Life’s Inspirations

Some time ago I conducted a project during which I asked visitors to my site to tell me what inspires them—things they consider “natural highs.” As a result of this effort, I’ve collected more than two thousand statements, which I am happy to present here.

So as not to overwhelm you, I’ve configured this page to display several such statements at random. You can see a new set by reloading the page.

  • Making love in the rain during a long hot summer.
  • An early morning drive and breathing fresh chilled air first thing in the morning.
  • Enjoying pure silence with my latest obsession.
  • Figuring out a name for a puppy.
  • Standing on the summit of a snowy mountain on a bright winter’s day.
  • Coming home from college and seeing your dog for the first time in five months.
  • Having a day to yourself.
  • Meeting a work deadline which no-one else on your team believed was possible.
  • As a kid, it is gaining the respect of dults when you know something that they don’t know.
  • Knowing that he whispered my name.
  • Walking along a Nantucket beach in early morning gathering the “treasures” that washed ashore during the previous night’s storm.
  • “Hitting” the good flea market very early Saturday morning.
  • Understanding a concept the first time around.
  • The first time your grandchild recognizes you and smiles radiantly.
  • When you finally find a guy you never get sick of.

About the Author

Lenny Zeltser is a seasoned business and tech leader with extensive cybersecurity experience. He builds innovative endpoint defense solutions as VP of Products at Minerva Labs. Beforehand, he was responsible for security product management at NCR Corp. Lenny also trains incident response and digital forensics professionals at SANS Institute. An engaging presenter, he speaks at industry events, writes articles and has co-authored books. Lenny has earned the prestigious GIAC Security Expert designation, has an MBA from MIT Sloan and a Computer Science degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

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