Are You Able To Inspire And Motivate?

The best thing about having the ability to inspire and motivate others is that you find satisfaction in giving more than you take. Not only will you have inspire someone to be better, but helping others can actually drive your success

It’s a win-win situation.

Bear in mind, you are no magician. The person you are trying to inspire and motivate should be open to receiving your message. Different people are motivated by different things, so the key is  to understand what motivates the person you are trying to help.

There is someone in my life whom I feel the need to motivate and inspire. I want to help this person as much as I can. I am aware that people may have all the expertise in the world but, if they’re not motivated, it’s unlikely that they’ll achieve their true potential.

Since I started writing this blog less than a year ago, I have learned about the two main types of motivation – intrinsic and extrinsic .

Intrinsic Motivation – This kind of motivation is internal. It is about having a personal want to succeed and do well. 

Extrinsic Motivation – This is the type of motivation you receive from an external source. For example, at work you may receive a bonus or some time off.

So what are the 7 easy ways to inspire and motivate others? Here goes:


Listen Actively

In order to inspire and motivate you need to be a good listener. Some of us listen to respond.

To be a good and active listener, you need to allow the speaker to feel free to communicate with ease. Be eempathetic and patient.


Identify Goals And Dreams

Create timelines and set goals for yourself. Choose both long-term and short-term goals depending on what it is you want to achieve. Write them down and share them with others. You’ll learn to hold yourself accountable and be motivated to continue towards a path of success while inspiring others to do the same. 


Be Vulnerable

Vulnerability has never been my strong suit. I am still working on it because it takes practice. In order to be vulnerable, you have to be alright with who you are. Being vulnerable is not just about showing the parts of you that are great.

We all are vulnerable at different points in our life. Share your failures as well as your successes.This will help others relate better to you.Vulnerability is so much easier when you love yourself.

You can inspire and motivate others by letting them understand that they’re not the only ones with struggles and challenges.  

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Be A Good Communicator

Your ability to communicate effectively is critical  for you to inspire and motivate others. Be aware of your tone, watch how you speak and what you say. You can change the way a person is feeling about themselves by the words spoken out of your mouth.


Care About Others

Ask questions. Take a genuine interest in the people around you. You will become an inspiration by showing how much you care about people.  Don’t ask people how they are feeling, or if they are alright unless you really want to know. You know how it is when you ask a colleague, “how was your vacation?”  or  “how is your day going?”, only ask if you are genuinely interested. Make people feel good after conversing with you. 

  1. Show Encouragement

Everyone goes through tough times. Encouragement and support can go a long way in helping them through these times. This is a great opportunity to inspire and motivate a person to  see the best in themselves and in the situation.You will see the quality of your relationships improving.

  1. Share From Your Own Experience

We all have life stories to share. We have been through many life experiences both good and bad. 

Why not touch someone with your inspiring message?

So there you have it. Seven easy ways to inspire and motivate others. Simple things you can do to change your life and help someone else. Possessing a genuine  desire to give and to make a difference in the lives of others is a rewarding feeling you can savour every single day.

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A blog friend of mine also has inspiring quotes for you to read: Jill’s Quotes

Have you been able to inspire and motivate people in your life. Please share how you have done so with me in the comments section below. I would love to hear your stories and experiences.

Inspire and motivate others with these simple tips. Find satisfaction in inspiring a person to reach their full potential, while driving your own success.

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62 thoughts on “7 Easy Ways To Inspire And Motivate Others

  1. I think it’s sooo important to listen and communicate! 🙂 My husband and I find this to be true while we work together. For example last night…I told him I was going to the storage room to get something for a task. He was on his phone answering an text and didn’t hear me. I got upset because he was on his phone so I just went outside and completed the task without him. When I got back, he asked me if we were going to go complete said task. I think he could see the fumes coming from my head as he put his phone away slowly…Listening is so important. I’ll make sure he’s listening to me next time.

    Posted on October 21, 2016 at 06:53
  2. I always strive to inspire others! And it always makes me feel good when others come to me for advice or inspiration! Good post!

    Posted on October 9, 2016 at 09:36
  3. Couldn’t have said it better, I want to inspire others but haven’t found the way, il be saving this and try to learn from you.

    Posted on October 8, 2016 at 09:47
  4. What a great read! I feel like I do a great job at inspiring and motivating the people around me, but you touched on some areas that I could definitely work on.

    Posted on October 8, 2016 at 01:23
  5. This is a really great post, its always inspiring when you inspire someone else!

    Posted on October 6, 2016 at 16:29
  6. What an uplifting post. I always try to be uplifting to others.

    Posted on October 6, 2016 at 15:55
  7. This is great! Share your own experience is a good way to motivate others. I may add also sharing others’ experience (experiences of your friends, family, etc.) because stories are great drive to motivate your goals / dreams.

    Posted on October 6, 2016 at 01:17
  8. Caring about others is vital. In my new role, I work with adults way more than students and have had to learn how to motivate grown folks, which is something I didn’t know I was singing up for at the time.

    Posted on October 5, 2016 at 22:58
  9. I love being the one to motivate someone to their fullest potential and really enjoyed reading this article.

    Posted on October 5, 2016 at 17:05
  10. I love this post! I always wanted to motivate others and I am doing some of the items in the list. i need to keep on improving 🙂

    Posted on October 5, 2016 at 16:47
  11. Great post. Yes, listening is not my strong suit but I have been actively working on it. I’m positive that, one day I will listen to respond.

    Posted on October 5, 2016 at 13:22
  12. This is great! I do try to always listen carefully. And then I try to encourage the best I possibly can.

    Posted on October 5, 2016 at 08:33
  13. This is such an inspiring post. Most of us focus on finding ways to motivate ourselves, however we should also find ways to inspire others and make a difference.


    Posted on October 5, 2016 at 01:34
  14. Very inspiring! I should stick this to my fridge, because I am lacking in some of these areas 🙂

    Posted on September 13, 2016 at 06:20
  15. I loved this read. You never know who you might be inspiring along the way. Motivate yourself and inspire others!

    Posted on September 12, 2016 at 15:30
  16. Wow this post is incredibly well researched and informative. i had no idea about the distinction between intrinsic and extrinsic. Fascinating read.

    Posted on September 12, 2016 at 09:03
  17. Love fhis!!! I’m all about helping others kick butt and reach there goals! I want everyone to be happy and successful

    Posted on September 11, 2016 at 22:35
  18. Vulnerability does make you easy to relate to I think. I really like all the points you made!

    Posted on September 10, 2016 at 23:00
  19. I love your topic choice and the implementation is even better. Lovely words. Being a good listener is very important. It is good feeling to get someone motivated.

    Posted on September 10, 2016 at 16:29
  20. Very inspirational post I believe part of purpose is too motivate and inspire others.

    Posted on September 10, 2016 at 04:20
  21. This is a great post and I need this badly! It really motivates me to do more.

    Posted on September 10, 2016 at 00:55
  22. It’s in my nature to inspire and motivate others. On one hand it is rewarding but on another I feel like helping someone else realize their ability to help themselves and possibly help someone else as well is the way humanity works!

    Posted on September 9, 2016 at 22:16
  23. This is such an awesome post! You stated some great pointers on how to inspire and motivate others

    Posted on September 9, 2016 at 20:34
  24. Being able to inspire is such a rewarding feeling. It’s really nice to help people out especially when it comes to improving their lives. I think these are awesome tips for inspiring and motivating someone.

    Posted on September 9, 2016 at 10:47
  25. I loved reading this post this morning. I need to focus on being a better listener at times. We all could use a little motivation and inspiration!

    Posted on September 9, 2016 at 06:42
  26. Part of my job description is to lift and inspire, i have many people who lift and inspire me too which i think makes it easier to do as knowing how it feels you want to help others feel that too. Thanks for a great post! Marie

    Posted on September 9, 2016 at 03:10
    1. You are right, when you know how it feels, you want to do the same for others. It is such a rewarding feeling and I hope more people with start to encourage, support and motivate one another.

      Posted on September 9, 2016 at 15:41
      1. It’s great to be able to give and get. It’s a natural growth we can experience in life if we allow it while inspiring those around us.

        Posted on September 11, 2016 at 04:26
  27. There are definitely a few people I know who could use some motivation. I now have a great start in how to help them! Thank you for sharing!

    Posted on September 8, 2016 at 22:32
  28. These are such wonderful tips. I love the ones about listening and vulnerability specifically. I tweeted this out because I think anyone can benefit from reading this post. Thank you so much for sharing!

    Posted on September 8, 2016 at 22:06
  29. This is such a great post! Really inspiring. Thank you for sharing!

    Posted on September 8, 2016 at 21:12
  30. It’s important to surround yourself with motivated and positive people in order to be so yourself! thanks for the advices

    Posted on September 8, 2016 at 20:49
  31. I so agree with share from your experience. When my little one had his tonsils out I wrote about it as I had a hard time finding the info I needed when I searched the internet.

    Posted on September 8, 2016 at 14:21
  32. This is a great post for moms of teenagers! Especially single moms. It is so easy for us ( and I mean me here ) get wrapped up in all the lil things we have to do (and there is so much to do after work) we forget to give that one on one time to our lil humans. I need to work on being an active listener with my daughter more.

    Posted on September 8, 2016 at 14:17
    1. I can relate to what you are saying. When I come home from work, I am tired from the day but I have to make sure I spend as much time with my little one because I am back to work and we cannot spend full days together anymore, except for weekends, so I try to make sure I am attentive to everything. It is quite hard sometimes, but we are moms and we can do it! xoxo

      Posted on September 8, 2016 at 16:34
  33. I really love this post. It can really inspire and motivate someone is trying to be a good person. Thanks for this post.

    Posted on September 8, 2016 at 13:04
    1. Thank you Dawn! 🙂

      Posted on September 8, 2016 at 16:34
  34. Awesome post! People who are truly motivating to me lead by example. Sharing is caring 🙂

    Posted on September 8, 2016 at 12:22
  35. There are plenty of people who have been inspiring and motivating me. I would love to do the same and inspire others too, thanks for the tips.

    Posted on September 8, 2016 at 09:53
  36. This is awesome! It is so easy to get bogged down in the negativity that is all around us. It is important to remind ourselves to constantly be aware.

    Posted on September 8, 2016 at 09:45
  37. This is great! It’s so important that we uplift others and motivate them. Great read…

    Posted on September 8, 2016 at 06:16
  38. Sharing your own experiences can really help someone else in the same situation. Awesome tips.

    Posted on September 8, 2016 at 05:28
  39. What a beautiful and empowering post. I love that quote, and think everyone needs to be reminded of that periodically.

    Posted on September 7, 2016 at 16:58
    1. Thank you for your feedback and encouragement 🙂

      Posted on September 8, 2016 at 16:34
  40. This is amazing and so encouraging for others. I try to motivate myself and my friend for the best.

    Posted on September 7, 2016 at 15:41
  41. One the two types of motivation, I most probably fall under the latter. I only get motivated by someone or something. But anyhow, the ways you have listed, I couldn’t agree more of it. Those are definitely the ways to inspire and motivate other people.

    Posted on September 7, 2016 at 11:30
  42. Beautiful. I love posts like this.They are so encouraging.

    Posted on September 7, 2016 at 09:10
  43. Such a beautiful post.Inspiring and motivating others can help us too.That’s wonderful

    Posted on September 7, 2016 at 08:56
  44. Interesting and inspiring post. I’m someone who always put others before me. I always wanted to give something and that would bring me back satisfaction. I always listened and try to give advice from who wanted them. But I’m not a good communicator and I’m not sure I can really inspire and motivate people. I’m usually the one who need motivation Haha

    Posted on September 6, 2016 at 17:10
    1. I think by being there for people and putting them first is very inspiring in itself. If you are not a good communicator as you say, then maybe work on being a better listener. I think the two are intertwined with each other. I hope you will read more of my posts for motivation for yourself. Have a lovely day Fenrile.

      Posted on September 8, 2016 at 16:37
  45. very inspiring post! thank you for reminding us!

    Posted on September 6, 2016 at 04:24
  46. Thanks for sharing this, it really motivates me to do more in my world. Last month, I quit my job as a tour guide (freelance work) and I lost my motivation after sending the resignation letter, that was 2 weeks ago, yet, these 7 ways, is just so inspiring that it is a great reminder for all of us.

    Posted on September 5, 2016 at 22:40
    1. Hi Ferna, thank you for sharing your story. I hope that you will be able to re-motivate yourself, or be motivated by someone else. I wish you success in finding a job that you will love. Keep your head up, you are strong.

      Posted on September 8, 2016 at 16:39
  47. What a great post. ❤️ Sometimes, we are too busy in life, we do not realize that we are inspiring other people. Being told by others that I am one of their inspirations help keep my feet on the ground. Your post is another reminder to always grateful, never boastful. We can really inspire others in our own little ways.

    Posted on September 5, 2016 at 22:03
    1. Isn’t that such a great feeling Mirriam? Being told that you are an inspiration? That really warms my heart and I am glad to hear that you have been that person for others.

      Posted on September 8, 2016 at 16:40
  48. I am guilty of not being a good listener. I don’t want to listen to people, I’ll be honest, sometimes, I feel like it’s a waste of time. 🙁 Even though I know it’s good to be a listener, I still fail at it. But it’s not yet too late, I can still work on that part! On my blog, I have a series which I call Sundayvotion, it aims to motivate the readers through bible verses, and I hope it’s served its purpose. 🙂

    Posted on September 5, 2016 at 14:47
  49. Great post. And as a blogger, my goal is not only to share my experiences, but also to inspire and motivate. And you are right, we need to listen first in order to inspire others. Be a good listener. Be a good example. Listen intently to what others say. – Make people feel important, and inspire them by showing them that they are

    Posted on September 5, 2016 at 14:13
    1. Hi Iris, I appreciate your feedback, honesty, and insight. You know exactly who you are and what your strengths and weaknesses are. I like that. I have to work everyday still to be a better listener.

      Posted on September 8, 2016 at 16:41
  50. Even after reading this post, it makes me inspired and motivated to really finish up the things I want to share to other people. And sometimes, when you inspired other people and they tell you that you inspired them, the tendency is that, you are also inspired by the inspiration you gave earlier.

    Posted on September 5, 2016 at 12:02
  51. This is a nice read for me. As a parent, i would always want to inspire my kids and keep them motivated. How? I give them notes so when they open their lunch boxes, they would read something like “mama loves you ” or ” good luck on your exams.” I also let them decide so they will feel empowered and confident. By so doing, I know I am able to inspire them to do more

    Posted on September 5, 2016 at 08:07
  52. This is the main aim of my blog. To be able to motivate and inspire others to be healthier and happier!

    Posted on September 5, 2016 at 06:07
  53. Beautiful post on a topic close to my heart. I strive to motivate, although motivation should come from within, perhaps the better term is inspire. Inspiring people to see the bright side of things and having the positive mindset and focusing on productivity is something I love doing. Keep moving forward and keep inspiring!

    Posted on September 5, 2016 at 04:41