Spread the Inspiration: How To Be A Good Motivator
Not all of us are motivated to do or pursue something. Some people, although you can see them doing their jobs or tasks every day in the back of their minds, they hated it or doesn’t have the drive to properly carry it out, thus resulting to a sub-par accomplishment with a lot of problems swept under the carpet.
So how can you help a friend, a co-worker, or a family member to get motivated in their everyday task or chore? of course you need to start it with yourself, and to do that you need to have the motivation too to help them.
Here are some ways that you can help motivate others:
Know What Goals They Want To Reach
For starters, you need to know first what they want to achieve. Ask them what goals they want to reach.
In this way, you can evaluate the things that both of you can work on, what changes that you both need to do, and also plan out possible mistakes and failures on your plan.
Ask specific questions as possible, let them tell you more about the details of their goals. If they don’t have one, or a clear picture of what goal they really want to achieve, you can use your experience and give out some ideas that may encourage them to pinpoint out the things they want.
Listen To What They Say
As a good motivator, you also need to be good at listening to their thoughts and ideas. By listening to them, you can take note of some ideas that they emphasize and also by that you can draw out a much clearer picture of what they want to achieve.
This also has a psychological effect on them, for as they see you and know that you are listening to them and understanding them. They will feel more secure around you and more comfortable discussing to you what specific things they want.
Listening to others is important for your yourself to for it opens up new worlds of knowledge, thus making both of you a much better person together.
Commend them, Even If It Is Just The Small Things
Compliments are essential in elevating other people’s mood, for one simple “good job” can really make someone’s day. Of course, you need to remember to not go overboard in dishing away compliments. For a wrong compliment at the wrong time can do a lot of trouble for you both.
You just need to be authentic, and also a bit distinctive, in giving out compliments. Look for the things they have accomplished and show your appreciation by commending them for a job well done. And also, don’t forget to mention their name when commending them. For people love to hear their own names being commended, and it totally means a lot to them.
Be Always There For Them
If they are down, not on the mood, or feeling stressed about pursuing their goals (or other things). Let them know that you are there to support them, cheer them up by cracking a joke or two, and always there to listen to all they have to say.
Think of yourself as a safety net for them when they fall down. A safe sanctuary where they can let go all the pain that pierces their chest. Someone who is always there at their back to push them forward and help them throughout their journey.
All of us can be a great motivator for others. What’s important is how we deal with them by easing up their feelings and be there when they need us the most. Thus placing them back on the right track towards their goal.