Sunday, November 1, 2009

Real Inspiration begins with You!

This is a great article I found about "how to inspire others"'s got some good points!

1. Do things people wouldn't normally do: and do it silently and with ease. Don't complain, act like it's not a big deal. These kinds of people are admirable because they show compassion and selflessness, something that is becoming rarer and rarer in this selfish age. Show this kind of behaviour and people will see a soft and kind side that they will become drawn to.

2. Listen and act: You must be willing to actually help others and take action for them, not just for yourself. If people seem like they are in need of help or guidance in anything, go for it. People love others who are willing to help them, and who don't hold back in showing kindness.

3. Be accepting: Never discriminate against anybody. Don't be racist, don't be sexist. This doesn't mean you have to be passive, speak your mind and do it honestly. But also be ready to accept the lifestyles, choices and decisions of others even if you find it to be silly or ill-advised.

4. Take the blame: This is extremely hard but it earns you millions of inspiration 'brownie' points. If you want people to find you inspiring, revert the bad that others have done onto you and blame it on yourself. Blame yourself for more bad that comes onto you. This in my opinion is the most admirable feat that anyone can do. It also tends to soften the hearts of those who you don't like, and you automatically step up higher onto the platform of admirable feats.

5. Take stupid risks: And never regret it. Bravery is something that many people wish they had more of. If you can demonstrate this, then people will feel your sense of courage and self belief. Because almost all human beings want these qualities, they will be drawn to you because they believe that you will be able to exert these traits onto them. Oh the marvels of silent learning.

6. Sacrifice: Be ready to sacrifice things for others. Give up the top bunk at camp for somebody else, give your best sweater to your sister to keep not borrow. When people give up things that they love for others, the recipient immediately feels a sense of trust and admiration for the giver. They also in turn see their selfish side and will want to look for you for guidance and advice.

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