Inspirational Messages For LIfe

Hypeless Messages To Show Life Is Not Hopeless

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Keith Braithwaite at Home
 

Hello. My name is Keith Braithwaite and I want to welcome you to InspirationMessages.com.

 
First a little about me; I am fifty two years old, live in the south of England and until a couple of years ago I had worked 30 years in the corporate world at various levels. Fortunately my last employer decided my role was no longer required and I grasped the opportunity to leave and at last take responsibility for my own life. During the previous twenty years I had also studied personal development in a direct sales environment but although I realised much of the words of motivation I had read were true somehow it had not clicked and I was not the super-successful person I had been promised I would be.

Something was wrong. I started to think that perhaps the presentation of the success principles was the problem. There are some amazing teachers out there but a lot of the inspiration messages were presented with such enthusiasm that they went straight by me.

The idea of InspirationMessages.com is to examine the principles taught in a simple, easy to understand manner – without the hype.

I will post regular articles and quotations on here examining the various elements required to help anybody gain the success for which they are looking. I invite you to come along with me to see if you can find whatever it is you would like out of life.  If you want to get involved in the discussion, please feel free to post a comment and maybe help another reader.

Come with me then on what will be a great adventure.
 
 

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Why Do We Need to Make People Feel Important?

Two Men Talking Motivation Words to Each Other

 

A few years ago I was on a business course near Southampton. I forget what the subject was but it was held in a hotel. Not somewhere you would necessarily consider a place to receive inspiration messages.

When I first arrived at the venue, I availed myself of the toilet – as one does. In there was a man, cleaning the cubicles. I found myself engaging him in conversation. He seemed a really, honest chap and we had a short but enjoyable interaction. At the end, he said to me ‘you know, not many people take the time to talk to me, I ma only the guy who cleans the toilet, after all.’ I thought for a second and, I don’t know where it came from, I said ’you are more important than you think. If the managing director took a day off, no-one would notice, but, if you didn’t turn up, the toilets would not get cleaned and everyone would notice.’

With that, I left and joined my colleagues. Later, in a break, we were in the corridor and my cleaner friend walked by. He called out ‘hello, Mr. Braithwaite. How is the course going?’

Without thinking, I had made him feel important and that is something so valuable when you deal with people.

Mary Kay Ash always told audiences at her motivational lectures “treat everyone as if they have a sign around their neck that says ‘Make Me Feel Important.’” Many of the massively successful people in life know that treating people in this way will make the other person feel special and very positive towards you.

How do you make someone feel important? Well, the first thing is to concentrate on them. In these days of distracting technology, it is so easy to half listen to someone as you check your phone or iPad. No! I remember successful businessman Jerry Scriven saying, “treat that person as if they are the only person in the room.” Concentrate on what they are saying, sympathetically react to their words, show a genuine interest and ask questions.

Remember someone’s name. It is said the most beautiful words someone can hear is their own name. If you are taking about someone the other side of the room from them, they will not hear what you say until you mention their name. Show that they are important enough for you to remember their name correctly, ask their name and repeat it back to them during the conversation to embed it in your mind.

Never be judgmental. They may be speaking words of motivation, or they may be saying something not so palatable, but always give them the benefit of the doubt. Your own opinions may not be totally correct and you will learn something from everyone with who you have a conversation. There are a lot of fascinating people out there but, if you don’t agree with someone, telling or showing them so is not going to get you anywhere – indeed, you may both come away feeling more negative. Treat everyone as if they have something very important to say.

Try it yourself. Take the time to make people feel important and you be seen as an excellent conversationalist, hugely intelligent and you will make friends wherever you go. Life will be that much more fun.

Of course, this is the basis of that wonderful book, ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People’ by Dale Carnegie:

 

“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.”

Dale Carnegie

 

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Daily Motivating Phrases: Number 510

 
 

“If you want to keep moving upward in life,
then keep your foot on the accelerator and off the brakes.
When you invite the thoughts that support into your mind,
you are putting your foot on the accelerator.
Thinking about thoughts that drag you down
is like putting your foot on the brakes,
it slows you down.
It makes getting to your destination that much slower.”

 

Wes Beavis (Become The Person You Dream Of Becoming)

 

View Of Country Road From Driving Seat Of Fast Moving Car Words For Motivation

 

 

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Daily Motivating Phrases: Number 502

 
 

“But it’s also true
that the person who risks nothing,
does nothing, has nothing.
All we know about the future is
that it will be different.
But perhaps what we fear is that it will be the same.
So we must celebrate the changes.”

 

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011 Movie)

 

Young Man In Walking Gear Gazing Up At Mountains From Boardwalk

 

 

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Daily Motivating Phrases: Number 501

 
 

“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life.
Be happy now.
Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future.
Think how really precious is the time you have to spend,
whether it’s at work or with your family.
Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.”

 

Earl Nightingale

 

Gorgeous Brunette In Black Dress And Wellies Playing The Fool

 

 

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Daily Motivating Phrases: Number 500

 
 

“Guard well your thoughts, reader,
for what you really are in your secret thoughts today,
be it good or evil,
you will, sooner or later,
become in actual deed.”

 

James Allen (Above Life’s Turmoil)

 

Attractive Blond Lady With Blue Eyes Smiling Into Camera

 
 

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Daily Motivational Phrases: Number 495

Daily Motivating Phrases: Number 490

 
 

“Never give up,
when people put you down
just fight back
and keep on fighting.”

 

Harriet Lee,
Swimmer and Paralympic Games Bronze medallist

 

Paralympic Swimmer Doing Backstroke In Pool Inspiration Message

 
 

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Daily Motivating Phrases: Number 487

 
 

“All pressure is self-inflicted.
It’s what you make of it
or how you let it rub off on you.”

 

Lord Sebastian Coe

 

Lord Sebastian Coe Speaking Inspiration Messages At A Press Conference

 
 

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Daily Motivating Phrases: Number 476

 
 

“We definitely have an active role to play.
We can’t sit around and expect wisdom to accumulate along with grey hair.
Learning from our mistakes is the least of what we should ask from our experience.
To get more we must demand it, cultivate it, and go looking for it.”

 

 Garry Kasparov (How Life Imitates Chess)

 

Black And White Image Of Older Man Holding A Stick And Sitting In Front Of A Tree

 

 

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