Instead of trying to manipulate people, I challenge you to inspire those around you instead!
We should live a life of purpose. Live to inspire not just desire. Sometimes we get so trapped in our own desires that we start pointing fingers at others.
It’s always better to inspire vs manipulate and play tricks. Putting your head down and do the work is not only going to serve you best, but also those around you.
Here are some thoughts to help you motivate others to buy-in to your ideas:
- Honesty is the best policy. You do NOT need to make-up situations and lie to #communicate persuasively. By being authentic and real with people, you’re putting yourself in a position to make a genuine connection with someone.
Stop the “blame game.” Blaming others is rarely seen as a desirable #leadership trait. Most people detest when they hear someone blaming someone else for their shortfalls. Instead, take responsibility for your actions.
Avoid passive-aggressive behavior. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people in the world that try to be sneaky about finding ways to get people to do what they want. Instead of #inspiring people through their stories, they try to find passive-aggressive ways to manipulate others. This type of behavior does not build trust, it is not right, and it does not inspire anyone to action.
I challenge you to work hard to remove every manipulative tendency that you might have.
Instead of relying on manipulation, focus on inspiration!
People want to be uplifted and inspired; they don’t want to be used.