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12 Reasons Why Your Bro Is the Most Important Man in Your Life

12 Reasons Why Your Bro Is the Most Important Man in Your Life

Are you close to your brother? Many people see their dad as the most important man in their lives, but your brother is also probably one of the most important men in your life. From always being there for you to keeping your secrets, check out 12 reasons why your brother is very important to you.

1. Your conversations could go on forever.

Whether you’re talking through your problems, reminiscing or just having a laugh together, you can stay up talking until 3 a.m.—and the later it gets, the more fun the conversations become.

2. He loves you no matter what.

Your parents love you a lot, but if they knew everything you’d been up to, they might give you a pretty harsh telling off. Your brother knows everything you’ve done, and he will always love you no matter what.

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3. He always has your back.

Sometimes your brother feels like your bodyguard, because he is always ready to help you with a moment’s notice. After getting rid of bullies, mean friends, and bad boyfriends for you, you’re pretty sure he is your real knight in shining armor.

4. Your happiest memories involve your brother.

Your favorite childhood and teenage memories always involve your brother in some way—probably because he was hilarious from the moment he could start talking.

5. Even if you haven’t spoken for months, you can pick right back up.

It isn’t a problem if you two haven’t spoken for months, because you can always just pick up where you left off. He understands that life is complicated and busy, and he knows eventually you’ll ring him for a catch up—and you’ll both fully update each other on everything you both missed out on.

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6. He is happy to share everything with you.

The last slice of pizza, his favorite DVD, his old T-shirt; if you want it, he will give it to you—although you might have to haggle with him for it.

7. He always knows how to make you laugh.

As you grew up together, your brother influenced your sense of humor without you even realizing. He can crack you up with just one sentence or facial expression, even if other people have no idea why you’re both laughing.

8. He keeps all of your secrets.

Your brother knows most of your shameful, embarrassing secrets, but it’s fine; you know he would never betray you—and if someone else did, he would immediately defend you.

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9. Your advice is important to him.

Even though he loves to rile you up, your brother loves you and respects your advice. Even though he has watched you make some seriously questionable decisions, he looks up to you and always going to you first for dating, career or life advice.

10. He was one of your favorite roommates.

You thought you hated sharing a bedroom with him when you were a child, but now you look back and miss the funny times you had, from secretly staying up super late to always having someone to chat to.

11. You two have a secret way of communicating.

You and your brother can have an entire conversation from start to finish in facial expressions and unintelligible sounds, and no one else can figure out what you’re saying—not even your parents or significant others.

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12. He will always make an effort with you.

If you feel down and you tell your brother, he always asks what he can do to make you smile. From driving over to visit you to staying on the phone with you until he knows you are alright, he will do anything he can to make sure you’re happy.

What did you think of this list? Share it with your brother and see what he thinks!

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Amy Johnson

Amy is a writer who blogs about relationships and lifestyle advice.

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Last Updated on January 21, 2020

How to Motivate People Around You and Inspire Them

How to Motivate People Around You and Inspire Them

If I was a super hero I’d want my super power to be the ability to motivate everyone around me. Think of how many problems you could solve just by being able to motivate people towards their goals. You wouldn’t be frustrated by lazy co-workers. You wouldn’t be mad at your partner for wasting the weekend in front of the TV. Also, the more people around you are motivated toward their dreams, the more you can capitalize off their successes.

Being able to motivate people is key to your success at work, at home, and in the future because no one can achieve anything alone. We all need the help of others.

So, how to motivate people? Here are 7 ways to motivate others even you can do.

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1. Listen

Most people start out trying to motivate someone by giving them a lengthy speech, but this rarely works because motivation has to start inside others. The best way to motivate others is to start by listening to what they want to do. Find out what the person’s goals and dreams are. If it’s something you want to encourage, then continue through these steps.

2. Ask Open-Ended Questions

Open-ended questions are the best way to figure out what someone’s dreams are. If you can’t think of anything to ask, start with, “What have you always wanted to do?”

“Why do you want to do that?”

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“What makes you so excited about it?”

“How long has that been your dream?”

You need this information the help you with the following steps.

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3. Encourage

This is the most important step, because starting a dream is scary. People are so scared they will fail or look stupid, many never try to reach their goals, so this is where you come in. You must encourage them. Say things like, “I think you will be great at that.” Better yet, say, “I think your skills in X will help you succeed.” For example if you have a friend who wants to own a pet store, say, “You are so great with animals, I think you will be excellent at running a pet store.”

4. Ask About What the First Step Will Be

After you’ve encouraged them, find how they will start. If they don’t know, you can make suggestions, but it’s better to let the person figure out the first step themselves so they can be committed to the process.

5. Dream

This is the most fun step, because you can dream about success. Say things like, “Wouldn’t it be cool if your business took off, and you didn’t have to work at that job you hate?” By allowing others to dream, you solidify the motivation in place and connect their dreams to a future reality.

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6. Ask How You Can Help

Most of the time, others won’t need anything from you, but it’s always good to offer. Just letting the person know you’re there will help motivate them to start. And, who knows, maybe your skills can help.

7. Follow Up

Periodically, over the course of the next year, ask them how their goal is going. This way you can find out what progress has been made. You may need to do the seven steps again, or they may need motivation in another area of their life.

Final Thoughts

By following these seven steps, you’ll be able to encourage the people around you to achieve their dreams and goals. In return, you’ll be more passionate about getting to your goals, you’ll be surrounded by successful people, and others will want to help you reach your dreams …

Oh, and you’ll become a motivational super hero. Time to get a cape!

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