Firstly, who needs to be motivated / inspired ?
In my humble opinion, almost EVERYBODY needs motivation or inspiration to keep going with life.. there might only be differences in whether it is SOMETHING or SOMEONE that motivates a person.
I think it is by design that human brain needs 'reasoning' to be able to do something or think something.. which is given by motivation.. and this motivation might sometimes come from the inner self itself.. like being motivated to jump out of the 68th floor of the world trade center if it is under terrorist attack, for living through the situation.
And then comes the question, how important is it to be motivated?
If there is dire need to find a vaccine for HIV, a capable scientist would need no other motivation to invent one.. while another scientist might be motivated with some huge pharamaceutical bonus in the pipeline if there was a vaccine.
Without motivation, all these people might still be working on the vaccine, but not as good as with some kind of motivation.
The more the motivation or inspiration, the more better the brain gets satisfied that it achieving what is to be done is indeed important.
Well, you should be wondering why on earth suddenly I am motivated to write this on my blog.. simply because I read some interesting blogs and was guilty there was no update for a long time on my blog. No, that doesn't mean, you have wasted time reading this.. Here are some ideas if you go depressed, or go bored about something that you can help your brain with some motivation.
1. If you are a techie, nothing better than reading about other techie achievements, latest gadjets, learning to program something weird and new, etc.,
2. If you are business guy, nothing better than buying yourself some nice gadjet to help yourselves.
3. if you are a simple guy with simple needs in life, I think you should motivate yourself to be a bigger than simple guy.. may be starting with reading some autobiographies of people who achieved big things coming from simple backgrounds.
ok, whoever you are, I hope you dont have to read something like 'Win in 6 steps', 'Success in 21 days', 'How to become a millionaire in 101 ways' etc.,
For everybody: Some interesting videos like those you find at http://TED.com might just do it.