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12 Indicators You’re Emotionally Intelligent

12 Indicators You’re Emotionally Intelligent

Emotional intelligence is a significant quality in most successful people as it helps you build interpersonal and social relationships. When probed it was discovered that high achievers have high emotional intelligence. While some may not be aware of these indicators that can prove how emotionally intelligent they are, it is important to know that these elements could be what determines how successful you can become.

1. You are able to give and expect nothing in return

Emotionally intelligent people are able to connect with others because they can offer a piece of their time, energy or resources without expecting returns. Acting this way tends to make a powerful impression on others and help them gain powerful connections.

2. You don’t hold grudges

The desire to seek revenge and get back at someone who has wronged you can be powerful enough to create a negative effect on your health and emotions. Emotionally intelligent people are aware of this fact and they understand that it yields no benefit to hold grudges when the other person poses no imminent threats.

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3. You can be grateful for what you have

By being grateful you improve your mood and you are more positive to take on new goals and challenges. Showing such appreciation for what they have helps them to be more beneficial to their environment.

4. You don’t take yourself or others too seriously

You understand your limitations and you also understand the limitations of others. You are not a perfectionist and you don’t expect others to be. Rather blaming others or firing back at them for their mistakes, they roll up their sleeves and try to fix the problems before them.

5. You can disconnect

You understand how to create a balance between work and life. You understand that to become more productive and reach more goals you have to take breaks and avoid any stresses that will put a dent on your mental and emotional health.

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6. You are curious

You are always in search for answers and knowledge. You believe that you are not good enough and for everything around you an improvement can be made. This makes others to be attracted to your positive energy as they see possibilities rather than impossibilities with you.

7. You can adapt

You don’t claim to be the victim of change rather you are always adjusting to meet with change. You understand that change is a certainty and you only have to be part of this wheel that keeps on moving.

8. You take care of your physical and mental well being

You appreciate the vehicle to your success, which is your body. Thus you can take care of it by getting enough rest, eating right and maintaining healthy relationships.

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9. You can avoid toxic people

You understand that it takes a lot of effort to manage the problems or situations caused by toxic people. You know that it can be frustrating to approach whatever they put forward rationally, so you improve on your skill on not allowing them to have any hold on you.

10. You are self aware

You know your strengths and your weaknesses. You know the environment or situation that can improve your success and those that won’t. Having such knowledge helps you in taking full advantage of those things that will boost your success.

11. You are either committed or not

Emotionally intelligent people don’t sit on the fence. It is either you are into something or out of it. By sitting on the fence or creating such an impression you are unable to commit yourself to purposeful tasks. This leads to a large amount of stress and doesn’t help you channel your energy properly.

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12. You can delay gratification

You are disciplined enough to say no to those things that really don’t fit into your priorities. You delay gratification and avoid rash and impulsive actions. This keeps you in the clear and makes you more purpose driven.

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Specialized in motivation and personal growth, providing advice to make readers fulfilled and spurred on to achieve all that they desire in life.

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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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