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9 Illustrations That Perfectly Capture How Life Changes After Marriage

9 Illustrations That Perfectly Capture How Life Changes After Marriage

Life after marriage isn't always an easy road. In fact, rarely is it ever. Between children and work alone, we tend to forget how important it is to maintain the passion we once shared with our spouse. Sometimes, you may find yourself thinking about how simple, exciting, and passionate your love life was prior to marriage and wish that you could reverse time. It is true that when life takes over marriages may not always be as passionate. However, having someone you have reached a deep level of comfort with, can go to for support and rely on in even the toughest of times is more valuable than we realize.

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    1. You get about 1/4 of the bed but you never complain.

      2. I have you willing to do the dirty chores so I don't have to.

        3. I have an appetite the size of you, and you love me for it.

          4. I wouldn't want to experiment with a homemade avocado mask in front of anyone else.

            5. We have little people running around that are half me and half you.

              6. Laundry is laundry, but I wouldn't want to do anyone else's.

                7. Snoring is annoying, but I find yours most comforting.

                  8. Weekends at home are always more fun with you.

                    9. “Come over” is now “come home” and it's the best feeling ever.

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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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