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15 Signs You’re Still Enjoying Your Youth

15 Signs You’re Still Enjoying Your Youth

Being youthful means you are experiencing a time of vigor, energy and zeal. Through this period of transition we learn a lot and discover ourselves in so many amazing ways. As a youth you live your life through moments and sometimes get lost in them. Being a youth means happiness and laughter. It is never about your age or your gender or even your marital status, being a youth is more of a mindset rather than a form. I have met 15 year old boys living like old men, and I have met 65 year old men who live like 19 year olds. This is how to know you are still enjoying your youth.

1. You follow your heart

You don’t care about what people say. You love the adventure, the risk, and the fire of life. You want to have a taste of new things and nobody can stop you.

2. You live in the moment

It is not about making plans for retirement or seeking to get stuck in a particular place. You live in the moment. You are in the present and not in the future.

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3. You love yourself just as you love where you are

You are not uncomfortable in your body or feel out of place with your appearance. Just as you have the energy to focus on your surroundings, you also have the same with yourself.

4. You have companions who have the same opinion

Married people have married people as friends and rich people have rich people as friends. People who are enjoying their youth have the same type of people as friends.

5. You keep to fewer rules

The older you are or become, the more rules or boundaries you have to limit yourself to. But this is not so for the youth – they live life with fewer rules.

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6. You have a burst of emotions

As a youth you find it difficult to manage and deal with all the emotions; from love to anger to fear and worry, it all keeps rolling at you and you just roll with them too.

7. You follow the fads other youths are following

Enjoying your youth means you dress like one who is enjoying his/her youth. Your dress and fashion style is the same with the fashion trend for youths.

8. You enjoy alcohol and being with women

Being a youth comes with so much energy and excitement. Alcohol and women sort of adds to the excitement and the pump.

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9. You are focused on the memories

It is not about the mistakes or the regrets; you are focused on having new experience and establishing memories.

10. You cannot spot differences

You cannot spot differences between yesterday and today or possibilities and impossibilities. You are so consumed with the moment you do not consider these things.

11. You have so many dreams

You do not know what you really want, you are not specific. You want to be a chef, a dancer, a basketball player, a comedian and a politician all at once.

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12. You do not even know the time

You rarely check the time, because it doesn’t serve you much purpose. It is like every day is endless and is simply a continuation from the previous day.

13. You are innocent

With enjoying your youth comes innocence. You are really not an expert on a lot of things. In fact you are only an expert on few things, such as the kind of alcohol that will trigger more excitement. You really don’t have a concrete answer to many things; you just live with what others offer.

14. You are being taken care of

Enjoying your youth doesn’t mean responsibility. You will always have someone there who is interested and who takes care of you, your friends, your love…

15. You are free

It is about mental freedom. You are free with your senses and mind. It is about imagination, it is about discovering you in the process.

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Casey Imafidon

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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