Are you inspired by someone in your life? Do you surround yourself with people who are inspiring? Is there a famous person or public figure that inspires you? Life’s too short to live without inspiration, so here are three people who inspire me.
Jim Rohn was an amazing man, just a farm boy from Idaho, he lead millions of people around the global to live an inspired life. When he passed last year, there was an outpouring heard around the world, from people whose lives had been touched by Rohn. I was introduced to his work several years ago, and I find that I am still learning through his legacy on a weekly basis. Why does he inspire me? His down-to-earth, tell it like it is style is easy to relate to. His most famous saying are so simple, yet so true – here are a few examples:
Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree.
Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.
I love his simple philosophies that are also life-changing. Much of his work was also recorded and can now be seen on YouTube
. I highly suggest taking a closer look and grabbing a little inspiration for yourself.
The second person that inspires me is Leanne Grechulk, founder of HealthyGirl.ca
and Diamond Director in USANA, and above and beyond all of that, she is one of my closest friends. I’ve known Leanne for over 11 years and she was the one who introduced me to Jim Rohn’s work. Leanne and I had always wanted to work together in business, and we have had the opportunity over the past 5 years. While my journey has had its ups and down, Leanne set her goals 5 years ago, and stayed the course. Last week, she accomplished one of her major life goals, as she had planned out all those years ago. How many people in your life set 5 year goals, let alone accomplish them right on schedule. She inspires not only me, but thousands around the world to reach for their goals, no matter how big or how small. And most of all, I find her faith in herself, her team and her dreams so completely unshakeable that I am certain she will continue to achieve and accomplish everything on her Dream Board.
Finally, one of the most inspiring people in my life is my mom. I never realized how much I admire her and have learned from her until I became a mom myself. Being a mom is a tough job! Seems as though my sister and I turned out pretty well, so I’m thinking she might have had something to do with it. My mom is an identical twin, from a family of 6. I have a feeling my grandmother, her mom, was probably inspiring to her as well, since she basically had to raise those 6 kids on her own since my grandfather was a pilot on the St. Lawrence River in Quebec. My mom showed both my sister and I that she could have a career, yet still be there for us. Shortly after my sister was born, she quit her job in Toronto and started her own translation business from our home in Oakville. This business not only allowed her to make a good income, but she was there when we came home from school, often had a hot lunch ready for us if we wanted to come home in the middle of the day, attended all of our events and stayed home with us when we were sick. I love that my mom was always there for us, up in her office, working hard but still nearby. And as we grew, she took on a second career (still continuing with the first one) as a wine writer and tour guide. She never stops learning and is always looking for ways to grow. And being a mom now, I am inspired by her more and more.
I challenge you to think of three people in your life that inspire you. And if it’s someone who you know personally (or maybe not even personally) take the time to let them know that you’ve been inspired by them. I invite you to share with us the people who’ve inspired you the most.