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15 Things Only Genuine People Would Understand

15 Things Only Genuine People Would Understand

Who doesn’t like a genuine person? And perhaps that is what makes this group of people special and likable. Being genuine is an attractive quality that somehow builds character and defines our inner strength. In a world where we have few real and lasting things to hold on to, being genuine becomes a rare gem.

1. You follow your own path.

Genuine people do not follow the paths others define for them. Rather they tap through unconventional routes to craft their own paths and discover their own routes. Being genuine means forging your own unique route and pursuing your own passions and purpose.

2. You possess your self-esteem.

Genuine people can manage failures and criticism. They have solid self-confidence and respect that is built on their strength of character which defines how they can react to what is positive or negative.

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3. You can admit your fault.

Genuine people are not ashamed to take responsibility for things if they go wrong. You understand that you are human and you make mistakes, yet it doesn’t stop you from standing up to face the consequences of your actions.

4. You are not disturbed by failure.

Genuine people understand what failure means; that it is a source of learning and it dictates how much progress they will make. They do not follow the conventional approach of playing it safe, yet are willing to take risks to chart a new and undiscovered course.

5. You are expressive.

It takes authenticity to speak out your mind and open your thoughts, beliefs and desires to the world. This simply shows that they are comfortable with who they are.

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6. You listen to your inner voice rather than your surroundings.

They understand who they are and are perfectly in tune with their internal world. Such bravery means they have to spend time exploring their own ideals, standards and expectations to chart their course in life.

7. You are not overly critical of others.

As much as they are honest with their own faults, genuine people can embrace differences in opinion, ideals and individuality of various people. This makes them more tolerant, less judgmental and unbiased in their dealings with people.

8. You listen to others.

There is a reason why we have two ears and one mouth. Genuine people understand the importance of listening and how this relates to genuine communication.

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9. You show gratitude.

Genuine people are thankful for the things they have and are not afraid to say or show this. Being grateful doesn’t rub off or make them struggle with their self esteem but rather contributes to it.

10. You offer sincere compliments.

You are able to offer candid compliments to those who are deserving of it. You know that by offering candid compliments you are reinforcing the person who deserves it.

11. You practice what you preach.

You are not full of it or boastful about whom you are. You see yourself the same way you want others to see you. Basically, you practice what you advise others to do.

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12. You don’t seek attention.

You are not seeking validity from others but rather, from yourself. While attention-seekers need a hole to be filled by others, genuine people have self confidence and self awareness to deal with their achievements.

13. You understand where to find real happiness.

While others seek happiness and satisfaction from outside, genuine people seek happiness from within, in relationships with genuine friends, family and the satisfaction they get from their work.

14. You are sincere.

Genuine people are honest with others and themselves. Since they are in touch with their internal beings, they are self-aware and clear on whatever stand they take.

15. You are predictable.

In a good way you can predict what a genuine person can do or say. Genuine people are solid and consistent about what actions they will take or where they are headed, and are rarely moved to take these decisions based on external factors

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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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