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12 Funny Illustrations That Perfectly Sum Up What Adulthood Is Like

12 Funny Illustrations That Perfectly Sum Up What Adulthood Is Like

Writer Chaz Hutton created these incredibly accurate depictions of the grim realities of adult life. Using nothing more than stick figures and simple graphs, he makes the struggles of adulthood all too real.

#1: Not feeling like folding your clothes before you go to bed

We've all been there. Sometimes your need for sleep is greater than you care for putting clothes away.

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    #2: When getting up early to beat the rush sounds better than partying

    Hey, who wants to stand in line, anyway?

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      #3: Distractions at work

      We've all had days… or weeks… like these.

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        #4: When pizza beats dieting

        Hey, at least you had a good time, right?

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          #5: Cheap flights dictate travel

          Sometimes not breaking the bank sounds like a better idea than culture.

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            #6: The reality of directions

            It doesn't matter how many times you repeat, “go left, right, right, left” – you still manage to get lost.

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              #7: Being stuck in a crappy job

              Sometimes our friends just get ahead of us… and more ahead, and more ahead…

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                #8: Putting together furniture

                There's nothing worse than spending 20 minutes putting something together only to find you screwed something up… literally.

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                  #9: The furniture graph

                  What's wrong with hand-me-downs?

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                    #10: When excitement never goes down

                    You can't tell me you wouldn't be just as excited as this graph shows.

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                      #11: The realities of getting a dog

                      First you hate 'em… then you can't live without 'em.

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                        #12: Cords are a nightmare

                        It seems like no matter how hard you try, you can never keep them organized.

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                          Featured photo credit: Chaz Hutton via instagram.com

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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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