It can be really tough to be motivated, but we all know that if you have that one person in your life that is always trying to push you and support your goals, it makes a big difference. So how do you motivate others? How do you become that person who can get them to take action? First, your job is NOT to completely change them. You are also not supposed to solve all their problems for them. You also need to understand that everyone has different ambitions and not everyone shares the same drive as you do. Here are a couple things you can do to help motivate others:
Ask questions. Get people to come up with the idea first. If they come up with the idea, they will be more motivated and take action to make that idea become reality.
Support them with confidence. They need to be cheered on when they win. They need to be cheered on when they lose. In either case, provide them with any resources they might find helpful to continue their success.
Talk with them about their goals. Create a clear vision in a low pressure environment. If you are pressuring them on their goals and vision about what things would look like AFTER an accomplishment, it can be overwhelming for them.
Be a role model. Practice what you preach. You can outline what your goals and visions are as well as what is working and what’s not. This will help them remain motivated too!
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