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15 Amazing Things Only People Having A Sister Would Understand

15 Amazing Things Only People Having A Sister Would Understand

When your sister leaves the home and moves on to her new world you can’t help but miss her and wish she was a part of your world forever. She did so much for you that it is impossible not to cherish the memorable moments. Whether it was when she took charge of the kitchen or when she baby sitted you, you had a gladdening bond with her. That is why it is so difficult not to understand certain things when you have a sister.

1. They are brutally honest with you

If you are not well dressed or you have been played unfairly, they will tell you just the way it is. They were so brutally honest you felt they were some sort of angel watching over you. They really did know how to throw those stiff words at you to make you always self-aware.

2. They have seen your good, bad and ugly moments

They won’t judge you. They accepted you for you are, from your flaws to your strengths. They could relate with who you were whether during your up or your down times.

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3. They are such an emotional soul

There is something about having a feminine to lean on when there are challenging times. They would always be there to listen. And they did it with so much emotions and depth.

4. They offer you the greatest hugs

Perhaps even better hugs than you will get from your parents. They always have the sweetest cuddles and they know just the perfect moment to offer it to you.

5. They are your first line of defense

Somehow they always have your back. Perhaps they just relish the role of screening every other person that will come into your life.

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6. They cracked the best jokes

Yes, jokes about family members and neighbors who are weird. They seemed to have a rounder perspective of everyone around you, and they made some humor out of it.

7. They were your number one motivational speaker

Yes they were your number one cheerleader and motivator. They really knew how to fire you up even when the odds were stacked against you.

8. They shared everything with you

They shared their closet with you. They didn’t make you ever feel alone. They wanted you to always have that sense of belonging, that indeed you had someone who you could count on.

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9. They never looked down on you

Actually, they made you feel like the grown up one, because they were the ones who always took the blame rather than you. And if you had to take blame, you made them partake in the hurting too.

10. They always had an answer to your problems

It may not be the best solution available, but they will never allow you to deal with a problem alone. They would offer some advice or a way out of your challenges.

11. They know when you are lying

They could read you like a book. They understood all your body patterns and will tell you to your face that you are bullshitting if you are.

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12. They were your number one confidante

They listened to your dirty little stories and knew those dirty secrets you will never tell anyone. Somehow you felt they would never betray you, and they never did.

13. They never forget your special days

Yea they would surprise you on special days, your graduation day or your birthday. They would not only remember such days and moments, they also made them special.

14. They fought you for the simplest things

When you had disputes, it was about little things. It was either about who was going to take out the trash or who got the best toys.

15. They never held grudges with you

Fights came and went. They never stayed. It was difficult for them to stop talking to you or not being there for you. They were always willing to let go and move on with you.

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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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