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10 Signs You Have a Special Dad Whom You’re Proud Of

10 Signs You Have a Special Dad Whom You’re Proud Of

“Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.”

—Wade Boggs

Raising children requires time and commitment, but it is definitely rewarding. Dads are unique when it comes to how they deal with their children—there is no perfect recipe for being a great dad—and that’s what makes them special. Here are 10 signs you have a super dad.

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1. He supports you all the way.

A supportive dad is one who recognizes your abilities, and believes that you can go further. He’s proud of you, he respects your rights as a person, and he is always there for you.

2. He makes time for the family.

He may be extremely busy, but he never fails to participate in events where his family is involved. He tries to cook for the family on Sundays, and sometimes sets dinner dates on Fridays. He is fun, and his jokes make the whole family laugh.

3. He inspires and motivates you.

It brings happiness to have a special dad who empowers you, who builds you up with his compliments, and who challenges you. Perhaps he has the qualities you want to have yourself!

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4. He is your best friend.

Your dad is your closest friend. You both have strong trust for one another. There will be times when he is the only person who truly understands you. He is always there for you when you need his help, and he tries to give the best advice he’s got. He accepts your whimsical personality and terrible jokes. And most of all, he learns to forgive you.

5. He encourages you to be just the way you are.

We are all imperfect human beings, but we learn and grow. The good thing about having a special dad is that he embraces your flaws. He does not take advantage of your weaknesses. He lets you discover the best in you instead.

6. He makes you feel secure in your own skin.

Body insecurity is one of the biggest issues commonly faced by children and teenagers at this present time. In fact, 90% of teens are unhappy with their body shapes. It is unusual to have a dad who makes sure his children feel confident in their own skin. Confidence might be difficult to achieve, but it is possible, especially when you know your dad is there to protect you and back you up.

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7. He listens to you.

It’s such a good feeling when your dad tries to listen and to understand you, and he gives no judgement prior to you explaining yourself. Common dads fail to perform such acts, but super-dads are kind enough to respect your opinion and point of view.

8. He has an amazing sense of humor.

Actually, there is a difference between being funny and having a good sense of humor. Your dad has an amazing sense of humor because he directs his attention more on having fun than being funny. He develops it by learning to enjoy the things that make both of you smile.

9. He knows how to fix everything.

Your dad is your all-time favorite superhero. And guess what? He makes everything pretty cool through his invented parenting hacks. And whenever your dryer breaks or you get a flat tire, he is there to help you out in an instant.

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10. He lets you be responsible for your decisions.

When your dad personally teaches you how to be responsible for the consequences of your decisions, accept it. He is teaching you values. It is all about values. He wants you to learn to pick the best decisions in life. Life is not an easy battle, after all.

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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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