不要談論人，要和人對談Inspire the people around you
How to effectively inspire people is rather tricky, because we all tend to be inspired by different kinds of things. An artist can see a piece of bark and instantly be inspired by it. A composer can hear the sound of a chirping bird and create a beautiful melody out of it. It’s difficult to (A) pinpoint how to inspire people or be inspired by people, but there are tips one can follow to gain inspirations:
1. Show that you care
Small actions are important. You might not be able to (1) stand in their shoes, but at least by showing a little bit of care you can (2) go a long way. A simple “How are you?” Or just basic conversations will give this person a little bit of courage and make the world a little warmer.
2. Be enthusiastic
If you show enthusiasm, it means you want to get to know them or you’re really interested in what they are saying. There would be this automatic attraction. People read emotions and enthusiasm as a good way to (B) evoke more out of the person you are talking to.
3. Earn trust
How to know if the person is trustworthy? Well it’s somewhat difficult to do so. But showing sincerity, giving the true smile and asking questions are an indication of trust. You want people to trust you, and then you have to at least try and make it happen. Relate something that shares (C) resemblance to what they’ve experienced to encourage.
4. Explore alternative thoughts and ideas
Don’t be stubborn. Be open-minded. Why is it that they do it this way? Or why is it that they think this way? We’re all different in our own ways
5. Active listener
There is this simple rule that if you want someone to respect you, you should listen to what they say. People like to be listened to; it shows people that there are caring people in the world who would actually take the time to listen to them. Don’t talk about people; talk to people.
Humans are emotional animals, so in difficult times, why not pay some attention to the people around you? Helping one another can patch up those holes in society.
1. (stand) in someone’s shoes 設身處地
E.g. I wouldn’t like to be in her shoes. 我不願理解她的感受。
也可以用 Put oneself in someone’s shoes. 都有從不同角度看事情的意思。
E.g. If you could just put yourself in Tom’s shoes for a moment, perhaps you would understand why it is not as easy as you seem to think.
2. go a long way 足夠的，有幫助的；成功的
E.g. Thank you for your generous donation. I am sure it will go a long way.
E.g. All parents hope that their children will go a long way in their lives.