Motivate, Inspire, Encourage
Merriam-Webster.com defines “motivate” as “to give (someone) a reason for doing something; to be a reason for (something).”
Merriam-Webster.com defines “inspire” as “to make (someone) want to do something : to give (someone) an idea about what to do or create; to cause (something) to happen or be created; to cause someone to have (a feeling or emotion).”
Merriam-Webster.com defines “encourage” as “to make (someone) more determined, hopeful, or confident; to make (something) more appealing or more likely to happen; to make (someone) more likely to do something : to tell or advise (someone) to do something.”
Are you a motivator, inspirer, or encourager? Or maybe you are all three? If you are one of the three, then that’s pretty good. If you are two out of the three, then that’s very good. If you consider yourself all three, then you are a pretty powerful person.
To motivate takes strength. To inspire takes courage. To encourage takes strength, courage, and empathy. In order to encourage, you have to know how to be able to read people to know where they need help in their lives and provide them with the help they need, whether they ask for it or not.
A strong person can make motivation look easy, but in other people’s eyes it may not be so. Maybe they need the motivation but are afraid to ask. Maybe they need the strength and are also afraid to ask. Without motivation, one can’t get get the ambition to fulfill his/her desires. It’s better to ask than never to ask at all.
A courageous person can also make inspiration look easy, when it may not be so to other people. A courageous person has the motivation to want to help other people get what they want; as opposed to a motivator provides people reasons to get what they want. An inspirational person is an individual who is looked upon by others as an inspiration to want to be like that person someday.
I have someone to look up to. Who do you look up to? Do you have an inspirational person in your life who inspires you to be better than you are right now? If not, maybe find one, to help better and improve yourself.
An encourager is an individual who is pretty powerful, because (s)he can lift the world with motivation, inspiration, and encouragement. (S)he may be all powerful on the outside, but may not be on the inside. It makes you wonder how (s)he became the encourager (s)he is today.
An encourager knows how to use the right words with people to make them feel special, to make them feel loved, to make them feel great on the inside by being able to read their body language and having an INCREDIBLE mind to be able to do all that at the same time. I call this “brain power.”
People can learn from on another to be able to be these three types of people. It takes a goal, an ambition, a commitment, a passion, and time to be able to learn this. If you had the goal, ambition, commitment, passion, and time, who would you want to become – to motivate, to inspire, or to encourage people?
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