Ten Pieces of Inspiration #131

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well.

1. Sir Ken Robinson on being wrong

“If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you will never come up with anything original.” – Sir Ken Robinson

No one is ever right all of the time. Most of us aren’t even right most of the time.

2. Homemade body wash

body scrub

I find something wonderfully beautiful and comforting in seeing something homemade. There’s something about it that just feels very real and human to me.

Thanks to beccapie for this great image.

3. Hemingway on rebounding from pain

“The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places.” – Ernest Hemingway

In fact, it is the strength that comes from healing that builds greatness.

4. Black Button

Just watch this short film. There are slight religious overtones to it and a few minor language incidents, but it’s deeply thought provoking.

5. John Green on forgiveness

“The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.” – John Green

Other people make mistakes, just as you do. Let them go.

6. Plato on slow and steady progress

“Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.” – Plato

There is no great journey that is completed overnight. The amazing part is that people keep plugging forward through the lack of success.

7. New Boy

This is a great short film about a new boy at a school. There’s a bit of childhood cursing and such as you would expect from the situation, but the film is really powerful.

8. Nietzsche on dealing with challenge

“A strong and well-constituted man digests his experiences (deeds and misdeeds all included) just as he digests his meats, even when he has some tough morsels to swallow.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

It can be hard to deal with the mistakes you’ve made, but you’re a better person for it when you do.

9. Hay bales

Hay Bales

The field behind our house was used for hay by a local farmer. He would bale it into round bales like this a few times a year. Now, unfortunately, that field has been sold and houses are beginning to crop up there. I miss the hay bales.

Thanks to Timo Newton-Syms for the image.

10. John Lennon on honesty

“Being honest may not always get you many friends, but it’ll always get you the right ones.” – John Lennon

Putting on an act will earn you friends that may or may not even like the actual you.

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