Why Inspiration Matters?

By Nancy Duarte Life Coach | Nov 14, 2022
Why Inspiration Matters? Inspired people share certain characteristics. Inspiration is not the same as positive affect. Compared to being in an enthusiastic and excited state, people who enter an inspired state reported greater levels of spirituality and meaning, and lower levels of volitional control, controllability, and self-responsibility for their inspiration. Whereas they activate positive affect when someone is making progress toward their immediate, conscious goals, inspiration is more related to awakening to something new, better, or more important: the transcendence of one’s previous concerns. Inspiration is the springboard for creativity. The link between inspiration and creativity is consistent with the transcendent aspect of inspiration since creativity involves seeing possibility beyond existing constraints. The inspiration facilitates progress toward goals. Inspiration increases well-being. Research shows clearly that preparation ("work mastery") is a key ingredient. Challenging the status quo and enabling creativity.