Politics is full of the typical banter, markets are apprehensively searching which direction to go, many are jobless, countless are homeless. Feelings of desperation, anxiety, and fear continue to occupy a greater percentage of the air we breathe as time progresses. After experiencing this fear and desperation myself, I decided it’s time for a jolt of excitement! It’s time to hit this negativity in its noggen. The weapon chosen is something a few have already started doing — and, it’s called the INSPIRE Campaign. Here’s how it works –
The INSPIRE Campaign is where each of us dedicates ourselves to inspire one person, each day. That’s it — one person, one day. We’re not asking for everyone to make grandiose speeches, lead marches on Washington, or start Teach for America. All we’re doing here is striving to inspire 1 person each day.
But (oh, yes, there’s a BUT), the goal isn’t simply to inspire. It’s to spread inspiration throughout the world like an epidemic. Inspiration an epidemic!!?!? Crazy! I thought so myself…
But it”s not.
We can do it. We’ve seen it happen. Like all epidemics, they and we must trudge through the barracks and fight through countless failed attempts, days of apathy and inaction, and countless additional challenges, all before inspiration takes flight. With continued effort to 1) be an example and 2) share our inspiration, we might just achieve extinguishing a few small sparks of these feelings of desperation, sadness, and fear — replacing debilitating emotions with inspiration, in one person’s heart at a time! Together, the effects will be greater.
How this can Happen
To create a world-wide epidemic of inspiration, we’ll need to be an example of inspiration. We will also need to spread our campaign throughout our social sphere (work, private, and to strangers). By doing these two simple actions, 1) being an example and 2) spreading inspiration, we might just brighten one person’s day. We may just spark a person from on the verge of suicide to fighting through one more day to see life’s opportunities. And, with much, much effort, we might eventually achieve our goal of making inspiration a world-wide epidemic!
I’ll be attempting to inspire people on Twitter, during in-person conversations, through videos, and presentations.
In an attempt to unify our effort into a potent fireball of inspiration, I’m using the #inspireCa hashtag when I share inspirational messages and examples. You’re welcomed to join in on the fun!
Let’s get this party started