How To Set and Achieve Goals and Inspire Others

Actually, you have within you everything you need to obtain your own goals and at the same time inspire others to follow your example. Even if you do intentionally set out to inspire someone else it happens naturally as you achieve your own success. Think about the people who have achieved many of their own goals and how they have inspired you at the same time. Oprah Winfrey is an inspiration to millions and she has done it primarily by following her own dreams by setting goals and then taking step the necessary steps to make them happen. Paul Newman also inspires many people with his major contribution to charities through his business that gives millions to charities every year. Every time you buy his popcorn or any of his line of products, others are helped and the giving inspires many. Yet, it all started after he had achieved his goal of being a successful actor. You may not aspire to do things on such a grand scale. Most of us will not, but that is not the point. The point is that all of us, in our every ordinary lives have the power to inspire other whenever to set, plan and reach our own goals. Here are some pointers on how you can achieve your goals and intentionally be an inspiration to others: n Read. It may not follow that all readers are leaders, but certainly all leaders are readers. Stay informed. Share what you read with others. Tell people about books that have inspired you. Share your knowledge. n Be a good communicator. Increasing your ability to communicate effectively is a critical element for inspiring others. Watch how you speak and what you say. Take the time to improve your communication skills. n Share from your own experience. You have more to share than you realize. Recall the rich learning experiences of your life and share your wisdom from your unique point of view. You may be the only one who can touch someone with your personal message. n Care about others. People don't care about how much you know until they know how much you care. Take a genuine interest in people. n Be a good example. People watch what you do more than they listen to what you say. Be someone worth imitating. n Be inspired yourself. Look for people, ideas, situations and knowledge that you find inspiring and motivating. Share them. Follow these suggestions and you will find yourself reaching more or your own goals and inspiring others to do likewise. Start now. No really, start right now. Think of a person whose life you are inspired by and do some research to find out more about that person and how they came to be your inspiration. That's your assignment. Remember, your success begins and ends with you. Start now.