Much has been said about inspiring people. It gives hope. It motivates your peer to do more. And it makes you feel good about yourself. But inspiring people are not always as easy as you would like to think. One cannot just dispense advice out of whim. There should be a basis and rational behind it.
Inspiring people, however, is more than just that. You need to be expressive and clear with your objectives. You need to find the reason you want to inspire others. If you feel lost about this, there are some ways to keep in mind if you want to encourage others to do good and do well.
Here are some of them, most of which can also be found in top business woman magazines.
Show, don’t tell
Telling someone that they can do it is not enough. You need to show it. You have to lead by example. And leading by example means showing your integrity—that you can achieve goals and success without compromising your principles.
Cut down criticisms
Inspiring people are about making them realize and appreciate their strengths and uniqueness. And that is something you will not be able to do if you keep on criticizing people. Instead of spewing criticisms and negative comments, why now impart words of wisdom? Why not focus on the good qualities of a person? You can always give someone a compliment or praise, as this will help them to improve themselves.
Do not lose your cool
If you have been criticized because of your actions, do not set off to your fight mode. It is normal to be upset, but it is not okay to lose your cool and respond to your critics with anger.
Becoming an inspirational source is not an easy road to tread. You need first to examine your ways of living and be ready to serve others.