As owner of a creative services business, I get inspired from a variety of sources, from design to photography to film. Sometimes, it’s a simple story that motivates.
A recent article in China Daily profiled 35-year-old Nyima Lamo, a Tibetan postal services worker. Along her route in the remote mountains of southwestern China, you can forget communicating by email and cell phones. The written letter is still the most reliable form of long-distance communication, due in no small part to the dedication and bravery of the Chinese mail carriers. Lamo’s route takes her across 220 miles, on foot, carrying mailbags as heavy as 33 lbs.
To make it to villages on one side of the Lacang River, she has to slide along an overhead zip line, a danger that claimed the life of her younger brother. Yet, she not only survives, she has not even taken a day off in the past 12 years.
“A fall into the river means certain death,” Lamo said. “I know I must bring letters to those eagerly awaiting them, so I am extremely careful.”
Read the entire jaw-dropping account here. What do you do to get inspired?