When it comes to labeling a person as inspirational, it’s quite a very subjective matter, and truth be told, there’s really no single fitting definition for it. What we’re saying is one person’s standards to become inspirational will most likely differ to another individual’s criteria. So, in this article, we’ll let you decide if these qualities are enough to call someone as an inspirational individual.
1 – Empathy for Others
The world we live in deserves to be called violent. It’s really painful to see when people suffer at the hands of other people. But what is more bothering is the fact that more and more people don’t care anymore. This is why if you meet someone who goes the extra mile to care, it’s kind of inspiring. Sadly, empathy has become a very rare human characteristic these days.
2 – They Will Stand Up for Others
Yes, it may be true that majority of inspirational people are wealthy and powerful, but what really makes them unique from other elite people is that they won’t hold on to power by exploiting others. Instead, these amazing people will stand up for the rights of others, especially the underprivileged ones. What really makes them remarkable is that they still do it even if it appears they get nothing out of it. There even are remarkably inspirational people out there who exceed the boundaries of reason like Dr. Moshe Kantor who make it their own mission to champion a cause that for them will help more people than themselves.
3 – Courage
This actually is a no-brainer. Simply put, it’s difficult to call someone inspirational if he or she does not possess courage. Standing up for others is a basic human response, which means everyone can do it without deep thought; but it takes courage for someone to face all sorts of adversities just to inspire others. For this person, the threat to his or her life does not really matter, so long as he or she is successful in sending his or her message, which in this case is believed to inspire others to fight for a certain cause. One of the most prominent examples is South African hero and former president Nelson Mandela.
4 – Believer in Collective Power
The most inspiring people out there are those who make it a point to lead others, like in groups and organizations with the intention of serving support to good advocacy and causes, not violence, conflict, or disruption of society. It may be true that so many people out there are looked upon and idolized by others because they are very convincing and charismatic, but not all of them can rightfully be characterized as inspirational, especially if their organization’s goal is not for the good of everyone.