Thursday, 3 March 2011
Getting through life sometimes can feel like an uphill struggle. We face things on a daily basis that test our mental, physical and emotional strength. We all have our different ways of coping...but I bet all of us have that special someone, that special something that we return to in order to gain inspiration and regain our strength.
I would not have made it through the past two months without the help of my trusty collection of cheesy CD's that I have played FULL BLAST on my way into work, and when things were getting tough I would go for a drive at lunch time just to blast out a power ballad to remind myself that I am strong, I am supported and also...to remind myself how to smile.
I found this powerpoint slide the other day (image above) that I used to have as my screen saver a couple of years ago. It contained all the things that at the time were my inspiration, the things I was either striving to acheive or gain...or the things that bought me happiness and joy. The fuzzy man in the bottom right hand corner is actually my Dad...my true inspiration. He never pulls any punches with me, he actually has a love/hate relationship with HR so we have fierce debates on a regular basis. But I have always been amazed by how he remains credible, full of integrity and has never let pride get in the way of doing what needed to be done.
The other stuff....well....it would be lovely to own an Aston Martin, but what I really cherish right now, and what inpsires me daily is just the feeling of being happy, at peace, and secure in myself.
What gets you through the day? How have your inspirations changed over the years?