We tend to look to others, either consciously or subconsciouly, to be inspired. These could be people that we look up to or those that we wish to emulate.
For me, I am inspired by my father. He has experienced many, many challenges and setbacks in his life. I was amazed how he has managed to recover from each one with grace and humility. I believe that it is his sense of determination and great sense of humor that has helped him to get through.