8 Important Truths About Inspiration

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Sue Faith Levy is a motivational speaker and top blogger from South Africa. As an aspiring author and philanthropist. Sue's big dream is to spread her messages of hope and gratitude to women around the world with her motivational speeches and inspirational messages. If you aren't sure how to comment on this story, click here.

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Happy Thankful Thursday, dreamers.

This week I am thankful for inspiration.

As part of my original dream plan, I launched a gallery collection of inspirational images for my readers and fans.

Over time this hobby grew into gratitude statements, which lead to public speaking engagements, and ultimately, my foundation.

Inspiration fueled my dreams.

Inspiration is defined in the dictionary as the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.

I found that creating inspirational images kept me focused and inspired to do the things that needed to be done to move my dream forward.  The images motivated me to work on my goals and stay with it when I wanted to quit.


Psychologists Todd M. Thrash and Andrew J. Elliot discovered that inspiration has 3 main qualities:

1. Evocation

2. Transcendence

3. Motivation

They also wrote that inspiration was, “The heights of human motivation spring from the beauty and goodness that precede us and awaken us to better possibilities.”

Inspiration blooms from beauty and goodness.  It’s why we love inspirational images.

But why is inspiration important?

1. Inspiration creates possibilities where there are none.

2. Inspiration allows you to see that others understand what you are trying to accomplish.

3. Inspiration reminds you that you are more than what you think you are.

4. Inspiration tells you to never give up.

5. Inspiration guides you to try something new.

6. Inspiration pushes you to take chances.

7. Inspiration keeps your attitude positive.

8. Inspiration transforms what seems impossible.

Inspiration springs from encouragement, striking a cord within your soul, pushing you to change your life and let go of any circumstances crushing your heart.

Inspirational messages remind you that you can achieve, find your purpose, stick with something until the end, and in turn, inspire others to like you.

Inspiration is a gift that keeps on giving.

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Be grateful whenever inspiration shows up in your life this week.

Look for inspiration in your life.  Maybe its you.

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. ~Maya Angelou.

Have a gratefully-inspired week ,


8 Important Truths About Inspiration by Sue Faith Levy

  • How did you know I needed some inspiration this week? I’ve found this one to be continuously true in my life –
    ” Inspiration can inspire you to make bigger changes in your life”. Thanks for the great post Sue!

  • Remy

    Beautiful reminder Sue and gives me a little push this weekend to inspire and be inspired…Goes both ways…Have a wonderful weekend. xxo Rem

  • Sue, you are an inspiration just in all that you do in a given day … wife, newborn mother, entreprenuer, public speaker, blogger… thanks for making us think about inspieation today.  Here’s one for you —

    “Forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, just harness your power to your passion.” -Oprah.