If you want to become truly resilient, to discover your true potential and rise victoriously no matter what life throws at you, then you must guard one thing above all others...
You must guard your inspiration.
It doesn't matter what good purpose that inspiration is for, since your ability to follow through, your persistence and determination ultimately come from the power of inspiration.
Without constant inspiration, your daily activities will seem more and more mundane in your eyes. In reality nothing is mundane, but without inspiration you will be dragged down to the point where it all seems like meaningless toil.
Without inspiration, you’ll never find within yourself the power to persevere. Determination will be nowhere found and will lack the power to change your life.
So if maintaining an inspired state is so critical, how do you do it, especially when the outside world seems to conspire against you? You change your "diet"...
Build yourself a steady diet of inspiration - read inspiring books, watch inspiring films and videos, listen to speakers who give you courage, determination and confidence. Consider great spiritual principles and dedicate yourself now to living by them. Think about great leaders and decide now that you’ll start to think like them.
You weren’t born with the emotional bedrock of inspiration; you have to build that for yourself. That's part of having free will and enjoying this human adventure.
~ Dr. Symeon Rodger