“Inspiration” comes from the word “inspire“, while “aspiration” comes from the word “aspire“.
- inspiration (n.) – a feeling of enthusiasm that gives you idea(s) to do something
- aspiration (n.) – desire to achieve something
- The recent speech was an inspiration to all of us to strive and work harder.
- My inspiration to be successful comes from failures of renown figures.
- Marlene was inspired to do clay modelling after her success in egg carton crafts.
- The 50-year-old ruling coalition fell to the opposition as a result of the aspirations of the people.
- I aspire to be a good husband and father when I get married one day.
So, when you’re inspired, you are enthusiastic; when you aspire, you want to achieve something.