Episode 03: What is inspiration?
Jan 28, 2021
What is inspiration? How does it help us act with courage and compassion in the face of great obstacles? Barger Leadership Institute Director and Professor of Psychology Dr. Ram Mahalingam speaks on inspiration and its relevance for mindful leadership. In a hyperconnected world, Ram draws on his own personal sources of inspiration and how inspiration can transform our lives and help us reconnect to others and our values. (19 min)
Episode Transcript is available.
Ram defines inspiration as a positive emotion that nurtures the motivation to change. What or who is inspiring you right now? Think about a motivational goal you draw from that inspiration.
He suggests that inspiration is an antidote to mindless social comparison. What does that mean to you? Can you think of an example?
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