What does “Pursue:Inspire” even mean? Why is this the name of this platform? To discover this, let’s first look at the definitions of each word and the use of the colon in this.
Defintition of Pursue
- To follow or chase (someone or something);
- Seek to attain or accomplish (a goal) over a long period;
- Engage in (an activity or course of action).
Definition of Inspire
- Fill (someone) with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative;
- Breathe in (air); inhale
Use of the colon
“A colon instead of a semicolon may be used between independent clauses when the second sentence explains, illustrates, paraphrases, or expands on the first sentence” (Grammar Book).
Now even though “pursue” and “inspire” are not clauses, I’m going to call them clauses for the benefit of my explanation haha! The words “pursue” and “inspire” can stand independently of one another, but I believe also work interchangeably. Why? Because I totally believe that the latter goes with and explains the former in relation to the purpose of this blog.
I want this platform to equip and encourage readers to pursue their created and also inspire others to do the same. I want people to know their passions and chase that dream… sensibly and with wisdom. I also want us to remember that even though we may not know it, there is always someone we are influencing. Whether it be a family member, a friend or a child, there is someone who watches us for the sake of hope in their own lives.
As our path to the visions and dreams (God has given us) is followed and chased, the person witnessing our progress should be filled with the urge to go for theirs. We are to give rise to inspiration in others by what we do.
Just like our lungs expand to inhale as much Oxygen as possible for our bodies to be satisfied by the Oxygen moving around our bloodstream, if we were able to help someone expand their mindset and inhale enough confidence to satisfy their goals, imagine the new lease of life they would have. Don’t get me wrong – I’m not saying change your lane for someone else in the hope you’ll help change their life or to satisfy them, but instead run in such a way that you may bring hope and inspire someone to go for theirs.
I know in this day and age of Social Media, it seems like only a select few are known as “Influencers”. Can I tell you something? We are ALL influencers whether we realise it or not. Some people will look at your journey and say “Oh wow! It worked for them so it can work for me too!” At the same time let’s make sure we’re following the journeys of other who inspire us so that we too are able to expand our mindset and inspire enough confidence to satisfy our goals.
I hope you found this post helpful! Stay peaceful and blessed.