Living an inspired life is to participate, work and contribute even when you don’t know what the results will be. It is not a magical shortcut to an easier life. It is the “runner’s high” that comes after miles of running not the idea to run. It is the perfect word that comes after hours of writing. Often we confuse having a desire with being inspired. A man came to me and stated that he was inspired to write a book. I explained that when he was holding the manuscript of the book in his hands he could say he was inspired. Until then he simply had an idea for a story. Wanting to be kind is a wonderful thought, but spending time with someone in need is an inspired act. Using ordinary thoughts to achieve extraordinary results is what it means to be inspired. You are smarter than you know. You are stronger than you feel. You are a better person than you realize. Live inspired.