inspire-share-inspire cycle survey results

Tuesday’s article about the inspire-share-inspire cycle included a short survey. I wanted to know more about what you’re up to and where you go when you ride that cycle. The survey responses illuminated and charmed me by turns. Thank you for your willingness to share your thoughts and your dreams.

Here are some of the responses:

A big dream I have is …

  • “to publish a novel… not self-publish, but actually have it picked up by a publishing house”
  • “to host an adult camp type event where we learn something fun”
  • “to be well”
  • “to write a book that reviewers write positively about and that sells in the marketplace”
  • “to be around people that lead me to be inspired, finding my own authentic, radiant journey”
  • “true love”

I tend to search for inspiration by …

Most survey responders chose most or even all of the options:

  • surfing the Internet
  • connecting with people via the Internet / social media
  • connecting with people in person
  • seeking out and reading books
  • working with advisors or mentors
  • spending time alone
  • spending time with people
  • spending time in nature
  • journaling

Answers in the “other” field included:

  • “my musical muse”
  • “meditating, dreamwork, cleaning house, walking my dog”

Over the past week, I’ve been inspired by …

Many and various intriguing inspiration sparks were listed, including:

  • “books, especially The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, who set off on his journey without training, preparation, or knowledge – simply commitment” [The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, a novel by Racel Joyce]
  • “Jon Kabat-Zinn – Full Catastrophe Living” [Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness]
  • “deep emotions – happy and sad”
  • “Email class with Cheri Huber on the Enneagram”
  • “Shambala Sun – September issue is inspiration” [Shambala Sun magazine]

My favourite way to share is …

Most (though not all) people chose “in person, one on one.”

I also have this to say about the inspire-share-inspire cycle …

  • “I think it’s so important that we share both our highs and our lows as well as our inspirations because when we do we give other people permission to share where they are.”
  • “It’s one of the best parts of life, when that spark arcs across from one person to the next and lights them up!”

I bow to you all, with gratitude, for inspiring us with your survey responses.


If you haven’t taken the survey and would like to, please do. I’d love to know more about you, even if you take the survey anonymously.

Click here to take the survey.

Click here to go to Tuesday’s article, “Ricing the Inspire-Share-Inspire Cycle.”

(The book links above are Amazon affiliate links.)


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