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.

  • Surfing a 16 knots under spinnaker in Bullwinkle.
  • My daughter’s happiness when she got a scholarship.
  • Realize that you have about 60 wonderful years still to live.
  • On the first day of your summer break, reading a book that will change your life.
  • Teaching.
  • Feeling the tinge of breath after my exams.
  • Fixing you car all by yourself and it really runs better.
  • Soaking in a warm relaxing bubble bath by scented candlelight after a hard day of volleyball.
  • Making my son a peanut butter and jelly sandwich that he actually eats.
  • After scoring the winning 3 pointer in a basketball game.
  • Actually dancing with someone at a school dance.
  • Watching a little bird have a bath in a puddle.
  • Going on stage and receiving your high school diploma.
  • Sitting on the front porch swing on a cool summer night.
  • Night swimming with your best friend and the guys that you both like.

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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