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13 Amazing Things That Happen When Your Sister Is Your Best Friend

13 Amazing Things That Happen When Your Sister Is Your Best Friend

Now that you are grown and far apart it is difficult to stay in touch with your sister. She was integral part of your growing up and she made a lot of impact on how you saw and responded to the world. She was a friend, a sister and a constant fixture. And here are some things that happened during the process.

1. You can share her achievements on social media

In your sister you have something to brag and showcase to your friends near and afar. You are not shy about what progress she has made. Rather it brings a sense of pride in you.

2. You can relate with her dark periods

We all have dark and bad days. At this period only very few can understand our sour moments. But your sister is one who can relate with your dark periods and this goes vice versa.

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3. You can have a similar opinion about other members of your family

You can gossip and share nasty stories about other persons in your family, whether immediate or extended. No matter what happens you seem to be the only perfect duo in the family.

4. You can deal with each others stupid actions

Whether it is getting drunk and drunk texting each other or having a silent crush over some guy you can understand and deal with each others moments of total abnormality.

5. You have a role model

You don’t have to go out there in search of role models. You already have one nearby who you want to pattern your life in accordance with. If she is doing a special hairstyle or have a particular taste in a fashion statement, you are also down with it.

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6. You can call someone to have your back when things get wrong

There is someone to pick you up from that party that didn’t turn out right. Or that get you out of sobriety from that relationship that didn’t end well. You always have someone to be there for you and protect you from affairs that went badly.

7. You have someone to vent your anger on

Granted you will never be happy and friendly all the time. When you are not just in the state of smiling and being courteous, your sister could be the first person you channel your disappointment upon. While she understands she provides a shield for you to spit out your emotions, no matter how hurtful those words may sound.

8. You can laugh at her jokes

You see her jokes and whatever stupid act she does as something laughable. Out of the context it may not make sense, but you can always understand what she is trying to poke at.

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9. You don’t judge her

You see her as who she is. Nobody can see and understand her better than you do because you have been there for each other from the onset. You don’t see her for her flaws but for an amazing sister she is.

10. You make great photos together

You have the best photos together because you can be yourself and act so stupid around her which makes your photos an excitement to see.

11. You fight over a lot of seemingly little matters

It could be a fight over who takes out the thrash or why you knocked at her door at the wrong time. You fight over issues that could be ignored and not make a lot of difference.

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12. You have someone who always who kept all your secrets

You have someone who knew almost about every secret act you did and didn’t say it to anyone. It was like it was two of you against everyone else out there and secrets were part of your weaponry.

13. You had someone who could brighten your mood no matter what

When it all seemed to be dampening and frustrating you had someone who knew how to brighten your mood and cheer you up. You could be relieved when she is around you.

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Last Updated on November 15, 2018

Success In Reaching Goals Is Determined By Mindset

Success In Reaching Goals Is Determined By Mindset

What do you think it takes to achieve your goals? Hard work? Lots of actions? While these are paramount to becoming successful in reaching our goals, neither of these are possible without a positive mindset.

As humans, we naturally tend to lean towards a negative outlook when it comes to our hopes and dreams. We are prone to believing that we have limitations either from within ourselves or from external forces keeping us from truly getting to where we want to be in life. Our tendency to think that we’ll “believe it when we see it” suggests that our mindsets are focused on our goals not really being attainable until they’ve been achieved. The problem with this is that this common mindset fuels our limiting beliefs and shows a lack of faith in ourselves.

The Success Mindset

Success in achieving our goals comes down to a ‘success mindset’. Successful mindsets are those focused on victory, based on positive mental attitudes, empowering inclinations and good habits. Acquiring a success mindset is the sure-fire way to dramatically increase your chance to achieve your goals.

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The idea that achieving our goals comes down to our habits and actions is actually a typical type of mindset that misses a crucial point; that our mindset is, in fact, the determiner of our energy and what actions we take. A negative mindset will tend to create negative actions and similarly if we have a mindset that will only set into action once we see ‘proof’ that our goals are achievable, then the road will be much longer and arduous. This is why, instead of thinking “I’ll believe it when I see it”, a success mindset will think “I’ll see it when I believe it.”

The Placebo Effect and What It Shows Us About The Power of Mindset

The placebo effect is a perfect example of how mindset really can be powerful. In scientific trials, a group of participants were told they received medication that will heal an ailment but were actually given a sugar pill that does nothing (the placebo). Yet after the trial the participants believed it’s had a positive effect – sometimes even cured their ailment even though nothing has changed. This is the power of mindset.

How do we apply this to our goals? Well, when we set goals and dreams how often do we really believe they’ll come to fruition? Have absolute faith that they can be achieved? Have a complete unwavering expectation? Most of us don’t because we hold on to negative mindsets and limiting beliefs about ourselves that stop us from fully believing we are capable or that it’s at all possible. We tend to listen to the opinions of others despite them misaligning with our own or bow to societal pressures that make us believe we should think and act a certain way. There are many reasons why we possess these types of mindsets but a success mindset can be achieved.

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How To Create a Success Mindset

People with success mindsets have a particular way of perceiving things. They have positive outlooks and are able to put faith fully in their ability to succeed. With that in mind, here are a few ways that can turn a negative mindset into a successful one.

1. A Success Mindset Comes From a Growth Mindset

How does a mindset even manifest itself? It comes from the way you talk to yourself in the privacy of your own head. Realising this will go a long way towards noticing how you speak to yourself and others around you. If it’s mainly negative language you use when you talk about your goals and aspirations then this is an example of a fixed mindset.

A negative mindset brings with it a huge number of limiting beliefs. It creates a fixed mindset – one that can’t see beyond it’s own limitations. A growth mindset sees these limitations and looks beyond them – it finds ways to overcome obstacles and believes that this will result in success. When you think of your goal, a fixed mindset may think “what if I fail?” A growth mindset would look at the same goal and think “failures happen but that doesn’t mean I won’t be successful.”

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There’s a lot of power in changing your perspective.

2. Look For The Successes

It’s really important to get your mind focused on positive aspects of your goal. Finding inspiration through others can be really uplifting and keep you on track with developing your success mindset; reinforcing your belief that your dreams can be achieved. Find people that you can talk with about how they achieved their goals and seek out and surround yourself with positive people. This is crucial if you’re learning to develop a positive mindset.

3. Eliminate Negativity

You can come up against a lot of negativity sometimes either through other people or within yourself. Understanding that other people’s negative opinions are created through their own fears and limiting beliefs will go a long way in sustaining your success mindset. But for a lot of us, negative chatter can come from within and these usually manifest as negative words such as can’t, won’t, shouldn’t. Sometimes, when we think of how we’re going to achieve our goals, statements in our minds come out as negative absolutes: ‘It never works out for me’ or ‘I always fail.’

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When you notice these coming up you need to turn them around with ‘It always works out for me!’ and ‘I never fail!’ The trick is to believe it no matter what’s happened in the past. Remember that every new day is a clean slate and for you to adjust your mindset.

4. Create a Vision

Envisioning your end goal and seeing it in your mind is an important trait of a success mindset. Allowing ourselves to imagine our success creates a powerful excitement that shouldn’t be underestimated. When our brain becomes excited at the thought of achieving our goals, we become more committed, work harder towards achieving it and more likely to do whatever it takes to make it happen.

If this involves creating a vision board that you can look at to remind yourself every day then go for it. Small techniques like this go a long way in sustaining your success mindset and shouldn’t be dismissed.

An Inspirational Story…

For centuries experts said that running a mile in under 4 minutes was humanly impossible. On the 6th May 1954, Rodger Bannister did just that. As part of his training, Bannister relentlessly visualised the achievement, believing he could accomplish what everyone said wasn’t possible…and he did it.

What’s more amazing is that, as soon as Bannister achieved the 4-minute mile, more and more people also achieved it. How was this possible after so many years of no one achieving it? Because in people’s minds it was suddenly possible – once people knew that it was achievable it created a mindset of success and now, after over fifty years since Bannister did the ‘impossible’, his record has been lowered by 17 seconds – the power of the success mindset!

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