Everyone has times in their lives when they need to be a motivator for someone else. This is an excellent opportunity for you to develop your own courage. When you speak positively to others, it reflects back to you in a variety of ways. Because of how you act, people will want to talk to you more, seek you out more, and want the best for you.
1. Let People Talk – If you want to inspire courage in others, you must allow them to express their fears, hopes, and dreams. When people have the opportunity to talk about themselves and feel as if you are interested in them, it boosts their confidence and makes them want to be brave.
2. Let People Be Who They Are – It doesn't matter if it's a coworker, a subordinate, or a relative; when you let people be themselves without fear of judgment, you open doors for both of you. Being yourself is much easier when you are not judging others for who they are.
3. Listen to Others – When you let others speak, don't just stand there or divert your attention elsewhere. Listen intently. When you actively listen, you ask appropriate questions that advance the conversation, and you don't challenge what they're saying until they're finished.
4. Acknowledge Their (and Your) Fear – We are all afraid, but we often hide it from others. If you truly want to help someone gain courage, tell them about your fears and how you overcame them.
5. Be Insightful with Your Words – When speaking to someone about anything, it is critical to be very thoughtful, especially if you must tell them something negative. You never know how long your words will have an impact on someone. You don't want to be the source of another person's limiting belief. Allow this to encompass your internal dialogue, and you too will reap the rewards of acceptance.
6. Compliment Others – Be generous with your compliments to people you deal with on a regular basis (or even if you only see them once). The positivity of genuine and honest compliments will once again rub off on you, because the more you compliment others, the more others will do the same with you.
7. Incorporate Humor – No one is perfect, so if you can act with humor when mistakes are made (especially if they aren't catastrophic), it will actually boost the confidence of the person who made the mistake, allowing them to look for a way to avoid repeating their mistake. Leaders who can laugh at themselves are well-liked and sought after.
8. Love Deeply – Love is the most important factor in instilling courage in people. Love has the power to make people feel confident, healthy, active, and all the other positive emotions that can propel them forward in life. It's obvious if you adore people simply for being themselves.
When you inspire courage in others, it has a ripple effect on you. Talking to others about how courageous they are in a positive way, finding ways for them to demonstrate their courage, and loving your fellow humans all help you step forward in your own courage.
Hello and welcome to Wholesome Venus! I am Lola James and it's great to meet you. As as a former case manager for domestic violence programs, I am an advocate for self-care and female empowerment.