Inspiration, week 4

During our lessons this week, we will talk about the difference between purpose and Inspiration, and about some ways of inspiring ourselves.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below:

“Do one thing every day that scares you.” — Eleanor Roosevelt (diplomat, human rights activist, First Lady)

Inspiration:  Find inspiration in possibilities.

We can easily confuse inspiration with purpose, but they motivate us to achieve our goals in different ways.  Purpose is our sure sense of commitment to the goal we want to achieve, and pushes us forward to overcome any obstacle in the way.  Inspiration pulls us forward to the future that we want for ourselves, to become the person we really want to be.  To help inspire ourselves, we can try the following things:

  • Attempt something you have always wanted to do, but have never been able to try before.
  • Teach someone a skill you know, and become a leader.
  • Learn something new.
  • Make a list of all the things you would like to do in life.
  • Create a “Vision Board” with pictures of your goals, things you would like to do, and things you would like to accomplish.
  • Brainstorm ideas for a new project you and your family our friends could work on.

Discussion Questions:

  1.  What is something you would really like to do in your life?
  2.  What is a new project you could work on with your family or friends?
  3.  What is a picture you would put up on your “Vision Board”?

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