According to TheFreeDictionary.com, the word inspiration has several meanings but one really stands out in my mind :
“Divine guidance or influence exerted directly on the mind and soul of humankind”.
That is a powerful definition. To inspire someone doesn’t just mean that you help someone get motivated to go to the gym that day. To inspire someone is to impact someone so much that their mind and soul feels it for a long time to come. Who do you know in your own lives that you would say he or she inspires you? Maybe your parents, teachers, coaches, or even in some cases, your boss could be inspiring. However in most cases athletes and celebrities are classified as inspirational. Whoever the person is that inspires you, think about how your life is different than it could’ve been if you hadn’t known that person or people.
Now that we have a deeper appreciation for what inspiration is I have a question for you. Who do you want to inspire? You are a part of Labrada Nutrition and you are reading this post because you were inspired to make positive changes in your life and one of them is to get in your best shape ever. Now let’s get deeper with that goal. Do you want to inspire someone or a group of people to do what you are doing? Perhaps there are members of your family that take their health for granted and you hope to be an example for them to follow. Do you want to inspire your community to get in shape? Perhaps you have higher aspirations and you want to make it in the fitness industry to inspire people around the world to start training, eating healthy, and change their lives for the better.
Regardless of whom it is you hope to inspire, you won’t be able to do it if you don’t stay inspired and committed yourself. You must not only remember to focus on your own goals for your own sake but you will be the example that those loved ones and others will be inspired by so they will also learn from your experience and expertise. This is not only a responsibility but you must also consider it a privilege to be a role model for others to follow. Whether it is a million people or a hundred, the emphasis on what you do is the same.
Always remember that you have the power to inspire others that are close to you, those you consider acquaintances, and even people that you have never met. Yes you can inspire people who walk by you in the mall, grocery store, or anywhere else you go. Inspiration is not just something to push you through a workout. Inspiration is a force that is only limited by the effort that is given by the source of it. You are that source and you can be that force. Never let anyone tell you any different.
About the Author
Roger “ROCK” Lockridge is a writer whose work has been seen all over the world. He is most known as a writer for Iron Man Magazine and Bodybuilding.com. In 2009, he was named Bodybuilding.com Male Writer of the Year which along with the Female award is the highest award for writers in the bodybuilding/fitness world.
Roger is also known for his work against child abuse and domestic violence and he was featured as a part of the domestic violence documentary “30” as the only child survivor and the only male survivor in the film.