Who, what inspires you

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Lately, anything or anyone that used to inspire me seems to have let me down.. kinda bummed out right now :)

Soo, I was wondering: who or what is your motivation to ambition?
 
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inspirational quotes

I really like quotes. especially the ones by the infamous Author Unknown. I find inspiration in such quotes as: "Ambition is building a ladder against the sky", and "No one can make you feel inferior without you consent."

I'd post more, but I've gotta go to school soon.:smile:
 

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I inspire to inspire.

Unfortunately, i'm uninspired to inspire inspiring.

Guess i'll never be inspired.

O well.
 

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who inspires me?

I would have to say that, aprt from my family, my biggest inspiration comes form the memory of my teachers and from my friends. The problem with that is, they are (or were) some of the most well known scientists, authors, etc. in history. It is easy to compare myself to them and find I am wanting. This I suppose is natural to a degree. We all strive to be all that we can, and often the most severe judge of our success is ourselves.
 
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Oddly enough one of the things that inspires me the most is something that others may find daunting.

I am frequently inspired by considering how relatively short our time is alive.

When I think about this, I turn off the TV, or whatever else I am doing to waste time, and begin to work on whatever I have been putting off.

I do alot of the type of things that most people think of as requiring inspiration, such as writing and painting. I find the hardest part is putting aside the distractions and just starting. If it's a long term project, make the time to work on it every day. Keep reminding yourself that life is transient, we won't be here forever.
 
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Who? God!
What? Oxygen!
 

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life experiences inspire me, as i try to learn as much as i can from them...
 
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The Bible inspires me.
 
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Fresh air and solitude...
 
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Doing things really. I love learning new things and trying to do them. Whether it is work related, websites, motorcycle racing (my favourite), learning, sport, drinking, playing... whatever.

Life is indeed to short to run out of things to do. If I retired tomorrow (No chance I'm 41) I would rarely have any spare time to get bored in.

I'm with Artman - life is so short. You are a long time dead so find what you like doing and try to do more of it. If you get bored with that, do something else.

If things in your life make you sad, either change them, or cope with them and move on. I've been told by many people that my simplistic approach is 'unrealistic' and that I ought to 'join the real world'. Hey, I'm in it!!!!!!
 

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Well, I both love to work and study. You kinda loose your zeal though, when you work and work and work, sweet blood and tears, and when all is done, nothing is done with the data. Or you start a master program and after two months you haven't seen a single student and all the courses are delayed :)

Basically not being in control

Sometimes a world can become very small and there is a need to break free..
 
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The fear of becoming a failure inspires me.
 

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Richard Feynman and mango ice cream.

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God.

Questions.

Truth.

Knowledge.
 

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Boredom.[zz)]
 

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Originally posted by Monique
Basically not being in control
I suggest you see the matrix revolutions
 
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Originally posted by Monique
Well, I both love to work and study. You kinda loose your zeal though, when you work and work and work, sweet blood and tears, and when all is done, nothing is done with the data. Or you start a master program and after two months you haven't seen a single student and all the courses are delayed
I see what's bugging you: not boredom, but disappointment. All work and no fruition.

Time to do a little extracurricular study of where your efforts are more likely to yield results. Knowing that constitutes a kind of talent unto itself. Unplug from the people for whom beurocracy is a reward unto itself, and get with the people who get stuff done.
 

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I used to be inspired by the great work other people had done. When you are starting out, you set your sites high. You want to be among the greats. There comes a time for most though, when other people's great accomplishments remind them that they are not doing anything earthshaking. What used to inspire now depresses. It's wrong to feel this way. There is plenty of good work that isn't earthshaking. But while you can take pride in this good work, it generally does not inspire.

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Originally posted by zoobyshoe
I see what's bugging you: not boredom, but disappointment. All work and no fruition.
You have very good insight

Yeah, that is basically it, it feels like: why sit down and read all those papers, who will care. And thus rather seeking instant victory, reversi on internet for instance You know, sometimes you work so hard to get things done and when the finished product is just set aside by someone to collect dust, it is kinda frustrating :)

I am about to start on a new research project with a succesfull group of people so I guess I will have my inspiration back in no time
 

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Inspiration.. not my friends:

I made a real inspirational wallpaper by cropping the following picture of a sunflower against a sunlit sky, and in the upper right corner I put the following text in itallics, the same color as the flower petals:

Aim at the sun and you may not reach it..

but your arrow will fly far higher than if
aimed at an object on a level with yourself
http://www.photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=1810281&size=md ((wallpaper: ofcourse for personal use only))

The friend: "pfff, what a lame quote" [zz)] lol
 
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Originally posted by Monique I am about to start on a new research project with a succesfull group of people so I guess I will have my inspiration back in no time
This is the way to go. It's hard, if not impossible to motivate other people, so find and stick with people who are already motivated.
 
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Originally posted by dduardo
I suggest you see the matrix revolutions
I suggest you wait 'till it comes out in theaters. :wink:
 

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