What do you do to inspire those around you? This is a tricky question I know from the response from delegates at a recent workshop I delivered. It’s tricky because it requires accountability for our actions. Much easier to ask, who has inspired you?
There are likely to be many people who have inspired you during the various stages of your life; in childhood and into adulthood; in home-life as well as at work. It may have been a teacher, a parent, a good friend, even a stranger or someone famous. Those who inspire us help to mold us into the people we become.
Take a moment to think about one or two people who have inspired you.
Just as you have been inspired, others will be inspired by you. A humbling thought indeed. So, from the premise that we too are someone’s inspiration, here are a few questions for you:
1. How would you like others to think of you?
2. What behaviours would you have to be exhibiting to be seen in this light?
3. Which of these behaviours do you need to be ‘doing’ more of?
The rest, as they say, is up to you.