How To Find Inspiration When You Don’t Feel Like Doing Anything | Leadership Lessons | Forbes

Feel overwhelmed by your to-do list or an issue at work? Here are seven ways to find inspiration and get unstuck when you lack motivation.

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  1. "I CHOOSE…. To live by choice, not chance. To be motivated, not manipulated. To be useful, not used. To make changes, not excuses. To excel, not compete. I choose self-esteem, not self-pity. I choose to listen to my inner voice, not the random opinions of others. I choose to DO the things you won’t, so I can continue to do the things you can’t!"

    – (Way of the Warrior)

    Isaiah 55
    "BEHOLD…. I have given a WITNESS (🌍👑) to the people, a LEADER AND COMMANDER to the people."

    "You SHALL call a nation that you do not know, and a nation that did not know you shall RUN to you, because of the LORD your God, and of the Holy One of Israel, for he has GLORIFIED 😎 YOU."

    "SEEK the Lord while he may be found, call upon him while he is NEAR!"

    "Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him RETURN to the Lord, and he will have MERCY upon him; and to our God, for he will ABUNDANTLY PARDON!"

    Proverbs 1
    "A Wise Man WILL HEAR, and WILL INCREASE learning; and a man (Or woman 😘) of understanding SHALL attain unto Wise Counsels."

    "The FEAR of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise Wisdom and instruction."

    "Wisdom CRIES OUT at the head of the noisy streets, at the entrance of the city gates she speaks!"

    “How long, you simpletons, will you insist on being simpleminded? How long will you mockers relish your mocking? How long will you fools hate knowledge?"

    "If you respond to my WARNING, then I will pour out my Spirit on you and TEACH you my words & SHALL make you Wise!"

    "But since you refuse to listen when I call and no one pays attention when I stretch out my hand,"

    "You IGNORED my counsel and rejected the correction I offered!"

    I WILL laugh in the day of your calamity; I will mock you when TERROR strikes you!"

    "When your DREAD comes like a storm, and your DESTRUCTION like a whirlwind, when DISTRESS & ANGUISH OVERWHELM YOU!"

    “When they cry for help, I will NOT answer. Though they anxiously search for me, they will not find me!"

    "For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the FEAR of the Lord!"

    "They rejected my counsel and paid NO attention when I corrected them!"

    "Therefore, they must eat the bitter fruit of living their OWN way, choking on their own schemes."

    "For the turning away of the simpleminded shall kill them, and a fools complacency because of prosperity SHALL DESTROY THEM!"

    "But WHOEVER LISTENS to me will dwell in SAFETY, And will be SECURE, without fear of evil.”

    You don't have to see the FULL staircase to Heaven… You just NEED to take the first step!

    Romans 10:9
    "If you CONFESS WITH YOUR MOUTH that Jesus IS Lord, and believe IN your heart that God raised him from the dead, you WILL be saved."

  2. Hey i am college science student but i dont have any interest in my subjects oranysports pls help me i am crying inside of my self plsssss help any one who can 😢 😢

  3. Since birth I never lacked inspiration, been stuck or feel like doing anything, maybe this is why I never did drugs and alcohol or got depression. Maybe Forbes should interview me.

  4. So shower, say yet, figure out what we want in life………. Forbes CRUSHING his treasure trove of success…… fortune cookies have offered more than this BS lmao.

  5. I really needed to hear this right now. Feeling so overwhelmed and stressed but I finally got myself outdoors in nature and did a nice little hike which always brings me back to where I need to be. I also agree with keeping up on self-care such as shaving a nice hot or cold shower. Just anything to distract yourself. It's also true to focus on the micro and not the macro. One step at a time. 🙏❤️

  6. It’s ok to not do anything. Capitalism says workers always have to be doing something because it views workers as the slaves of owners, and capitalism is an ideology of owners.

  7. yknow what I do when I dont feel like doing anything? and when I really don't have to be doing anything in a particular moment?

    I don't do anything. Because this idea that humans are worthless if they're not constantly engaged in tasks at literally every waking moment of their lives is pretty fucked up if you actually stop and think about it

  8. For the people that don't believe in climate change…
    In 1940 the world population was two billion people…
    Currently the worlds population in eight billion people with all the luxuries of the modern world…
    The increase in electricity generation is a big part but not the only part.


  9. It is actually scientifically proven that walking is linked to creativity! read it in an article a few years back… this reminded me of it and really it is true, my brain does more when im walking and not when I am lazing around at home

  10. So much value like wow. Never thought about this. Mind blowing. I think the woman also felt like not doing anything so she copied and pasted the stuff from the next best small youtuber that made a video about that topic.

  11. 1:30: Saturday was a little “meh”. In that moment, I remembered that day, our mail carrier was collecting food for our local shelter. I hadn’t bought anything to share, but just as quick I thought to check my pantry. Bingo! My donation bag was filled within minutes. I also printed a personalized thank you note for our mail carrier on my craft machine. During that period of time, I felt uplifted😊

  12. You know what? I’m taking a shower. It’s been well over a year now of feeling “meh”, so I guess I have nothing to lose: there’s no harm in trying!

  13. Do nothing if you want to do nothing because sometimes you would have to make do with people that have no skills and that will be traumatize you . Beat it !

    I got an Amazon box today with a knife in it . They packed it in multiple boxes , just go be safe ( ANXIETY).

    So I opened the innermost box and to my horror I almost cut my finger because the directions were missing to show which side is the holder and which side is the sharp edge .

    See how you cannot fix what they broke ?

    It is best to do nothing sometimes because they will waste money and MAKE MISTAKES THAT WOULD BE A BANKRUPTCY THING. Do not stress it out because the majority is going to break it anyway 😮

    Courtesy : Five9, tech lead Tanvi Sachdeva

    Rowan , Wendy ? This is why I was quiet because my mental health 😂 was at stake . I chose silence over mental health issues , NOT silence over professionalism .

    Please fire those they are toxic !

  14. 1 find your big thing
    2 add "yet" to what you have to begin but haven't at the moment. (I havent started practising guitar "yet".)
    3 shower (70%+ of us have shown to be creative while taking shower)
    4 do something unrelated something
    Totaly alien to daily rut
    5 connect with surrounding nature keep tech at home go without screen but eyes.
    6 help someone ( service from heart pulls greatness out of oneself effortlessly)
    7 think small (macro big broken down into manageable small task and engaged in mentally to finish )

  15. They say inspiration is everywhere, and that’s a fact. You can literally go on a long walk and start generating ideas within the parameters of your mind. As long as you concentrate, then the possibilities are endless.

  16. I had showered everyday, exercised everyday and still the abusive guilt trip relationship is not letting me get away and do anything.
    The coercive control can somehow drain you.
    It's always not you but someone else.

  17. Some of my best ideas have been in the shower. I figure it is the comfort of the water, the removal of anxiety, the removal of people and expectations, and the removal of electronic devices that allow me to actually stop, relax and think.

  18. Categorizing things:
    1. physical
    – showering
    – walking
    2. mental
    – return/rediscover your 1 big goal
    – think micro steps toward that goal, not about the goal itself
    – nature exposure
    – empathy practice

  19. Good video!  I will also suggest everyone to buy cryptos (e.g. Bitcoin, etc.) and hold them for the long term.  I've been in crypto since 2016 and made $500,000.  For me, investing has helped shape my finances and I hope it counts today


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