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Inspiration is Essential to Meaningful Work

Monday, 06 February 2023 10:42

noun: inspiration

  1. The process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.

"Heidi will share nuggets of inspiration with Afterschool professionals at Convention in March."

Inspiration is a critical component in doing meaningful work, and it’s something you will find in abundance at NAA23 Convention soon. Inspiration can be elusive, but getting inspired stimulates your inner strength and energy for handling situations or tackling projects with a success-oriented mindset. At NAA23, there will be speakers from a variety of backgrounds with both broad-view vision and detailed guidance to help inspire your next big idea.

Inspiration helps drive your acquisition of knowledge beyond Google searches.

Knowledge – in all forms and however obtained – is powerful. While the things you’ve learned from Google searches may now surpass what you learned in a classroom, making space outside of your day-to-day to open up to different ideas and experiences you can’t glean from a screen can fill your proverbial cup and add missing pieces of meaning to your life.

Inspiration elevates the caliber of your contributions at work and at home. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5… It’s normal to get into a rut of focusing on ticking off the tasks on your to-do lists rather than taking the time to reflect on the quality of what you’re creating. Being inspired allows your commitment to the things you contribute to take center stage over the compulsion to produce.

Inspiration pushes you to not only think outside of the box, but to create outside of it, as well. How many times a day do you pause to ask yourself, “what if?” In spaces where prescribed guidelines reign supreme, inspiration can rattle the gates of “we’ve always done it this way,’ open into autonomy and innovation. 

Stay inspired all four days of Convention and take that motivation back home by listening to and engaging in the NAA23 sessions that spark your drive. Time is running out to register; sign up today!