Are you able to inspire people? This means after listening to you, they will feel motivated to think, feel or do something that you both value or feel is important.
Relationships become more important as you assume more responsibility. One of the necessary skills in managing your relationships is being able to influence or inspire others. You may not think of yourself as someone who is inspiring, or you may want to be more inspiring.
Inspiration often begins with a time of quiet reflection about nagging questions. There may be feelings of anxiety and confusion. You want to address the questions and feelings that block access to passion. For inspiration to truly happen, you have to spell out the vision to others in a compelling style by including important values and benefits.
In addition, individuals who inspire:
- Involve others to look at the reality and the ideal vision (how things could be) in order to discover what needs to happen in the gap.
- Are good listeners and draw on the collective wisdom of the others.
- Connect with people’s emotional centers as well as intellectually by revealing similar values.
Using some of the above tips will help you inspire others to “buy into” your ideas or plan. As deeper conversations occur, their desire to move forward will strengthen in a positive way.
Action step: Who do you want to inspire? Try several of these tips. Notice the feeling that is created.
Comment below on how this worked for you? What other tips work for you?
To your success,