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9 Reasons Why Pet Adopters Make Good Lovers

9 Reasons Why Pet Adopters Make Good Lovers

Almost everyone dreams of having a healthy, loving relationship with someone special. Unfortunately, not all relationships are successful, and not everyone makes a good lover.

Research has shown that people who share their lives with pets are more physically fit, are less lonely, and have better self-esteem. Could a pet’s unconditional love and acceptance also inspire people to be better in their human relationships? Are there certain qualities intrinsic to people who adopt pets that also make them successful in romantic relationships? Here are nine reasons why pet adopters are likely to be good lovers.

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1. They love companionship

People who adopt pets enjoy spending quality time with their pet and appreciate the connection and bond that only they share. They truly understand the importance of having and being a loyal companion and best friend. This is key to having a successful, lasting relationship.

2. They know how to give and receive unconditional love

Pets love freely and without reservation, which is the only way they know how to love. Pet adopters aspire to love their pets the same way, regardless of conditions. Because they have such good role models and receive unconditional love each day from their pets, they better understand how to give love to their partners. Unconditional love is foundational to great relationships.

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3. They have a selfless side

People adopt pets knowing that giving their time, attention, and love to their pet is all part of pet ownership. They understand that there are times when they must make certain choices or modify their life in some way because it is best for their pet. People who adopt pets have a selfless side, which always considers the needs of those who are important to them. What a great feature to bring to a loving relationship!

4. They value playtime

The importance of playtime for a pet cannot be stressed enough. Pet adopters know this and make time in their schedule to play with their pets. The benefits to both are endless. It’s exactly the same in their partnerships. When they value playfulness, whether the play is spontaneous or planned, their relationship is healthier, and the couple feels more light-hearted and close.

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5. They are attentive

It takes an attentive person to provide the excellent care a pet needs. People who adopt pets understand their needs and are quick to recognize any changes in their routine or behavior. Being attentive not only benefits pets, but it also helps relationships flourish. Pet people instinctively understand the importance of being present, focused, and attentive to their partner’s needs.

6. They are not afraid of commitment

When people adopt pets, they are in it for the long haul. They commit to caring for their pet for the rest of its life. They understand it is not always easy, but they find a way to work through the challenges. They bring this characteristic into their romantic relationships too, devoting themselves deeply to the one they love.

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7. They practice patience

It takes time and patience to teach pets basic manners and get them acclimated to the way a household works. Puppies especially take time to train. Pet adopters take it all in stride, knowing that persistence and patience will pay off. Having the quality of patience goes a long way in creating a strong foundation of trust with their partners.

8. They enjoy cuddling and giving affection

Pet people know there’s nothing better than a sloppy wet kiss after a long day. Cuddling on the couch and watching TV is one of the greatest perks of having a pet. It is also a major benefit in romantic relationships. Having the ability to give and receive affection can make or break a relationship, and people with pets have plenty of experience with both.

9. They don’t obsess over perfection

People who adopt pets know better than to expect perfection. Pets can be messy and unpredictable, and so can relationships. Bringing this quality into their relationships lets both parties feel free to completely be their imperfect selves, creating the space for a terrific, satisfying love life.

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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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