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The Only Best Selection Of Inspirational Quotes You Need In Your Life.

The Only Best Selection Of Inspirational Quotes You Need In Your Life.

We have all been there.

At some points in life, we struggle, frustrate and lost. We don’t know what we want to do with our lives, we lost sight about how to move on, worry about all the uncertainties that life might throw us or simply had a bad day where things just not goingthe way we expected.

We can always train up ourselves to live a positive life by practicing gratitude and developing habits that maintain our positive attitudes.But after all, we are only human, it’s normal to have down times.

For me, I find it very useful to read through some inspiring quotes when I have my bad days. Not only they provide me with an instant mood boost, but also valuable guidance and inspiration when I feel stuck in relationship, work or life in general.

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Here I have collected and orgainsed a list of quotes that I have been revisiting throughout the past years. You can read them when you feel low or just read 1 quote every day to keep yourself motivated and inspired! Feel free to make it your habit and I am sure this small change will have a great impact to your life!

1. Read Inspirational QuotesWhen You Feel Lost

When we have been dealing with the same problem (any problem you can call) for too long, we tend to lose sight about the big picture and then we feel stuck and frustrated. Apart from allowing yourself to stay away from the situation for a while,it’s very helpful to get that instant “click” from quotes. They are handy, easy to digest and able to inspire you in just a second. I find them useful when I feel stuck, they NEVER failed to lead me to new thoughts and directions.

    2. ReadThese Motivational QuotesTo Keep Yourself Going!

    We have all failed at least once in our lives (who said they haven’t must be lying!). We are all particularly vulnerable at those moments and we’ll allow those failures and scars define us. But it’s ok to make mistake, it’s ok to fail! What’s more important is you know how to stand back up, face the adversity, bounce forward and grow stronger.

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    Take these quotes as your best friends. Let them talk to you when you feel down and demotivated! It’s ok to struggle but never ever give up!

      3. You Can SendEncouraging Quotes To Your Friends!

      Have you ever had that feeling of not knowing what to say when your friends are having a down time or experiencing something that’s too much for you to handle?

      How about sending your friends some positive quotes? They can help you do a nice job! Remember the days when you feel bad, comments or opinions might not be the thing you are looking for from a friend, all you need it’s just an act of caring! So I do recommend you to send these lovely quotes to boost their mood and show your love!

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        4. When You Are Sad, You Can Always Read These Quotes About Happiness.

        Being happy is so much harder nowadays. Thanks to social media, people are often comparing themselves to the one glamorous side that the others show on their Instagram and Facebook.

        But happiness is more JUST than that. Happiness comes naturally once we have found our core self. Doing something that we love, feeling healthy every day or simply being around the person you love can be your true happiness! There’s no point to compare with others and if you try really hard to chase happiness, you will never be happy.

        You don’t have to chase it, it will just come when you find yourself. It’s easy for us to lose sight and direction on the journey to happiness because there are just too much distractions. All we need are just reminders of how happy we already are!

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          5. If You Are Chasing Your Dreams, These Quotes About Dreams Are What You Need!

          People are often too easy to put off their dreams. Some say they don’t have the time. Some say dreams are just dreams and they are not achievable. However, ask yourself, Have you grabbed the chance tight when it comes? Are you working you full potential towards your dream? If you want to achieve the goal so badly how come you are not taking any actions?

          I have came to learn that it’s called a dream only if you let it. Once you have started the journey, dreams become goals and goals will derive actions.

            6. No Matter you Are Finding Love or In a Relationship, These Quotes About Love Will Help You Anyways!

            It took me years to learn that love is about compromising while not losing your core self.We learn to appreciate and at the same time embrace the differences between us and our partners. We need to figure ways to live a life TOGETHER where both parties feel comfortable being themselves.

            If you love the person, love who they are instead of changing them to who you want them to be.

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              The Secret to Effective Conflict Resolution: The IBR Approach

              The Secret to Effective Conflict Resolution: The IBR Approach

              In business, in social relationships, in family… In whatever context conflict is always inevitable, especially when you are in the leader role. This role equals “make decisions for the best of majority” and the remaining are not amused. Conflicts arise.

              Conflicts arise when we want to push for a better quality work but some members want to take a break from work.

              Conflicts arise when we as citizens want more recreational facilities but the Government has to balance the needs to maintain tourism growth.

              Conflicts are literally everywhere.

              Avoiding Conflicts a No-No and Resolving Conflicts a Win-Win

              Avoiding conflicts seem to be a viable option for us. The cruel fact is, it isn’t. Conflicts won’t walk away by themselves. They will, instead, escalate and haunt you back even more when we finally realize that’s no way we can let it be.

              Moreover, avoiding conflicts will eventually intensify the misunderstanding among the involved parties. And the misunderstanding severely hinders open communication which later on the parties tend to keep things secret. This is obviously detrimental to teamwork.

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              Some may view conflicts as the last step before arguments. And they thus leave it aside as if they never happen. This is not true.

              Conflicts are the intersect point between different individuals with different opinions. And this does not necessarily lead to argument.

              Instead, proper handling of conflicts can actually result in a win-win situation – both parties are pleased and allies are gained. A better understanding between each other and future conflicts are less likely to happen.

              The IBR Approach to Resolve Conflicts

              Here, we introduce to you an effective approach to resolve conflicts – the Interest-Based Relational (IBR) approach. The IBR approach was developed by Roger Fisher and William Ury in their 1981 book Getting to Yes. It stresses the importance of the separation between people and their emotions from the problem. Another focus of the approach is to build mutual understanding and respect as they strengthen bonds among parties and can ultimately help resolve conflicts in a harmonious way. The approach suggests a 6-step procedure for conflict resolution:

              Step 1: Prioritize Good Relationships

              How? Before addressing the problem or even starting the discussion, make it clear the conflict can result in a mutual trouble and through subsequent respectful negotiation the conflict can be resolved peacefully. And that brings the best outcome to the whole team by working together.

              Why? It is easy to overlook own cause of the conflict and point the finger to the members with different opinions. With such a mindset, it is likely to blame rather than to listen to the others and fail to acknowledge the problem completely. Such a discussion manner will undermine the good relationships among the members and aggravate the problem.

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              Example: Before discussion, stress that the problem is never one’s complete fault. Everyone is responsible for it. Then, it is important to point out our own involvement in the problem and state clearly we are here to listen to everyone’s opinions rather than accusing others.

              Step 2: People Are NOT the Cause of Problem

              How? State clearly the problem is never one-sided. Collaborative effort is needed. More importantly, note the problem should not be taken personally. We are not making accusations on persons but addressing the problem itself.

              Why? Once things taken personally, everything will go out of control. People will become irrational and neglect others’ opinions. We are then unable to address the problem properly because we cannot grasp a fuller and clearer picture of the problem due to presumption.

              Example: In spite of the confronting opinions, we have to emphasize that the problem is not a result of the persons but probably the different perspectives to view it. So, if we try to look at the problem from the other’s perspective, we may understand why there are varied opinions.

              Step 3: Listen From ALL Stances

              How? Do NOT blame others. It is of utmost importance. Ask for everyone’s opinions. It is important to let everyone feel that they contribute to the discussion. Tell them their involvement is essential to solve the problem and their effort is very much appreciated.

              Why? None wants to be ignored. If one feels neglected, it is very likely for he/she to be aggressive. It is definitely not what we hope to see in a discussion. Acknowledging and being acknowledged are equally important. So, make sure everyone has equal opportunity to express their views. Also, realizing their opinions are not neglected, they will be more receptive to other opinions.

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              Example: A little trick can played here: Invite others to talk first. It is an easy way to let others feel involved and ,more importantly, know their voices are heard. Also, we can show that we are actively listening to them by giving direct eye-contact and nodding. One important to note is that never interrupt anyone. Always let them finish first beforeanother one begins.

              Step 4: Listen Comes First, Talk Follows

              How? Ensure everyone has listened to one another points of view. It can be done by taking turn to speak and leaving the discussion part at last. State once again the problem is nothing personal and no accusation should be made.

              Why? By turn-taking, everyone can finish talking and voices of all sides can be heard indiscriminantly. This can promote willingness to listen to opposing opinions.

              Example: We can prepare pieces of paper with different numbers written on them. Then, ask different members to pick one and talk according to the sequence of the number. After everyone’s finished, advise everyone to use “I” more than “You” in the discussion period to avoid others thinking that it is an accusation.

              Step 5: Understand the Facts, Then Address the Problem

              How? List out ALL the facts first. Ask everyone to tell what they know about the problems.

              Why? Sometimes your facts are unknown to the others while they may know something we don’t. Missing out on these facts could possibly lead to inaccurate capture of the problem. Also, different known facts can lead to different perception of the matter. It also helps everyone better understand the problem and can eventually help reach a solution.

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              Example: While everyone is expressing their own views, ask them to write down everything they know that is true to the problem. As soon as everyone has finished, all facts can be noted and everyone’s understanding of the problem is raised.

              Step 6: Solve the Problem Together

              How? Knowing what everyone’s thinking, it is now time to resolve the conflict. Up to this point, everyone should have understood the problem better. So, it is everyone’s time to suggest some solutions. It is important not to have one giving all the solutions.

              Why? Having everyone suggesting their solutions is important as they will not feel excluded and their opinions are considered. Besides, it may also generate more solutions that can better resolve the conflicts. Everyone will more likely be satisfied with the result.

              Example: After discussion, ask all members to suggest any possible solutions and stress that all solutions are welcomed. State clearly that we are looking for the best outcomes for everyone’s sake rather than battling to win over one another. Then, evaluate all the solutions and pick the one that is in favor of everyone.

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