Inspiration. One of the World's most powerful feelings along with love. No wonder really, as the two feelings tend to go together. When in love most people feel inspired, they feel the unimaginable power to turn down mountains and run through endless challenges of life. Love keeps inspiration flowing indeed, but what do you do when love suddenly leaves you, or when you happen to find yourself alone when you need to be strong enough, or when love is simply not enough to inspire you anymore. This can come to you even if you are very much in love but are experiencing some difficulties at work with colleagues or something is wrong in your family - having no inspiration can struck at any time and come to anyone. So, I thought about it and realised that in fact inspiration can be found in many things - and here is the list of little everyday things/people who keep my inspiration flowing.

Music 

Music. The lyrics of your favourite song are like a soundtrack to an episode of your life. The music can be there for you when no one else is. Needless to say, that music has the power to cheer us up when we are down and remind us that we are not alone - someone else is going through the similar situations at some point in their lives. The top 3 songs I turn to when I need inspiration are:

1. Halleluijah by Alexandra Burke

2. Ironic by Alanis Morissette

3. Beautiful by Christina Aguilera

My list is endless but at least you have the top 3.

Books

Books just like music can be there for you when no one else and can open the World to you in a way that no one else can. You can travel in time and be transported into the past or fastforwarded into the future. You can be in many places at once, for instance if the novel is set in Paris and you live in New York, you get to experience the city without leaving your room. Isn't that inspiring already? Here's the list of my top 3 inspiration books:

1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

2. One Day by David Nicholls

3. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Travel

Traveling around the world inspires us in so many ways. If you have a chance one day, travel to India, Asia, Russia and all over the world. Experience different cultures. Traveling teaches us the contrast of richness and poverty, family and friendship, and finally makes us realise what is important and what not. Traveling it teaches us appreciation and a sense of priority. It is amazing to see how the countries with little materialistic wealth are enriched by the culture of families and friendships. Sometimes, I feel people of these countries are richer than anyone could ever be in the well developed world. Here are my top 3 cities for inspiration.

1. London (particularly Kensington Gardens + Notting Hill)

2. Stockholm

3. Paris (Montmarte)

People

People can inspire us, they motivate us to become better and lead us to become the best of ourselves. Leaders in any environment or setting, particularly at work, should be able to inspire their employees to follow their lead and work for the better good of everyone. The World has seen many powerful leaders and there is so much inspiration to be taken from them and learnt from them. To list my top 3 inspirational people  is quite a challenge but here is my list:

1. Martin Luther King

2. Maya Angelou

3.  Steve Jobs

Hope you can all find a little bit of inspiration in this article and come up with your own top 3 lists of each and even complete the article with further things and people that inspire you to create! 

Published by Karina Saakyan