Monday, November 22, 2010

What inspires you?

The holiday season is upon us and as the saying goes it is a time for giving. I have come to realize that one of life's greatest gifts is inspiration. It is the gift that keeps on giving. There are many things that inspire us all. Perhaps it is something as simple as someone holding a door open for you, or as thrilling as watching a challenged athlete run through the streets of New York City.

Maybe it's watching a friend complete their first marathon...
Or as difficult as watching a friend or loved one fearlessly battle a life threatening disease.

My brother in law who recently lost 50 pounds and is now under 200 pounds (one something as we like to say) for the first time in more than 10 years is inspiring many. Below is a quote from his recent post "One Something" that I love.

Some of you have already called me to congratulate me and even called me an inspiration. I am very appreciative of the attention and humbled that I could inspire you. But I did want to say that I won't accept any gratitude of inspiration if you don't take some positive action in your life that I help motivate you to do. Otherwise it's just my story. If I have truly inspired you then its OUR story.

If you are inspired do something positive. That will be the greatest gift you can give those who have inspired you.

I do feel a sense of inspiration from many different things. But my leading inspiration is my wife. For those of you who know her, no words are needed. For those who don't, simply put, Tani is unconditionally kind and supportive to all (with her Javelina Jundred buckle below). Let's give back to Tani and be kind to someone today.

What inspires you? We want to know.



  1. nice post Eric...well timed for the holiday weekend. way to keep it real!


  2. I don't have to ever look far for inspiration. I happen to be surrounded by colleagues, friends and family who are incredibly inspiring. It's always amazing to see complete strangers also accomplish things that were one thought to be impossible.

    Inspiration is everywhere, but like any opportunity, you have to be able to identify it, and take advantage....



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