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These Line Graphs That Sum Up Our Lives Will Surely Resonate With You

These Line Graphs That Sum Up Our Lives Will Surely Resonate With You

If I'd need you to sum up your life and present it to everyone, how'd you do that? With an article of over 10,000 words or with 100 photos of your life?

Come to think of it, we can describe much of our lives in simple line graphs.

For example, our height:

height

    And when we fall asleep:

    bedtime

      Which means this line graph is all over the place:

      going-out

        At least family life remains consistent (after our teens):

        parents

          When it comes to drinking, the line graph gets a little more colorful:

          alcohol

            And when we examine our blood pressure over the years, it’s spike after spike:

            blood-pressure

              Plus, our careers also take a toll:

              impossible-work

                That’s why, when life gets too crazy, we need to curl up with a sure thing:

                grilled-cheese

                  Children’s programming always lightens the mood too:

                  cartoons2

                    Even at our lowest, may we never do this (except once):

                    celine

                      Still, plenty of life’s greatest truths have no timeline at all.

                      luck

                        What’s true happiness?

                        money

                          Let’s try again.

                          love-2

                            Still following this blog post? Remarkable!

                            new-tech

                              Which line graph resonates with you the most?

                              Danny Rubin is the creator and writer of News To Live By, a blog that highlights the career advice “hidden” in the day's top stories. Danny's columns, essentially, are life hacks. He shows us how any news story can actually make us better at our lives. Follow the blog @NewsToLiveBy or subscribe to the e-newsletter.

                              These Line Graphs Perfectly Sum Up our Lives from Start to Finish | NEWS TO LIVE BY

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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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