At some point in your life a boss, teacher, or interviewer will ask you about your life’s work or what you do for fun, on the side, “tell me about yourself.” The question I assume is reaching inside you for a totally ‘off the record’ answer but it still puts people on edge. People who have lived long enough think that early influences and inspirations no longer have an effect on them while younger generations can respond in the immediate and where they are at in the now.
If you think about it at all and made a corresponding list that list would be as thick as a dictionary. Stuck like glue. Influences and inspirations you may have forgotten about, but they are always there in you somewhere. They have their places on the stove of live, and the oven or simmering pot, even I they are only kept luke warm at best in your contemporary times. They may not save any lives by some other peoples points of view but these things that can turn the mundane into extraordinary even after decades of life.
Who and what inspires and influences us opens more neural pathways and more branches than ever in the brain. Continuing or beginning to study a foreign language or help others, for example, via such influences can change your life, your art, your job, your spirit, and the lives of other people and not to mention in turn the world. Influences and inspirations are a part of the learning process, when you stop being influenced and inspired you are indeed stagnating and petrified. With them you have the option to live again.
These are all related to vision, morality and strength A key process in influencing without authority is to not instill motivation by creating fear, and inspiring people to act for the wrong reasons. The law of reciprocity or the mighty diva that karma is will be paid back no matter how negative or positive the things are we do for others. People want to find meaning in what it is they are doing. People will go out of their way to help if they feel it is the ’right thing’ to do or contributes to a valued cause.
Integrity and virtue Influences and inspirations make you in power of yourself. The importance we all are to each other, we rub off on each other. Allowing sincere gratitude for the freedom to make simple decisions and not feeling hassled keeps life simple. The love and value of one another is spread in the world by any different forms and valuing our inspirations and influences from the past, and in the now is a valuable one.
A common mistake in our relationship currency is underestimating the importance of influences and inspirations of others. Why? Because in this step of the process it makes it easier to directly ask for what you need. If you are not on good terms, then the idea would be to build trust. But even a complete stranger you are interacting with will not underestimate this trust in interaction and with the universe. They trust the exchange, recognize their own and your feelings, and the feeling around them and what they have to offer builds trust in action.
Assuming all are potential allies How do you define your influences and inspirations, you have to have some idea of your own goals and priorities. Diagnose the world of the other person and any relevant experiences between your world and theirs and the influence through give and take.