From episode: TGMS Ep: 129 Finding Inspiration in Business and in Life
we're gonna talk about inspiration today. And a good friend of mine and mentor defined motivation as inspiration to action. And it's kind of the fire that burns in us. It's tenacity. And I love the word tenacity. But it's tenacity on steroids. And we all need inspiration. We all need inspiration to action. We all need to be inspired. We all get down at times. We all deal with different issues every day. So I'm gonna give you a couple definitions of inspiration. The first one is the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially something creative. That was the Oxford Dictionaries. And there's another one that says a feeling of enthusiasm you get from someone or something which gives you a new and creative idea or ideas. And that's the Collins Dictionary. And then there's the excitement of the mind or emotions to a high level of feeling or activity. Boy, I like that one. Listen to that again. The excitement of the mind or emotions to a high level of feeling or activity. And the source there is the Free Dictionary. Now, my definition, those are all good definitions. My definition of inspiration is the high octane fuel that propels us from within. And I'm old school. I remember the day and I worked for Sohio which was part of Standard Oil which Rockefeller founded, John D. Rockefeller founded which I talk about a lot. But one of my first jobs was working at Sohio pumping gas where you actually did full service. You cleaned windows, you checked the oil and stuff like that. So, and even air in the tires if they ask you to. So that was full service service station. And back then they had a high octane. There was no lead free gas. It was real gas. And they had what Sohio called boron. And that was the high octane gas. And guys would pull in there, I was 16 years old and guys would pull in there a little bit older than me that had some really fast cars. The older cars like the Chevelles and the GTXs and Camaros and Corvettes. And they'd pull in there and they'd want the high octane gas. I mean, it was high octane. It was 94, 95 octane and it was high. And it helped those cars run. And we don't have that today. You actually can go and buy high octane gas but I think it's at an airport. I don't even know where you get it anymore. It's racing fuel. But that was normal. Racing fuel you could buy at a gas station. You could buy it at Sohio. You could buy it at Shell. You could buy it at Sunoco. You could buy it at Clark, you know? Anyway, I got carried away there. But my definition of inspiration cause I'm inspired to act today is the high octane fuel that propels us from within.