Talk about a time when you encouraged someone to do something that he/she didn’t want to do
- Who he or she is,
- What you encouraged him/her to do,
- How he/she reacted,
- Why do you encourage him/her
Well, it happens many times when I help others to solve their problems. Similarly, in the past, accidentally, I reconnected with my old friend, who had been my childhood friend. When I met her, I was taken aback to see that she did not have the same physical structure as she had in the past.
I wanted to know the reason. She told me that she couldn’t sleep well and developed a disorder of insomnia. I convinced her to be a member of a library, which was quite close to her home, but she didn’t like to be a reader as she hated to read printed materials. She showed me no interest, and when I pressed her many times, she got aggressive and gave me a curt reply to stop talking about reading.
So it was a daunting task for me to bring some modifications to her behaviour. I gave her so many examples and told her that she would not feel bored in the company of books. She can become a good philosopher and enhance her knowledge.
So it will be good to pass the time in a qualitative way. I also told her that she would not repent over the decision that she had made at that time. Moreover, she would have a sound sleep after reading motivational as well as other storybooks.
I gave the examples of many other people, who had ameliorated their life by bringing some changes in the routine and then she agreed, and today I am happy that she is a well-known writer and earning a handsome income as a writer. Profession. So, all in all, that was the time when I encouraged my friend to do something that she didn’t want to do.
I remember when a friend of mine was at the crossroads over what her next line of action should be. My friend, Jessica Dob, is of the same age as me but hails from a different region of the country. After high school, she had failed three of her elective courses and had to retake them. However, she was reluctant to do so as she believed she had already given her best yet flunked, so there was no assurance that she’d do better if she wrote again. I took it upon myself then to make her see the reason for retaking the exam and bettering her grades.
For example, I told her the story of the chancellor of my university who had similarly performed poorly in his high school exam but resat the exam for a total number of four times before finally making it. She was hesitant. As the African saying goes, to lure the cat, we need to find its fish. I spoke to her about her dreams of becoming a renowned journalist and how this dream can only be realized if she rewrites her exam and meets the criteria for the School of Journalism. That was the straw that broke the camel’s back.
She agreed to study smarter this time and take the exams again. I had to offer this push because there are points in everyone’s life where certain difficulties veil our eyes and minds, enlarge themselves and make it seem as though there is no hope. However, good pointers and encouragement from another person are oftentimes all that is needed to do the magic.
Follow-ups of Talk About a Time when You Encouraged Someone to Do Something
Question 1:- How could leaders encourage their employees?
Answer 1:- Well, leaders can encourage their employees by making their routine, assigning them some responsibilities and continuous monitoring on their activities. After that, they can reward them for their work, and in this way, they can be stimulated.
Answer 2:- Words of affirmation, positivity and little rewards in the form of bonuses is a great way for workplace leaders to cheer on their subordinates. As it’s often said, little actions go a long way. A pat on the back, respect, a thumbs up, a “well done” could be all that a worker needs to put in their best. Bonuses and other monetary rewards are other great options.
Question 2:- When should parents encourage their children?
Answer 1:- Parents should encourage their children to do any good work because good work stimulates the children to be good at all times and this thing will develop their habit. They will not lose their temper and will be more cheerful to get appreciation from their parents.
Answer 2:- There is no best time for parents to play the cheerleader for their offspring. Every time is a good time to affirm their trust in the abilities of their wards and give them pointers as well. Constant encouragement and support are the most effective as compared to only showing concern when they meet a setback. Little drops of water make a mighty ocean, they say. Various little accomplishments and situations such as scoring 3 points higher in an exam, doing worse in sports are very good times for parents to encourage their children.
Question 3:- What kind of encouragement should parents give?
Answer 1:- Parents should encourage the children by tapping on their back, and sometimes verbal appreciation can also work a lot. Moreover, purchasing gifts occasionally can also stimulate the children.
Answer 2:- As guardians who are often the closest to children and can offer the most effective guidance, encouragement from parents should take many forms and kinds. Most parents would only think about getting their children their favourite toy or game or throwing a party, but much more can be done, such as taking time off their busy schedules to spend with their children. Really listening to the concerns of their children and trying to understand them is a major kind of encouragement which in my opinion, most would choose over getting gifts.
Question 4:- Do you think some people are better at persuading others?
Answer 1:- Yes, there are many people who are good at persuading others. They are balanced personalities and have insight into the mind of others. They know well how to handle a person from difficult to normal. They have a greater IQ and good understanding. That is a reason they are good at convincing others.
Answer 2:- Naturally, some people are blessed with the gift of the gab. They are especially good at having their way around people. These people find it easier to influence the decisions of a lot of people. They may not always be the focus of the INA group but often have a way of persuading others and influencing the outcome of situations. Perhaps it is something they have intentionally worked hard for, or maybe it’s natural, but these people do exist and are, in fact, numerous.
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