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Speak and Inspire

by Alisa lisa Sophia (2019-04-08)

Affirming words are far more likely to motivate Speak and Inspire Review someone to be cooperative. You can even express frustration and disappointment with kind words. A person might forget the content of your words, but they will never forget how your words made them feel. Reach out and use your helping hands to make the world better. You can perform a simple task like picking up litter along your street. You can offer to assist another person who is overloaded with pressures or responsibilities. Or you can volunteer in one of many organized community causes---to feed the hungry, visit the sick, give shelter to the homeless, or protect the environment. These simple acts of helping hands offer hope to others. Bits and pieces are tangible items that can be given away at just the right time. Giving a birthday card, a meaningful book, or a cup of tea can be a wonderful pick-me-up. Having a safety pin, a stamp, or chocolate might save the day. Or how about keeping birthday candles, a kazoo, and a whoopee cushion in your bottom desk drawer to stimulate impromptu fun? Be on the lookout for opportunities to provide bits and pieces as needed. I have just read a Forbes article "The Power of Not Being Positive" by Stephen Berglas. The article concerns coping with failures. The article was about entrepreneurs, but the advice applies so much to students and young aspiring professionals that I think it's proper to develops the thoughts contained in it. The point of the author is clear and succinct: if you are an entrepreneur, don't be sure that you will achieve success - in this way, it will be easier to cope with a failure when it comes. But remember that very rigid thinking is even worse than that. Be flexible with your life plans, know that you will encounter barriers and allow for plan Bs. As I said, this applies to ordinary entrepreneurs as well as to undergrad students. Both those student not knowing what to do in life, trying their chances with different majors and internships, as well as those pretty sure of what they want to do after college. This is because no matter how good you are and how confident you are, failures will happen to you sooner or later. Don't centre your career on one goal. Try to imagine yourself in various professions and organisations. If you really know that you would like to work for, e.g., NGOs, try exploring foreign service, consulting, politics etc. Life is full of illusions - try to see more than meets the eye by talking to people, reading and asking questions. Accordingly, don't make your university studies very specialised - make sure that a couple of options are open for you after you graduate. Remember that life is complicated, but that's to our advantage: with astuteness and creativity, you can find a way out of nearly all problems. In other words: complexity of life means that nothing is pre-determined by external circumstances and much is left in your hands.