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Who has been your greatest inspiration?

  1. jpcmc profile image90
    jpcmcposted 6 years ago

    Who has been your greatest inspiration?

    When faced with trials, who has lifted you up to face the challenges?  Who is your greatest inspiration?

  2. My Esoteric profile image92
    My Esotericposted 6 years ago

    John Adams, Abraham Lincoln, Barach Obama

  3. Nat Amaral profile image60
    Nat Amaralposted 6 years ago

    More than one person, to be honest.  My sister, who had been there for me when I was going through a crisis over an ex-boyfriend.  My former roommates, who had dealt with me when I was going through my mood swings and depression.  Then there's my mother, who she and I have developed a much closer relationship.  I have all these people to thank for these reasons.  smile

  4. terrektwo profile image84
    terrektwoposted 6 years ago

    My father, I didn't realize it until I was getting older and then he passed much too early. He was the most decent, hard working and caring man I ever knew, he set the bar high and I will always remember him with love.

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    Cranfordjsposted 6 years ago

    Sam Harris has helped me answer many questions regarding my view of the world.

  6. Hezmyjoy profile image61
    Hezmyjoyposted 6 years ago

    Jesus. I believe what He has done to save the world from themselves if only they would believe. I also have found immense peace by having this faith in Him. No one else has been able to do that for me.

  7. Ana Teixeira profile image83
    Ana Teixeiraposted 6 years ago

    My father was and still is my inspiration. He died 6 years ago.. but the lesson he taught me will guide me through life... whatever happens.. take it with a smile.

  8. NiaLee profile image60
    NiaLeeposted 6 years ago

    My mother, she is a very loving person and despite abuse from childhood and through her married life, she has been the face of love for my siblings and me. She used to say: love has no border.
    Then my father taught me I could anything in this life whatever happens, that I could be anything too! He didn't go to school but motivates us to get a high education and accomplish ourselves as individual.
    I love them dearly and work at being able to make them proud and satisfied for all the sacrifices they have been through.
    Then, Jesus and Buddha came opening up my heart to love, faith and peace.

  9. zzron profile image56
    zzronposted 6 years ago


    For me I would have to say Jesus Christ.  There is no other more inspiring or more awesome.

  10. jeanniedoe profile image55
    jeanniedoeposted 6 years ago

    My family inspired me. Through ups and downs of my life they are always there to guide and support me.

  11. giopski profile image62
    giopskiposted 6 years ago

    Jesus Christ above all and then, Mother Teresa and St. Francis of Assisi.  One thing in common? Selfless love and total self-giving.

  12. rLcasaLme profile image73
    rLcasaLmeposted 6 years ago

    God, my parents, and my wife. I cannot isolate these people because I know God also works through them to lift me up in times of despair.

  13. LawrenceS profile image74
    LawrenceSposted 6 years ago

    I would have to say Jesus Christ, He inspires me to be better than I am. Also I would have to say my Grandmother, she thought me that I could be better than whatever situation I am going through.

  14. samtenabray profile image61
    samtenabrayposted 6 years ago

    Arsene Wenger, Thierry Henry and obviously my parents!

  15. CloudExplorer profile image79
    CloudExplorerposted 6 years ago

    I love watching inspirational movies myself, so I must say Rocky.  That movie was a great inspirational movie indeed, and I loved how he triumphed over his inner weaknesses, and self denial of possibly not becoming a champion.
    His run up them steps to the top when he cheered himself on, was the best part for me.

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    mikeq107posted 6 years ago

    Never had a mentor growing up..pretty much made it on my own...that is until I realizied that the holyspirit had been leading me all along and never knew it......I would love to say my Dad but I alwalys chased after him then gave up....The only being I truly trust Is God and man can agrue about his existance till dooms day, but I know him because he reavled himself to me personaly and that is truly all that maters to me...the rest will fade away and burn eventually like all the other empires etc...Great question..Thanks for asking...
    Mike :0)

  17. MINIMA profile image60
    MINIMAposted 6 years ago

    My parents. They have always taught me to be faithful to oneself and honest in all the dealings or work. They have taught me to be aways strong and determined in any hardship or problems.

    Indeed their teachings have paid me off , though my dad is no more but mum is still there as my mentor. I have learnt to be strong , hopeful and courageous all the difficult situations I had come across and am going through with one hope which never deters - That there is always a light at the end of the dark tunnel  and that after every passing storm there is always a calmness with a bright sunshine.

  18. vocalcoach profile image98
    vocalcoachposted 6 years ago

    My brother is my greatest inspiration. He has never judged me. He has always lived in such a way as to be an example of integrity and honor, not just to me, but to others. His marvelous sense of humor has brightened many a sad day for me.

    He has been through many trials in his life, but remains positive and manages to press on and do what needs to be done. Yes...my little brother has been my greatest inspiration.

  19. nuchime profile image60
    nuchimeposted 6 years ago

    Jesus Christ, he's the name above every other name.

  20. Dave Mathews profile image60
    Dave Mathewsposted 6 years ago

    My Lord Jesus Christ and Almighty God provide more than adequate and more than enough inspiration for me.

  21. Ian Dabasori Hetr profile image80
    Ian Dabasori Hetrposted 6 years ago

    I would say its been my dad. Dad is the reason being me being the man I am today. he was kinda tough but then when I look back, I can see all he wanted was best for me. Dad id my hero and was the greatest inspiration behind my success.

  22. Benoitsmidget profile image61
    Benoitsmidgetposted 6 years ago

    Mom. She has always been there for me with encouragement and a shoulder and an ear. She has taught me how to love unconditionally and not be judgmental. She has overcome cancer and is an inspiration.

  23. lone77star profile image85
    lone77starposted 6 years ago

    I would have to say, "God" and then "Yehoshua of Nazareth."

    After that, my late, earthly Dad... Rod Martin, Sr.

    King David of Israel, Moses, Elijah, Gautama Siddhartha, the Dalai Lama, Rinpoche Gyaltsen, Lao Dzu, Albert Einstein, Walt Disney, Socrates, Nikola Tesla, George S. Patton, Henry Ford, Chuck Yeager, John Glenn, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and a whole lot more.

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    StarFlowerposted 3 years ago

    Guruji Sri Vast has inspired me a lot with his grounded eco spiritual teachings. He is a true enlightened master who teaches very essential wisdom in a very loving way. Take a look at this video to see for yourself

    Video interview: www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMsaBi5A77E

    I add some links to various websites from Sri Vast Foundation as well:

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Guruji-S … 7805565318
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUnuzQ … freload=10

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