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15 Signs You Have the Sweetest Sister in the World

15 Signs You Have the Sweetest Sister in the World

How much do you appreciate your sisters? Through the times you have spent together, growing and understanding the world, do you appreciate the value and spark she may have contributed to your world? It does take a keener eye to see what a sister represents in our world. Here are 15 signs to know you have the sweetest sister in the world.

1. You had someone who helped you build your character

Whether it was you or her who made the rules, there were limitations in your relationship that made you understand why you shouldn’t force yourself on other people. It was character building for you to offer her space to operate.

2. You shared a lot of toys and gadgets with her

It was up to you to make your parents know that you could share things with your sister. If you never abused the responsibility she shared a lot of things with you, from toys to gadgets.

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3. You gave each other real talk

With your sister there was no faking since they were with you most of the time. Your sister could offer an honest opinion on anything that involved you.

4. You had someone to cover your back

In moments when you had no money and you needed to borrow, or times when you were jobless, you could always call on your sister. She was there to shield you from certain worries of life.

5. You had someone to pour out your emotions to

Whether it was anger or frustration, you had someone who you could project your emotion on. While friends can change, your sister will always (eventually) unconditionally love you.

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6. You were complimented by her

She was different from you and was there to make you feel part of a whole. You looked up to her in many ways and she did the same to you.

7. You were made to be responsible for her

Sometimes she was like your child, sometimes she was like your mother. You had a measure of responsibility towards her, whether it was in her choice of relationships or fashion, you had to be protective of who she was on the outside.

8. You had something to brag about

Even if you criticized her and felt envious of her, you had something to brag about to the world. That is why you would post her achievements, and share her pretty pictures on social media.

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9. You always made the best team with her

Even when you antagonized each other, you know you were the best team against your parents and relatives. If there was a major event or a major project, teaming up with her offered the best solution.

10. You had someone who could offer you a richer perspective on life

You could not have seen the world the way it is or should be on your own. You may have had some concepts here and there, but your sister was there to make you see the world from a more holistic angle and offer her opinion when you needed it.

11. You had no better intimate friend

As you grew older you understood how much your relationship with your sister had been tested, and how it had survived and become stronger. Yes, she had seen you naked, watched you cry after failing a test or being bullied in school. She had a firsthand knowledge of your growth and how you evolved.

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12. You could not always be angry with her

Yes, you had fights and certain things that she did must have gotten you mad. Even when you were angry with her and she seemed impossible to deal with, you had more than enough reasons to mend differences and move on.

13. You could be stupid around her

With her, you could take things a little further, like laughing out louder, being more cynical, farting when you didn’t have to. You could be more silly with your sister and it all seemed ordinary.

14. You had in her a playmate

There were times when things got boring in the house and you could brighten up your day by walking over to her room. She was there to cheer you up and made you feel good about yourself.

15. You will always miss her

You realize how important to your world she is when she leaves. Although you might think that you would have the house or room to yourself, you discover how emotional you become when you find her room and bed empty. You miss her!

Featured photo credit: closeup portrait of lying head to head happy girl friends relaxing happy smiling via shutterstock.com

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Last Updated on November 15, 2018

Success In Reaching Goals Is Determined By Mindset

Success In Reaching Goals Is Determined By Mindset

What do you think it takes to achieve your goals? Hard work? Lots of actions? While these are paramount to becoming successful in reaching our goals, neither of these are possible without a positive mindset.

As humans, we naturally tend to lean towards a negative outlook when it comes to our hopes and dreams. We are prone to believing that we have limitations either from within ourselves or from external forces keeping us from truly getting to where we want to be in life. Our tendency to think that we’ll “believe it when we see it” suggests that our mindsets are focused on our goals not really being attainable until they’ve been achieved. The problem with this is that this common mindset fuels our limiting beliefs and shows a lack of faith in ourselves.

The Success Mindset

Success in achieving our goals comes down to a ‘success mindset’. Successful mindsets are those focused on victory, based on positive mental attitudes, empowering inclinations and good habits. Acquiring a success mindset is the sure-fire way to dramatically increase your chance to achieve your goals.

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The idea that achieving our goals comes down to our habits and actions is actually a typical type of mindset that misses a crucial point; that our mindset is, in fact, the determiner of our energy and what actions we take. A negative mindset will tend to create negative actions and similarly if we have a mindset that will only set into action once we see ‘proof’ that our goals are achievable, then the road will be much longer and arduous. This is why, instead of thinking “I’ll believe it when I see it”, a success mindset will think “I’ll see it when I believe it.”

The Placebo Effect and What It Shows Us About The Power of Mindset

The placebo effect is a perfect example of how mindset really can be powerful. In scientific trials, a group of participants were told they received medication that will heal an ailment but were actually given a sugar pill that does nothing (the placebo). Yet after the trial the participants believed it’s had a positive effect – sometimes even cured their ailment even though nothing has changed. This is the power of mindset.

How do we apply this to our goals? Well, when we set goals and dreams how often do we really believe they’ll come to fruition? Have absolute faith that they can be achieved? Have a complete unwavering expectation? Most of us don’t because we hold on to negative mindsets and limiting beliefs about ourselves that stop us from fully believing we are capable or that it’s at all possible. We tend to listen to the opinions of others despite them misaligning with our own or bow to societal pressures that make us believe we should think and act a certain way. There are many reasons why we possess these types of mindsets but a success mindset can be achieved.

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How To Create a Success Mindset

People with success mindsets have a particular way of perceiving things. They have positive outlooks and are able to put faith fully in their ability to succeed. With that in mind, here are a few ways that can turn a negative mindset into a successful one.

1. A Success Mindset Comes From a Growth Mindset

How does a mindset even manifest itself? It comes from the way you talk to yourself in the privacy of your own head. Realising this will go a long way towards noticing how you speak to yourself and others around you. If it’s mainly negative language you use when you talk about your goals and aspirations then this is an example of a fixed mindset.

A negative mindset brings with it a huge number of limiting beliefs. It creates a fixed mindset – one that can’t see beyond it’s own limitations. A growth mindset sees these limitations and looks beyond them – it finds ways to overcome obstacles and believes that this will result in success. When you think of your goal, a fixed mindset may think “what if I fail?” A growth mindset would look at the same goal and think “failures happen but that doesn’t mean I won’t be successful.”

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There’s a lot of power in changing your perspective.

2. Look For The Successes

It’s really important to get your mind focused on positive aspects of your goal. Finding inspiration through others can be really uplifting and keep you on track with developing your success mindset; reinforcing your belief that your dreams can be achieved. Find people that you can talk with about how they achieved their goals and seek out and surround yourself with positive people. This is crucial if you’re learning to develop a positive mindset.

3. Eliminate Negativity

You can come up against a lot of negativity sometimes either through other people or within yourself. Understanding that other people’s negative opinions are created through their own fears and limiting beliefs will go a long way in sustaining your success mindset. But for a lot of us, negative chatter can come from within and these usually manifest as negative words such as can’t, won’t, shouldn’t. Sometimes, when we think of how we’re going to achieve our goals, statements in our minds come out as negative absolutes: ‘It never works out for me’ or ‘I always fail.’

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When you notice these coming up you need to turn them around with ‘It always works out for me!’ and ‘I never fail!’ The trick is to believe it no matter what’s happened in the past. Remember that every new day is a clean slate and for you to adjust your mindset.

4. Create a Vision

Envisioning your end goal and seeing it in your mind is an important trait of a success mindset. Allowing ourselves to imagine our success creates a powerful excitement that shouldn’t be underestimated. When our brain becomes excited at the thought of achieving our goals, we become more committed, work harder towards achieving it and more likely to do whatever it takes to make it happen.

If this involves creating a vision board that you can look at to remind yourself every day then go for it. Small techniques like this go a long way in sustaining your success mindset and shouldn’t be dismissed.

An Inspirational Story…

For centuries experts said that running a mile in under 4 minutes was humanly impossible. On the 6th May 1954, Rodger Bannister did just that. As part of his training, Bannister relentlessly visualised the achievement, believing he could accomplish what everyone said wasn’t possible…and he did it.

What’s more amazing is that, as soon as Bannister achieved the 4-minute mile, more and more people also achieved it. How was this possible after so many years of no one achieving it? Because in people’s minds it was suddenly possible – once people knew that it was achievable it created a mindset of success and now, after over fifty years since Bannister did the ‘impossible’, his record has been lowered by 17 seconds – the power of the success mindset!

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