Most of us don't know we need a bit of inspiration until it smacks us in the face. You can choose to play the videos or not - we all have that ability to decide one way or another. I hope you choose to allow yourself to possibly be inspired like I was...
And then of course, there's this one - inspiring in a different way...
I've got so many ideas percolating in my head. I keep waiting for the exact right moment, and there's no such thing. I constantly worry about failing, and that's a real possibility. But what if I succeed? What then? The sky's the limit, ya know?
But it's not just about what I can do for myself.
What can I do for the world around me? For me, it starts with not allowing fear of rejection to stop me from saying what I think or doing what's right. Inaction is often worse than a bad action.
When I was in Washington DC in May, I sat in a hotel restaurant, reading emails, eating breakfast - by myself. A couple was seated at an adjacent table. Their server asked why they were in DC. They replied that day was their wedding day. They were both women.
I wanted to lean over and say, "Congratulations!" I wanted to tell them how happy I was for them. Something held me back - fear of I-don't-know-what. What if my words had helped them in some way? Now I'll never know. I have promised myself I won't let opportunities pass by my again. I just need to be brave.