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.

  • Listening to loud music.
  • Watching your teenage son hit a homerun in baseball.
  • A rainbow in front of a dark sky.
  • A back scratch.
  • Catching a brook trout with your bare hand for the first time.
  • Changing seasons. Realising that nothing stays the same forever. (That soon I’ll be complaining of the cold and my US friends of the heat!!!).
  • Finding a flower on your car from someone you care about.
  • A new mountain bike.
  • Completing a hard climb after several attempts!
  • Having the traffic count on my home page double in size.
  • Fixing a door that has been sticking for years.
  • A note, hidden in my lunch, by my 9 year old daughter telling me to have a nice day and that she loves me!
  • Letting my dog take me for a walk.
  • Floating on my back in a pool, watching cotton-puff clouds move lazily across a vibrant blue sky.
  • Breaking 2 boards with one kick, even though you thought you couldn’t.

About the Author

Lenny Zeltser is a seasoned business and technology leader with extensive information security experience. He builds innovative endpoint defense solutions as VP of Products at Minerva Labs. In a previous role, he was responsible for security product management at NCR Corp. Lenny also trains incident response and digital forensics professionals at SANS Institute. He frequently 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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