Be inspired by what it can create in all.

For any group or team to function at its highest, intended level, each individual must strive to do their absolute best.

By establishing and attaining this benchmark of effort for one, the performance level of all can be raised substantially. While this may very well optimize the group’s current capabilities, it may not address maximizing its capacity; reaching its fullest potential.

Meeting this challenge will require a  different level of investment.

This situation warrants doing your best for one another.  A redoubling of your efforts for the sole benefit of someone else.

One of the most enduring ways that you can do your best for another is to “aspire to inspire”.


By actively leading others to find the best in themselves, you can launch them, yourself and an entire team on an entirely different trajectory.  A ascent that leads all towards achievement, excellence and unparalleled success.

However, rest assured, this enterprise will undoubtedly test your mettle.

When you choose to ‘aspire to inspire’, you will need to embrace sacrifice..

Giving up some, most  – or even all – of yourself in the process.

Leading someone else to discover their hidden talents and abilities will inevitably put their needs ahead of your own. This act alone requires extraordinary effort, uncommon commitment and genuine, caring patience.

Not to worry.  This is not nearly as traumatic as it sounds.

For we are all equipped with this ability.  To ‘aspire to inspire’.

A function that has been hard-wired into each of us.  A  default setting.

Yet, for whatever reason – fear, envy, disappointment or spite –  we tend to ignore or override it. We narrow our focus and turn all of our energies inward rather than shining outward, employing  this wonderful gift.

We have all been entrusted with this capacity.

To give up ourselves for the benefit of others.


When you ‘aspire to inspire’ you are making a considerable investment into another individual.  You are committing personal resources towards the development of someone else’s potential.

Yet in the process you will begin to maximize your capacity. In one sense, leading them to achievement puts you on a parallel path. Ultimately, it isn’t about what you may or may not get.

It is simply a privilege, wrapped in an opportunity that in time, will reveal the best in both of you.

The discovery, growth and eventually, success you seek to cultivate in others will spread back towards you as blessings never once imagined.

You may start to see the world around you from an entirely different perspective. A bigger picture will begin to take shape and come into focus. You will start to “see” things in terms of an opportunity and others for their potential.

You may even feel drawn towards a larger purpose.

Some refer to this sense as ’paying it forward’ or ‘giving something back’.

But essentially, it is just getting back to the basics. Returning to our default settings and using our gift for the greatest good. In time, it can bind us to one another in an ever abiding, genuinely lasting partnership.

When you give up some of yourself to help someone else be the best they can be, you are expressing the true nature of what it is to give.

When you ‘aspire to inspire’ and expend yourself to find and bring out the best in others, you in turn begin to discover the best within yourself.

When you aspire to inspire, you are raising everyone.

And you, as well.

So aspire to use your gift.

Be inspired by what it can create in all.


Author: Mark J. Hahn

"To be there when the light goes on." Those few, powerful words, succinctly sum up my quest as a coach. That is really what it is all about. This is precisely what drives me. To have good fortune shine upon me briefly so that I can be present at that very moment. The instant of revelation. When the years of heavy lifting results in it making sense for someone else. The almost audible “click”, followed instantaneously by an unmistakable incandescence. The illumination that can only accompany accomplishment. To see bean in the eyes, the look on the face, a change in stature and the air of confidence overtake and envelope the protoge, the “project” or the late bloomer. That is why I am in it. There may never be a stat for achieving those kinds of victories. But it is by far the most important “w” I will ever achieve.

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