7 Easy Ways To Inspire And Motivate Others

September 4, 2016
7 Easy Ways To Inspire And Motivate Others

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.

Did you enjoy this post? Go ahead and pin it to share with others.

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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65 comments

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brahamjade July 7, 2017 - 18:37

I think learning to listen and communicate with others is one of the most important lessons anyone can learn! I think this helps to inspire others when you show a genuine interest in them and their life!

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Shawna June 29, 2017 - 14:16

I try to help motivate and inspire others when I can. Even if it’s just by lending a listening ear and an open heart.

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Mindy @ Farm Fit Living October 21, 2016 - 06:53

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.

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Victoria October 9, 2016 - 09:36

I always strive to inspire others! And it always makes me feel good when others come to me for advice or inspiration! Good post!

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Welile Vilane October 8, 2016 - 09:47

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.

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Shana October 8, 2016 - 01:23

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.

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Shamera Branson October 6, 2016 - 16:29

This is a really great post, its always inspiring when you inspire someone else!

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Valerie Ratliff October 6, 2016 - 15:55

What an uplifting post. I always try to be uplifting to others.

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Blair Villanueva October 6, 2016 - 01:17

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.

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CJ from Thirty30Courtney.com October 5, 2016 - 22:58

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.

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mikeshiangala October 5, 2016 - 17:05

I love being the one to motivate someone to their fullest potential and really enjoyed reading this article.

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The Budget Fashion Seeker October 5, 2016 - 16:47

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 🙂

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MyYellowApron October 5, 2016 - 13:22

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.

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Amber October 5, 2016 - 08:33

This is great! I do try to always listen carefully. And then I try to encourage the best I possibly can.

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Abby October 5, 2016 - 01:34

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.

Abby

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amileinmyshoes September 13, 2016 - 06:20

Very inspiring! I should stick this to my fridge, because I am lacking in some of these areas 🙂

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Sarah Bailey September 12, 2016 - 15:30

I loved this read. You never know who you might be inspiring along the way. Motivate yourself and inspire others!

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Alfonzowords September 12, 2016 - 09:03

Wow this post is incredibly well researched and informative. i had no idea about the distinction between intrinsic and extrinsic. Fascinating read.

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CourtneyLynne September 11, 2016 - 22:35

Love fhis!!! I’m all about helping others kick butt and reach there goals! I want everyone to be happy and successful

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Liz Mays September 10, 2016 - 23:00

Vulnerability does make you easy to relate to I think. I really like all the points you made!

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Laveena Sengar September 10, 2016 - 16:29

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.

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Queen Thrifty September 10, 2016 - 04:20

Very inspirational post I believe part of purpose is too motivate and inspire others.

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Jasmine Watts September 10, 2016 - 00:55

This is a great post and I need this badly! It really motivates me to do more.

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Jessica September 9, 2016 - 22:16

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!

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Glenda September 9, 2016 - 20:34

This is such an awesome post! You stated some great pointers on how to inspire and motivate others

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Elizabeth O. September 9, 2016 - 10:47

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.

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milenabarrett September 9, 2016 - 06:42

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!

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Healthy Cooking Mom September 9, 2016 - 03:10

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

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Sheri @ A Busy Bees Life September 9, 2016 - 15:41

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.

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daytoday MOMents September 11, 2016 - 04:26

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.

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MegOhKay September 8, 2016 - 22:32

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!

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hootsofanightal September 8, 2016 - 22:06

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!

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Melanie Smith September 8, 2016 - 21:12

This is such a great post! Really inspiring. Thank you for sharing!

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Amy Jones September 8, 2016 - 20:49

It’s important to surround yourself with motivated and positive people in order to be so yourself! thanks for the advices

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momknowsbest15 September 8, 2016 - 14:21

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.

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cutecountrychick September 8, 2016 - 14:17

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.

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Sheri @ A Busy Bees Life September 8, 2016 - 16:34

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

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Dawn September 8, 2016 - 13:04

I really love this post. It can really inspire and motivate someone is trying to be a good person. Thanks for this post.

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Sheri @ A Busy Bees Life September 8, 2016 - 16:34

Thank you Dawn! 🙂

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StephJ September 8, 2016 - 12:22

Awesome post! People who are truly motivating to me lead by example. Sharing is caring 🙂

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highland mommy September 8, 2016 - 09:53

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.

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Rachel Mouton September 8, 2016 - 09:45

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.

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Casey Tom September 8, 2016 - 06:16

This is great! It’s so important that we uplift others and motivate them. Great read…

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Robin Rue (@massholemommy) September 8, 2016 - 05:28

Sharing your own experiences can really help someone else in the same situation. Awesome tips.

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loisaltermark September 7, 2016 - 16:58

What a beautiful and empowering post. I love that quote, and think everyone needs to be reminded of that periodically.

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Sheri @ A Busy Bees Life September 8, 2016 - 16:34

Thank you for your feedback and encouragement 🙂

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Tara L September 7, 2016 - 15:41

This is amazing and so encouraging for others. I try to motivate myself and my friend for the best.

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Zwitsy September 7, 2016 - 11:30

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.

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Valerie CottageMakingMommy September 7, 2016 - 09:10

Beautiful. I love posts like this.They are so encouraging.

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Healthwealthbridge by Dr.Amrita Basu September 7, 2016 - 08:56

Such a beautiful post.Inspiring and motivating others can help us too.That’s wonderful

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Fenrile September 6, 2016 - 17:10

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

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Sheri @ A Busy Bees Life September 8, 2016 - 16:37

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.

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Pat September 6, 2016 - 04:24

very inspiring post! thank you for reminding us!

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Ferna September 5, 2016 - 22:40

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.

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Sheri @ A Busy Bees Life September 8, 2016 - 16:39

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.

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Mirriam (Mirriam Dictionary) September 5, 2016 - 22:03

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.

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Sheri @ A Busy Bees Life September 8, 2016 - 16:40

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.

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nilyncartagena September 5, 2016 - 14:47

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. 🙂

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Iris September 5, 2016 - 14:13

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

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Sheri @ A Busy Bees Life September 8, 2016 - 16:41

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.

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Jerwel De Perio September 5, 2016 - 12:02

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.

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Berlin September 5, 2016 - 08:07

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

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Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy September 5, 2016 - 06:07

This is the main aim of my blog. To be able to motivate and inspire others to be healthier and happier!

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ROBERT LEE September 5, 2016 - 04:41

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!

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