8 Techniques for Inspiring Yourself and Others

Lorna Harvey
3 min readJul 10, 2022

Inspiration for both yourself and others can be found all around you!

Although it is not always as easy to find during trying times, inspiration is all around us. We just have to be open to being inspired.

It might be simple to fall into a rut, and once you are there, it can be challenging to climb out. That is where inspiration can make a difference.

It is critical to keep in mind that different people interpret inspiration in many different ways.

What one person might find inspiring, another person may not find valuable or worthwhile.

You can look for what interests you if you want to discover your own creative inspiration.

How to Inspire Others: What to Watch Out For

It can be challenging to inspire others since you might not always know what might uplift them.

Strive to teach people how to find the spark they are seeking, rather than simply sharing what inspires you.

You can do this by getting them to look at past situations where they were inspired to do something.

It is possible that what inspires you might help someone else to get an idea of what might resonate with them.

Just like you, they will be able to find inspiration where ever they look once they know what to look for.

Consider the following ideas for inspiration:

  1. Dissecting something that is elaborate into its component parts and paying close attention to each one.
  2. Examining a dialogue for minute details that could inspire creative solutions.
  3. Get closer to something that you often only see from a distance.
  4. Using writing or drawing prompts to encourage more freely flowing creative ideas.
  5. Using unconventional thinking, observation, or listening to discover fresh viewpoints.
  6. Finding the hidden beauty in other people’s inspirations by asking them about it.
  7. Enrolling in a class to learn a language or to do something you have never done before.
  8. Visiting a new location to see its culture and natural beauty.
Lorna Harvey

I’m a blogger, writer, and interested in helping people find answers for living their best life. I also write on https://lornaharvey.substack.com/.