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6 Huge Differences Between A Partner And A Soulmate

6 Huge Differences Between A Partner And A Soulmate

For many people, finding a soulmate to spend their life with is a goal they hope to achieve. People don’t want to just find a partner to live their lives with, but find a soulmate that understands them on a deeper level. And when it comes down to it — it is easy to see that there are some differences that make finding a soulmate so amazing.

1. A partner tries to understand your feelings, while a soulmate feels your feelings

Partners can be wonderful about trying to understand your feelings. They are usually willing to sit and talk with you to find out what you’re feeling and why you’re feeling it. But a soulmate doesn’t even need to ask what you’re feeling or why you’re feeling it. They know it and understand it within their own heart and will not only not need it explained, but a soulmate will also feel your feelings with you. When you’re hurting, they are hurting, when you’re filled with joy, they are filled with joy. Soulmates are so connected that their feelings are attached by the heart.

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2. A partner wants to hear your thoughts, a soulmate already knows them

A partner wants to hear what you’re thinking, they like to know what you think about movies, music, and current events. A soulmate doesn’t need to ask because they are already thinking the same thing. Without saying a word they know that you hated that movie you just saw and most likely they felt the same way about it.

3. A partner encourages you to shoot for your dreams, a soulmate won’t let you settle for anything else

A partner wants you to go for your dreams and your goals. They are encouraging and want to see you happy. But a soulmate doesn’t just push you towards your dreams, they won’t settle for anything less. Soulmates will make sure that you are going for your dreams no matter what they are, and they will do anything in their power to help you get there. You may have what seems like an impossible dream, but your soulmate doesn’t think anything you dream is impossible and will make sure you reach your goals.

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4. A partner doesn’t want to live without you, a soulmate finds it impossible

A partner will tell you that he doesn’t want to live without you, that he wants you in his life. But a soulmate will find it impossible to live without you. A soulmate not finds it impossible to even picture a life without you. The thought of living a life without you is something that they know they just can’t do so they are willing to do whatever it takes to keep you in their life.

5. A partner has dreams and hopes that you are in them, a soulmate has dreams that always contain you

A partner will have dreams and plan for a future, and they will hope that you are in them. A soulmate will plan for a future that contains you, without any doubt. Jobs, houses, and any major plans for a future will revolve around what is best for both of you, not just one of you. Soulmates make sure that everything is discussed and open on the table, so that one person doesn’t plan a future that the other won’t want to live in.

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6. A partner will hide parts of themselves, while a soulmate will open their entire soul

A partner finds a need to hide parts of themselves for fear that their partner won’t approve of them and their deepest secrets. A soulmate leaves no part of their heart left hidden. Their deepest fears, anxieties, worries, joys, and experiences that they hide from the rest of the world will be shown to their soulmate. Nothing is left hidden and a soulmate will never judge your heart. They will be understanding and love you through it all.

Having a committed partner is a wonderful experience. Having a soulmate who loves you is an even more amazing thing. Finding a soulmate means you have someone in your life that understands you, needs you, and feels with you like no other person. It’s a relationship that can barely be summed up into words- except that it is magical.

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Last Updated on August 16, 2018

10 Ways To Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone And Enjoy Taking Risks

10 Ways To Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone And Enjoy Taking Risks

The ability to take risks by stepping outside your comfort zone is the primary way by which we grow. But we are often afraid to take that first step.

In truth, comfort zones are not really about comfort, they are about fear. Break the chains of fear to get outside. Once you do, you will learn to enjoy the process of taking risks and growing in the process.

Here are 10 ways to help you step out of your comfort zone and get closer to success:

1. Become aware of what’s outside of your comfort zone

What are the things that you believe are worth doing but are afraid of doing yourself because of the potential for disappointment or failure?

Draw a circle and write those things down outside the circle. This process will not only allow you to clearly identify your discomforts, but your comforts. Write identified comforts inside the circle.

2. Become clear about what you are aiming to overcome

Take the list of discomforts and go deeper. Remember, the primary emotion you are trying to overcome is fear.

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How does this fear apply uniquely to each situation? Be very specific.

Are you afraid of walking up to people and introducing yourself in social situations? Why? Is it because you are insecure about the sound of your voice? Are you insecure about your looks?

Or, are you afraid of being ignored?

3. Get comfortable with discomfort

One way to get outside of your comfort zone is to literally expand it. Make it a goal to avoid running away from discomfort.

Let’s stay with the theme of meeting people in social settings. If you start feeling a little panicked when talking to someone you’ve just met, try to stay with it a little longer than you normally would before retreating to comfort. If you stay long enough and practice often enough, it will start to become less uncomfortable.

4. See failure as a teacher

Many of us are so afraid of failure that we would rather do nothing than take a shot at our dreams.

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Begin to treat failure as a teacher. What did you learn from the experience? How can you take that lesson to your next adventure to increase your chance of success?

Many highly successful people failed plenty of times before they succeeded. Here’re some examples:

10 Famous Failures to Success Stories That Will Inspire You to Carry On

5. Take baby steps

Don’t try to jump outside your comfort zone, you will likely become overwhelmed and jump right back in.

Take small steps toward the fear you are trying to overcome. If you want to do public speaking, start by taking every opportunity to speak to small groups of people. You can even practice with family and friends.

Take a look at this article on how you can start taking baby steps:

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The Number One Secret to Life Success: Baby Steps

6. Hang out with risk takers

There is no substitute for this step. If you want to become better at something, you must start hanging out with the people who are doing what you want to do and start emulating them. (Here’re 8 Reasons Why Risk Takers Are More Likely To Be Successful).

Almost inevitably, their influence will start have an effect on your behavior.

7. Be honest with yourself when you are trying to make excuses

Don’t say “Oh, I just don’t have the time for this right now.” Instead, be honest and say “I am afraid to do this.”

Don’t make excuses, just be honest. You will be in a better place to confront what is truly bothering you and increase your chance of moving forward.

8. Identify how stepping out will benefit you

What will the ability to engage in public speaking do for your personal and professional growth? Keep these potential benefits in mind as motivations to push through fear.

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9. Don’t take yourself too seriously

Learn to laugh at yourself when you make mistakes. Risk taking will inevitably involve failure and setbacks that will sometimes make you look foolish to others. Be happy to roll with the punches when others poke fun.

If you aren’t convinced yet, check out these 6 Reasons Not to Take Life So Seriously.

10. Focus on the fun

Enjoy the process of stepping outside your safe boundaries. Enjoy the fun of discovering things about yourself that you may not have been aware of previously.

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