Innovative Thinking – Inspiration – Blog 023



Wayne Dwyer said in his March 8, 2004, PBS presentation of his “Power of Intention”:

Inspiration or “inspire”, originally came from the words “In-Spirited” or the Greek root of “inspiritu”.

The Greeks believed that when someone is truly “inspired” or “In-Spirited” that they are touched and gifted by the Gods with that idea, that moment of “Eureka”.

Ptolemy wrote that when you are inspired you are in-Spirited and you are motivated to create. When you are inspired, you are in-Spirited by some great purpose on some extraordinary project, where all of your thoughts break their bonds. Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, and a great, and a wonderful world. Dormant forces, forces you didn’t think were accessible to you, faculties and talents come alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than, you ever dreamed yourself to be. When you are inspired you are in-Spirit.”

David by Michelangelo

Michelangelo completed the amazing marble carving in 1504 and is located in Florence, Italy.  If you can ever get a chance to view it in person, it is well worth the trip and wait in line.


When Michelangelo was asked how he created his

masterpiece David, he answered,


“I simply chipped away everything that wasn’t David.”


Please give Michelangelo’s quote some thought.  Many times I see the solution, then all I have to do is…  create that!


“Color outside of the lines.”


Lon Safko
Serial Innovator, Keynote Speaker, Trainer, Innovative Thinking


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