Why I’m a Sucker for an Inspirational Meme.
Following inspirational bloggers, authors, and gurus is part of the ‘day job’ when you write self-help books. I’ve learned so much from my teachers that I love to pass on to my readers in a way that they can relate to. Even though I call myself a spiritual person, I don’t wear a floaty kaftan or bells on my fingers. You’ll only find me running through a meadow of tall grass with flowers in my hair if there’s an ice-cream van at the other side!
There are billions of us on this beautiful planet, all with our own unique hang-ups, issues, and battle scars from life. What I love most about the personal development industry is the abundance of quotes that can heal, calm, and inspire someone in the space of ten or twenty words. Some quotes are motivational, some humorous, and others are very thought provoking.
On my blog posts and in my books I try to encourage a sense of positivity and well-being, and I’m normally quick to share an inspirational meme with my social media audience. I don’t do this because it fits my personal needs, although, some days these affirmations have been spot on. I share them in the hope that they’ll help someone else in the same way my books can motivate or inspire readers.
Here are some of my favourites:
So, the next time you spot an inspirational meme on social media, don’t scroll by and dismiss it, think about who you know in your circle of friends and colleagues who might just need to hear that message today.
In How I Motivated Myself to Succeed I’ve included a series of lists at the end of the book:
52 Things to Do
52 Uplifting Quotes
52 Affirmations for Success
52 Power Words
One each for every week of the year.
I’m a great believer in ‘thoughts become things’ and have witnessed a client spiral out of control when concentrating on the negative aspects of her life. On the flip side, I’ve also seen how a friend turned her life around by absorbing the positivity around her and choosing to embrace this. If one inspirational meme can trigger a moment of optimism, hope, or confidence then I’ll keep sharing and I hope you will too.
What’s your favourite inspirational meme? Please feel free to share it with us in the comments or on my Motivate Me Facebook Page.