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These Sisters’ Rocky Relationship Is Mended In The Most Heartwarming Way

These Sisters’ Rocky Relationship Is Mended In The Most Heartwarming Way

What are the chances of having a perfect family? We all wished to have a family that never argues or disagrees with us, yet seldom were our hopes met.

In barely four minutes, we were exposed to a family dynamics that teeter unsteadily on the edges, with sisters that hated each other almost from birth. Things didn’t improve until one day, the older sister realized she had cancer.

From the very beginning, the sisters were frosty to each other. As they grew up, the younger sister started partying, drinking and smoking while the older sister was sturdy, stoic and hard-working. Pushed to the boiling point after her younger sister stole her money to go to a party, she even wished for her younger sister to die.

Yet, the older sister was the one struck by cancer – and oh, the irony of it. Every cloud has a sliver lining though, and soon her sister discovered her sickness. Bit by bit, they began to bond as the younger sister tended to and took care of her. In a heart-warming moment, the younger sister gave her older sister her hair. But as she has put it, “what my younger sister has given me is more than just hair”.

We all have our moments of frustration with our families. Rows happen, and sometimes we lash out to the people closest to us because they don’t reciprocate nor retaliate. Yet we must not abuse this privilege of having someone that will love us unconditionally.

Take some time to tell your family about how much you appreciate and love them every day, because if they can handle you at your worst, then they certainly deserve you at your best.

Share to show your family some love!

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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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