Inspiration is not in the object that you see. Inspiration is not in the nature that you observe. Inspiration is not in the book that you read. Inspiration is not in the music that you listen to. Inspiration is what happens when you come in contact with the above. That is why Ruskin Bond writes so much after looking at a tree and a cat, while many of us will dismiss them as just another tree and a cat. What inspired him in the tree and the cat that did not inspire others? It falls to logic that it is then not in the tree and the cat.
This leads us to the question, what does it take to be inspired? Inspiration is what it takes to be inspired. Inspiration is what makes you see the same thing differently than most others. Inspiration is what makes you do things that most others don’t do. Inspiration is inside you and me. They are different in you and me. What inspires you may not inspire me and vice versa. But there is something that will inspire you and inspire me. The sad part is that we don’t figure the source of this inspiration in us. A little bit of self understanding will start taking you closer to this. The moment you find it inside yourself, everything around you will become a source of inspiration (triggers). Once this happens every day of your life will be inspiration. And every moment of your life you will be inspired to live that inspiration. This can be seen in the lives of a Mahatma Gandhi as much as in the life of Adolf Hitler. They individually believed in their ideologies so much that even when death came their way they remained true to themselves. That in my opinion is being inspired.