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Who Inspires You?

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I really hadn’t thought of this much until I read a blog post of the same name from Presentation Zen. Who of course linked to this great Sir Ken Robinson video.

So the blog post and the video got me thinking. Who (or what, etc.) inspires you?

Who: My Wife, God Daughter, Seth Godin,
What: The ocean, baseball, opportunities for change
Where: Bali, South Africa, Seattle
When: When I least want to be or expect it
Why: Inspiration leads to happiness
How: Think deep, think often, listen, connect, fail

Who/What’s on your list?

I started blogging in 2005 and found it such a powerful way to reflect and share my thinking about technology, this generation, and how we prepare students for their future not our past.


  1. Cary Harrod Reply

    Who:My husband & son,people like Jeff who embrace change, Tolle, children
    What:Good music, open minded people,watching my son play soccer, beautifully written words,reading…and my iPhone because it allows me to connect to people. (I had to include one materialistic thing.)
    Where:Everywhere…there is inspiration everywhere…if we just look for it.
    When:When I am in the present moment.
    Why:Inspiration keeps you moving.
    How:Finding the space between my thoughts.

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  3. As we talking about inspiration, I have a theme of my blog called CI – challenge and inspire. I have collected quotes, phrases, stories, memories and odd and sods…. today I read a poem, it inspired me and I am sharing with you.

    Tomorrow’s Child
    Without a name; an unseen face
    and knowing not your time nor place
    Tomorrow’s Child, though yet unborn,
    I met you first last Tuesday morn.

    A wise friend introduced us two,
    and through his sobering point of view
    I saw a day that you would see;
    a day for you, but not for me

    Knowing you has changed my thinking,
    for I never had an inkling
    That perhaps the things I do
    might someday, somehow, threaten you

    Tomorrow’s Child, my daughter-son
    I’m afraid I’ve just begun
    To think of you and of your good,
    Though always having known I should.

    Begin I will to weigh the cost
    of what I squander; what is lost
    If ever I forget that you
    will someday come to live here too.

  4. Ray Anderson inspired this poem- he is the man with the “shining point of view” he is very ill and asks us all for prayer. Google Ray Anderson, Interface for more information about his good work.

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