Inspiration: Inside Out or Outside In?

Where does inspiration come from? You may know that inspiration means to be in spirit or one with your higher being, but have you thought beyond that?

I was thinking about it just this morning; about the things that inspire us from the outside as opposed to the inspiration we find within ourselves.

Is inspiration from the outside really voyeuristic inspiration?

Are we really inspired by what we witness someone else achieve or even attempt? Or is it that we feel good in that moment, maybe count our blessing, and then in a few minutes go back to our regular routine.

So how do you feel when you see something you  describe as inspirational? Does it translate to inspirational action on your part?

When you see someone triumph over tragedy does it inspire you to take on a new level of challenge in your life?

How about when you see someone complete something that was against all odds?

How about when you see someone move beyond their fear and do it anyway?

Do you take action differently then?

Or is it really a fact that true inspiration can only come directly from God to you?

In the last two days I have been inspired, or so I thought, and moved to tears by two very different videos on YouTube. Between them, they encompass all three types of inspiration I just asked you about.

I found the first one when I responded to John Assaraf writing on my Facebook wall. He had put this golf video out to his Facebook friends and had a great number of comments on it, so I was curious to take a look.

Here’s the link if you’d like to read the hundreds of comments:

This man is truly an inspiration to everyone who meets him. You really do want to see this. It sticks with you in a good way.

The second video I went looking for because I had seen a bit about her on TV. When I watched it, I knew I had to send it out to my twitter and Facebook friends. At the time, it had almost 9 million views. Right now as I check it’s up to 13 million.

I’ll give you the link, but they have taken down the code for embedding so I can’t post it on my blog for you.

While both are wonderful good feeling videos, there is something very different at the core, as far as the message of what is really the difference in these two people’s approach to life.

I’d like you to watch the videos, comment on my new blog at (just click on the blog post at the bottom of the page).

Then comment on what you feel about these two videos or how you are inspired and I’d like to start a conversation to see what you think is the difference between these two people.

Obviously they’ve both struck a cord with millions around the world, so let’s see what you think.

Until next week, I’d love to hear your thoughts.  Just comment on this post on my blog.

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Lynn Pierce, the Success Architect, has taught people how to combine business and personal development to reach the pinnacle of success and live the life of their dreams for over 25 years. In addition, she is also the founder of one of the most exciting annual events for women entrepreneurs, “Empowered Women’s Business  Summit“. Now she shares her keys to success and life mastery with you. You can get the first five lessons of “Change One Thing, Change Your Life: A Personal Transformation System” at

I would love to have you share your opinions and personal insights on my blog where I’ll also post this article.

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3 Responses to Inspiration: Inside Out or Outside In?

  1. Dan Carpenter April 16, 2009 at 5:46 pm #

    I took the time from a busy schedule to watch these two videos and I must say, they are most inspiring. Thank you for the opportunity to share these with us all. God Bless you Lynn.

  2. Lynn Pierce April 16, 2009 at 5:59 pm #

    Thanks Dan.
    I appreciate you taking the time to come and comment on the blog. I really am curious to hear how people feel about these videos and if they inspire you to do something differently, maybe take a chance on something you were previously afraid to do?


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