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10 Things Happy And Successful People Never Say

10 Things Happy And Successful People Never Say

Have you ever thought about how your attitude may be affecting your outlook on life? A good way to start making progress in your life and your goals is by becoming more positive about life.

Here are 10 things that happy and successful people never say.

1. “It’s impossible to do that.”

Believing that what you want to do is impossible is something that happy and successful people never do. You should be looking for how to make your dream or goal a reality. If you have faith, then it can be done.

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2. “I’m not in control of what I do.”

Many people who feel that they can’t reach their goals believe that their goal is unattainable because other people are in control of whether or not they can be successful. However, you should not think this way and you should do what needs to be done in order to feel like you are in control of your destiny.

3. “I’ll have time later to reach that goal.”

Many people might think that they can just put their goals/dreams off to the side and attempt to reach them later. However, don’t always think that you will have time. Before you know it, life will flash before your eyes and you will probably wish that you would have tried earlier.

There’s no better time than now.

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4. “I’m afraid of failure.”

If you never attempt your goals because you are afraid to fail, then you have already failed. Failure may be in the back of your mind, but it should never stop you from attempting to reach for your goal.

5. “There’s no point.”

If you have been working really hard to reach your goals, then at some point during the process you may start feeling overwhelmed. You might think that there’s no point. However, people who are happy and successful persevere through less-motivating times and work to reach their goals.

6. “It’s too late.”

You might think that you are too late to reach a goal because of your age or something else that has happened in your life. However, don’t let something stop you just because you wish that you would have done it earlier.

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7. “I’m tired.”

In order to reach your goals, it will probably take a lot of work. If everything was easy in life, then you would probably never truly enjoy reaching a goal because it really wouldn’t be a goal.

8. “I don’t want to do any extra work.”

If you want to reach your goals and be happy and successful with your life, then you will most likely have to put in extra work to reach your goals. If everything was easy and no extra work was needed, then it probably wouldn’t be much of a goal. You will most likely have to put the extra hours in and really work hard in order to get what you want in life.

9. “No one will help me.”

A happy and successful person won’t wait for others to help them to reach their goals in life. They will take action and will either do things themselves or know who to look for in order to get help.

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10. “I don’t know what to do.”

Sometimes when you create a new goal for yourself, you might think that you don’t even know where to start. You may be completely scared to even start your goal because sometimes it can be a lot to think about. However, you can’t let this very early step in reaching your goals stop you from even starting your goals. You will need to make a realistic plan for how you will reach your goal.

What else do happy and successful people never say?

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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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