Answering the opposite is probably easier. I’m sure you could rattle off a list (long or short) of who inspires you, but do you know if you inspire anyone? In other words, have you had such an effect on someone’s life that they’ve decided to model theirs after yours?
Thinking about the answers to these questions could lead to some ego boosting and chest thumping, but if thought about in the right way the answers to these questions should be viewed as validation for your efforts.
Knowing who you inspire is a great encouragement to continue doing what you’re doing. We all need the affirmation that we’re doing something right from time to time, and the names of those you inspire should do just that.
This is question that really made me think and take a good hard look at my life and what I’m doing. Hopefully this question is making you think as well.
Do you have any stories to share of people you’ve inspired? What would it mean to you if someone told you that you inspire them?