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If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.
Note how good you feel after you have encouraged someone else. No other argument is necessary to suggest that never miss the opportunity to give encouragement.
George Burton Adams
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
When we treat man as he is, we make him worse than he is; when we treat him as if he already were what he potentially could be, we make him what he should be.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
George M. Adams
The spirited horse, which will try to win the race of its own accord, will run even faster if encouraged.
I have yet to find the man, however exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism.
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Personal Stories About ‘Encouragement’
A Child With Special Needs Will Succeed!Submitted by Keen Petite
Our only son was born 4 weeks prematurely, didn't breathe for about 5 minutes. He stayed in an incubator in intensive care for 16 days. When he was 14 months old, a neurologist told me very crudely that David had Cerebal Palsy and the best thing would be for him to placed in in an institution. My husband was...
RedemptionSubmitted by Alicia Wilson
My childhood was not great, divorced parents and being raised by a stepmother who clearly did not know what love was. Every Christmas, I longed for a Victorian doll house. I would wait up anxiously hoping the doll house would be under the tree. Every Christmas the little girl awakened with a broken heart. Fast...
EncouragementSubmitted by andrea
Encouragement When my teacher was asking us to think about someone who changed our life I right away thought of my cousin Angela. Once when my cousin was younger she was a straight “A” student. She always told me “Andrea stay in school its good for you”. “After everything it will be worth it...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Encouragement’
Matthew S.Submitted by Gavin Sharpe
Today I am nominating my dad Matthew. The reason I am nominating him is because everyday he always starts off the day with a smile. He always tries his best to make me happy and also I know that he would go any length for my family. He always shows encouragement to me and the rest of my family and he always...
meredith LSubmitted by Riley lessard
My wife gave up her job she loved to stay home with our kids due to educational issues. She researched an idea for two years then took it to our local school board and now is a motivational Coach for girls ages 8-13. She teaches them self esteem, self confidence, self awareness, non bullying, non cyber-bullying...
Janet ConnolySubmitted by Norma Trivino
I met Janet Connolly when I got my first REAL job. My first impression was that she would be one of those tough supervisors. But as I got to work with her and as time passed, I got to know her well. And as it turns out, Janet had a heart of gold. She may have given people the wrong impression because she...
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It is ok to live life one second at a time, other than one day at a time
Christina Denny, Puyallup, Wa
If you leave behind a single vestige of your passage - let it be encouragement. No single relic costs so little and has such worth.
An act, a gesture, a helping hand. A positive word placed correctly can produce results unknown or realized in your time. The germination of a thought or an action in others can be produced years later on this invisible chain.
Be secure with your words for they can both help and harm with exponential power. Your interactions can be devastating in their consequences,unrelated to your motives. Both self esteem and potential can fall victim to a misplaced word or action. Unknown accomplishments may go unrealized by self confidence misplaced.
Be wise, that what is contained in others remains unknown and private,needing to be respected or left untouched. Your dealings should be free of self interest or intention. For like any contact the sensation will be unique for both. Rewards may be exclusive, never shared or directly tied. Let the best direction for your actions be as the Hippocratic oath commands “First do no Harm”
Russell Champlin, San Jose, CA
A life lived with courage includes a lifetime of encouraging others
Jennifer K, Washington State
Your commercial on Encouragement is fantastic...if only ALL commercials could be like this...Thank you!!!!
Patrice , California
Temos que ser encorajados e encorajar as pessoas, acreditar no potencial do ser humano. We have to be encouraged and encourage people to believe in the potential of being human.
Anderson, Colatina - ES Brasil
Just saw your 'Twinkle, Twinkle' advert. Beginning had me cringing, as expected, but by the end I had a lump in my throat. Beautiful, much needed campaign. Thank you.
GREAT DAY, Thank you for the little boy at the piano. The word of "ENCOURAGEMENT" is 1 of the foundations our house will be built on with LOVE and INTEGRITY
Dan P., Cocoa,Fl
I appreciate your spot that reminds us to treat each other encouragingly. Alfred Adler said children need encouragement like plants need water. I think children are not alone in this.
William A., Minnesota
Never underestimate the impact that your belief and faith in someone can have on their life. That kind of goodness is so powerful that it, alone, can turn the tide of the world.
Thank you so much for this beautiful organization and for inspiring me.
I would like you to show a video where a little school child is crying because of a little bully and a kind teacher stands up for him. Thanks for all you do for others. You are #1
Maria P, Miami, Florida
There is a very valuble class that i believe our president should implement in schools several times throughout the learning experience called Love and Logic. It teaches people how to handle situations and learn from them without the use of pain and put downs. We should all come together to put this in action in all schools today. These tools of encouragement are probably the most effective way to a better life.
Jana A, California
I just saw the spot on encouragement with the little boy at the piano. It left me with such a great feeling that the mastro took that moment to augment the feeling that the little boy was feeling. Thanks for such a positive spot.
Arlene Sanders, Raleigh, NC
At 71, I ignore most commercials on tv. When one of yours is on,I watch it. Keep up the good work!
Bert S, Florida
Encouragement (little boy at the piano)is the best ever! Never ceases to bring tears to my eyes, thank you...
Bill H., Colorado