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When were you last inspired by something? I mean real inspiration, not just the hazy feeling of empathy towards some distant cause or impressive endevour. The way soundtracks are “inspired by” movies and shampoo scents “inspired by” forest fragrances .

I’m writing about  the type of inspiration that makes the hairs stand up on the back of our neck. No really, I mean actually stand up. That makes us not just sit up and think, but  that changes the outcome of those yes/no decisions that slowly add up to our lifetimes.

Doesn’t happen very often does it? So we should pay attention when it comes our way. Because inspiration that is not followed by action doesn’t inspire anyone, and perhaps real inspiration is the ultimate viral message.

So when was the last time you were inspired by something, really inspired? Got it in the front of your mind, good, now, go do something amazing about it.

2 thoughts on “Inspiration

  1. I was really inspired by this:

    The dark side of the lens

    What did i do about it?
    Well i considered giving up web design, throwing my computer off the cliffs of moher and getting a wetsuit..
    But i did nothing about it because if i had then i wouldnt be able to comment on your blog post or share it.


  2. “If I only scrape a living, at least it’s a living worth scraping.” That’s exactly what I’m talking about. Not sure you have to trade it all in for a Mark II wrapped in cling-film, but I bet there’s a half-way house.

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