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The Girl Created Something Beautiful From The Devastating Passing Of A Friend

The Girl Created Something Beautiful From The Devastating Passing Of A Friend

Have you ever felt out of breath after knowing a piece of bad news?

Have you ever seen the world in a gray monotone after a tragedy hits you?

More importantly, what do you do after something threatened to break you down and leave you in nothing but sobs and tears?

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This is a video of the intertwined lives of a young girl and her dog, Olieng.

Started off fearful of her neighbor’s dog, she used to scamper and back off whenever Olieng approaches. Seeing it every day, however, gradually caused her to become more attached and her fear ebbed.

Shortly after her neighbor’s passing, she adopted Olieng. They became inseparable … until the day Olieng was taken away from her in a traffic accident.

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The screams, shouts, and sobs didn’t bring it back. The lack of any animal care in proximity meant there was no way she could help except for holding it and watching it close its eyes.

Was she devastated? Was she heartbroken? Was she distraught?

Yes. Who wouldn’t be?

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But she channeled, transformed that unbearable sadness into energy and motivation. Becoming a vet wasn’t easy. Yet she managed because she didn’t want what happened to her to happen to somebody else.

We will all go through misfortunes, setbacks, and mishaps. After all, it is the way of life.

It doesn’t have to define us though – because we can choose how to react to it. It will be difficult, painful, and you will bite your lips so hard that they will bleed. However, only through adversity will we grow, and there is no better feeling than pushing through the darkness into the light. So brace yourself against the challenges ahead!

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Share and let your friends around you know about this moving tale!

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Eamon Suen

Student, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

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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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