For most, this is probably a hard question; along the lines of "what's for dinner?" or "How can I stop an extinction?". My point being it's personal and complex.
Personally, I'm a Generalist; I observe the world around me and try to see the complexities of both the macro and the micro at the same time.
I thought about what inspires me and came up with the following:
Quests and Quests Completed
People that know what they want and go get it
Magic - also known as unknown science
Tools and Tech
Stories and Adventure and Challenge
How people think (...or don't)
Saving the Monarch Butterfly
So, what inspires you? Post your comments. I'd love to see your inspirations. And please check out our fund page. https://igg.me/at/150left