We all want to be inspiring, but how does one inspire. I started my blog initially to highlight things that I didn’t see showcased often, but I knew existed in the world of color. I wanted to show everyone that no matter how terrifying the world is still an amazing place and there is so much to do and pursue. Your reputation, your character, your behavior will inspire people more than anything else. The only way to call the best out of others is to expect the best from yourself.
BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE
Inspiration, on the other hand, involves changing the way people think and feel about themselves so that they want to take positive actions. It taps into people’s values and desires.
When you’re inspiring people, you’re not telling them exactly what to do or giving them precise directions. You’re empowering them to be their best, trusting that they will then do the right thing. And the right thing they do may not be what you were expecting; it may be something beyond your wildest expectations; because People aren’t inspired by doing the ordinary or by meeting expectations. They’re inspired by the exertion, creativity, and sacrifice needed to exceed what they themselves thought possible.
There are so many unsung heroes who create programs that assist lower income families, I’ve always identified with those people. They may never end up on the Oprah show or get an article in Essence magazine, but the influence and impact they have on everyday people are monumental. There is nothing wrong with wanting to be famous, although I think most people want to be famous because they want to have financial stability and that should be the ultimate goal. There is something wrong with creating things of good and getting mad when you see other people doing it. Now of course as a creative person, I would love to always get credit for something I influenced. However what makes me most happy is knowing that I’m influencing people in a positive way. I made this blog to share; to share growth, love, happiness, and health. Maybe someone will read it, get inspired and make it further than me. What matters most is that someone is then sharing more love and positivity in this world and touching more people than I can.
I don’t get upset when I am not featured or make the count, I don’t create for that reason and I never have. Which is why I started this website so that I could share and contribute to this world as frequently as possible. It doesn’t matter if you have 10 or 1000 readers. What matters is you creating content that will help or heal those who need it. So many came they did it because they were blessed with a talent and simply shared it to help make the world a little better. They influenced me and now I’m able to create and share the things I learned and it has reached a bigger scale. Hopefully, the people I influence will go much further.
My greatest goal is not to create so that others can be motivated and empowered. It’s to create things that will truly help not just my surroundings , but the people across the world. Then maybe someone who thought interracial relationships were bad will be more open minded. Someone who thought black girls were trash will see our beauty. I want to share with the world the truth. Not so some brand can hire me and then I can feel validated as an artist or human. More than anything, I do this for the people who know me, were introduced to me, or heard of me will walk away feeling inspired to live their own truths. To love more freely, openly, and accept those that are different. Hopefully, I inspire someone to follow their own dreams and to go as far as they possibly can with them.
I want to see more strong women, more couples being honest and open with their love. More parents taking their child’s education into their own hands and more people spreading love instead of hate, I don’t ever want to be the only creating to inspire.
We were born to love, Share and empower; and that only happens if we allow others to shine just as bright as us.