It’s during those moments when we least expect it, when we are shooting the breeze with our buddies, taking a relaxing shower or soothing bath—or perhaps right before we wake up in the early morning—that our mind is crystal clear, our hearts are pure, and we may receive what I like to call little chunks of golden inspiration or inspired thoughts. 

In those moments our intuition connects to our spirit and provides us with ideas, thoughts, and unique perspectives that we can launch into extraordinary products or services. Just ask best-selling author Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup for the Soul) who shared his story of inspired thought in The Secret, and J.K. Rowling of the Harry Potter chronicles who shared her story of inspired thought when interviewed by Oprah Winfrey during Oprah’s final season.

But when it comes to an inspired thought, what may not be so obvious to everyone is the fact that you must ACT on it. An inspired thought often presents itself in a cool, smooth whisper. And to some, the thought may seem impossible or incredible. Some attempt to try to figure out the nuts and bolts of how to pull it off and the process may seem overwhelming or unfeasible. That is where most people make their mistake.

It is not for us to question how or why—just to accept the gift that we have been given and act on it. Everything else will fall into place. It is our blessing and part of our destiny, only if we are open to it and believe that this inspired thought can not only change the rest of our life but can also positively impact someone else’s life in the process.