Passion and Inspiration

You may or may not have noticed, but I haven’t posted in a few weeks. I’ve started posts and left them incomplete. I think the reason is that I’ve been short on one of the most important resources for regular blog posting: inspiration.

I think of inspiration in a similar fashion to the way they think of faith in beginning the Kevin Smith film Dogma:

“… faith is like a glass of water. When you’re young, the glass is small, and it’s easy to fill up. But the older you get, the bigger the glass gets, and the same amount of liquid doesn’t fill it anymore. Periodically, the glass has to be refilled.”

Yeah, just put inspiration in there instead of faith and that pretty much sums it up. You can read inspiring books, posts, and articles or watch inspiring videos and listen to inspiring music, but if those don’t uncover a spring of passion they are just drops in the glass that are quickly used up or evaporate.

I’ve been passionate about a few things since we started this site. I was about 50 pounds overweight when we started and I told myself I could not tell people to be healthy if I was not. This started a passion for true health. I went from 220 to 160 pounds over the course of about a year and a half. Through this passion I wrote several posts about the causes of obesity and the need for proper nutrition. I have a passion for the environment and have written some posts about saving power and alternative energy.

I haven’t been dipping my glass into those springs lately though. I am trying to find a new one. Which is difficult to do on purpose, at least for me. So what I’ve been doing is reading a lot of books that I wouldn’t read normally, watching a lot of TED talks, and listening to some different music. I don’t know what else I can do to canvass for a new spring of passion.

What do you do to find new inspiration? What are your spring dowsing techniques? Please help by sharing in the comments section below.


About Tom

I co-founded Health Now, Wealth Forever when I realized I was unhappy with where I was in life. I was overweight, unhealthy, and stuck in a business that I couldn't save. I had little hope. With our mission of helping others with the same problems, I am now in a much better place in all facets of my life. Most of my posts are about improving your diet - I think health most important. But, I also write about sustainable living, self-improvement, and occasionally improving finances. After all, one of my personal mottos is balance in everything.

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