Inspiring people, whether they are related to you or not, can be a trying task but there are many ways for you to inspire people to achieve greater things. Things that they might not otherwise be motivated to achieve.
However, it is much easier to let yourself and those around you settle into a rut. It is up to you to figure out what it takes to motivate those around you.
First, you must understand that each individual has a different concept of inspiration. If you want to motivate someone, you must share a vision of achievement with that person that will inspire them to do greater things.
When you're talking about groups of people, you must find a way to appeal in an inspirational fashion to each individual and the whole. This can be quite helpful in your career if you have people working under, which you have to manage and motivate.
Learning How to Inspire People
It is unrealistic to think that you have to get to know every person you must inspire in great enough detail to know how each person is motivated. You can appeal to larger audiences by relating your own vision of inspiration.
Yet, to provide strong motivation for many others, it may be necessary to show them how to find their own sources of inspiration. Here are some ideas for providing such instruction:
1. Relay how you break down large concepts into smaller components.
2. Recognize how each person you're talking to responds to various topics.
3. Pay attention to the details of those things that you normally only see in generalizations.
4. Write out or diagram all of your ideas so each person can frame it in his own way.
5. Encourage others to think in unique ways in order to provide unique ideas.
6. Be bold enough to come out and ask people what inspires them.
7. Show people you're willing to learn how to do new things in order to accomplish tasks.
When people learn how to inspire themselves, you will motivate them to greater things over the courses of their lifetimes. Providing such inspiration to those around you will enrich their lives and yours. This is particularly beneficial to those people with great creative potential who haven't yet figured out why they should create.
Learning How to See Inspiration
Many people find inspiration everywhere they look. Many others have to search for it diligently. The trick is for those of us who are in the latter group to learn how to recognize sources of inspiration more immediately so we can spend more time achieving results than looking for reasons to pursue results.
If you want to transform yourself into someone who sees inspiration all around you, you must first transform yourself into someone who seeks out completely new experiences and ideas. You must understand and accept that sometimes you'll look silly. You'll make mistakes. You'll get a lot of things wrong. But, you'll also learn how to see inspiration that will motivate you and those around you to greater things.
The biggest obstacle you'll probably face is your own comfort zone. You will trade in feeling comfortable for the feeling of a vibrant life. You'll trade in an ordinary life for a life that does great things, makes a difference, and inspires others. The choice is yours to make.
What about you? How do you help get people going?