I close out this year noting that I have put together 266 of these Daily Inspiration posts, including this one.
What kept me sane through the twists and turns that defined 2021? Mindset matters! And one of the ways I accomplish that is by pausing with a moment of reflection, each moment, as I start my day. That involves writing one of these each Daily Inspirations each and every workday. It’s ALWAYS the first thing I do as I start my day, between 5 and 6 am… my laptop, some coffee, some quiet thinking, as I reflect my thinking on our world, innovation, creativity, future trends, or just plain inspirational thinking.
The backstory? These Daily Inspiration posts go way back to August 2016, when I wrote my very first one after a complex set of difficult personal circumstances in my life. In a short time, the simple act of spending a few minutes in the morning to calmly reflect and think before starting my day became the spiritual balm that I needed to move forward with a commitment to an important purpose. Since that time. I have put together 1,440 of them – not missing one single workday.
For the fun of it, I rolled all the posts from 2021 into this little 18-minute video, with a backing track of some inspiring tunes. Most were based on images from within my virtual studio, while others were a look back at past presentations, and a few others near the end of the year were of a new format that I’m experimenting with. Not that anyone will watch it, but I found it fun to put together – and to also reflect on that which I have shared.
We all need some type of ‘thing’ to keep us going through a complex world, particularly through these pandemic times. Oddly, I’ve found mine with this unique thing. It works for me! And based on feedback from people who get these via various social media, it works for others as well.
You can always sign up for them and find the archives at https://inspiration.jimcarroll.com
And of course, as you know, they are posted here each workday.
I would encourage you to share them with your friends and encourage them to sign up. My list keeps growing!