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How to Inspire Others

How to Inspire Others

How to Inspire Others

Here are five ways in which you can inspire other people:

  1. Inspire others with your words.
  2. Inspire others with goals.
  3. Inspire others by reasons to be optimistic.
  4. Inspire others by your example.
  5. Inspire others by reframing bad events.

1. Inspire others with your words.

The best and easiest way to inspire others, is to talk to people in inspiring ways.

Everything you say, will affect people in one of three ways:

  • Your words will inspire a positive emotion, or
  • They will fail to inspire a positive emotion, or
  • Your language will drag people down.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to talk ONLY with intent to induce positive emotions in the minds of others.

  • Nobody will thank you for failing to inspire them.
  • Nobody will appreciate you for demoralising them.
  • If you commit yourself to deliberately inspiring people, all the time, then watch how your social life and professional life blossoms. It's like magic.

Ensure that every interaction you have with other people, is designed by you to leave the other person feeling optimistic about the future.

2. Inspire others with goals.

You can make other people feel more optimistic about the future by talking about goals.

  • Ask people what they want, and how they could best achieve it.
  • Ask people about their ambitions, their hopes, their dreams and their favourite things.

The more they talk about their goals, think about their goals and plan to achieve their goals, the more optimistic they feel.

Ensure that more than 50% of your conversation presupposes a better future and you will succeed in having a positive influence on the minds of your listeners.

3. Inspire others with reasons to be optimistic.

Beyond personal goals, there are plenty of other reasons to be cheerful, if you look for them.

  • Medical science is always advancing.
  • Technology is always advancing.
  • People have access to more knowledge and education than at any other time in history.
  • People live longer than ever.
  • We have more food than we can eat.
  • We have more books than we can read.

Life for most people is pretty good, most of the time, (when compared to our grandparents).

It is easy to be psyched-out by the media's predictions that the End of the World is Nigh. It isn't.

Life has been in continual existence for 3,700,000,000 years. It won't end any time soon.

You can relax.

4. Inspire others by your example.

You can inspire others by role modelling.

Demonstrate, by your own example, that is possible to live on planet earth, in your hometown, in an inspired way.

Not everyone is inspired.

Many people want to be inspired and they are looking for somebody to do it for them. Let yourself be that person.

Make it your goal to become a source of strength to the others.

5. Inspire others by reframing bad events.

Nothing has any intrinsic meaning.

Meaning is attributed to things by human minds; the same fact can be given a positive meaning or a negative meaning, depending on the mind of the observer.

The trick to living is to apply inspiring and positive meanings to events.

For example, if you fail your driving test, does that mean you should give up?

Or should you learn the lessons of your defeat, rewrite your plans and come back stronger the next day with an improved plan.

Uninspired people give up too soon

Inspired people don't give up until they are stopped.

Inspired people never allow their self-doubts or fears to stop them.

They are unstoppable.

Strive to be unstoppable and see what happens.

About the Author: Chris Farmer

Chris

Chris Farmer is the founder of the Corporate Coach Group and has many years’ experience in training leaders and managers, in both the public and private sectors, to achieve their organisational goals, especially during tough economic times. He is also well aware of the disciplines and problems associated with running a business.

Over the years, Chris has designed and delivered thousands of training programmes and has coached and motivated many management teams, groups and individuals. His training programmes are both structured and clear, designed to help delegates organise their thinking and, wherever necessary, to improve their techniques and skills.

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