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Can One Person Increase Motivation in Another Person?
by Jean Fisher
The answer is yes, of course, right? People motivate other
people. After all, what about coaches and inspirational speakers?
They are paid to motivate other people to do great things.
That's a pretty short and easy list. So how do you go about adding sunshine, water and nutrients to these natural seeds of personal growth? Here is the method:
Read any motivational book and, when the subject of goal
setting comes up, you will always see this formula. The obvious
reason? It is effective! Have a family meeting and present
some ideas on making progress in areas of importance. Now
create a statement that expresses the desired goal in an affirmative
manner. (To state a goal in the affirmative, you say it as
if it is already accomplished.) If you want to spend less
time watching television and more time on responsibilities,
projects and hobbies, you can say, "Our family devotes
one hour each evening for taking care of responsibilities
and spending creative time on hobbies and projects".
Now commit the goal to paper.
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