Encouragement is positive motivation intended to promote advancement.

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  • “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 Educator, Historian

  • “Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, Make Me Feel Important. Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life.”

    —Mary Kay Ash Entrepreneur

  • “I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you.”

    —Roy Croft Poet. Exerpt From Love

  • “Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement - and we will make the goal.”

    —Jerome P. Fleishman

  • “If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others.”

    —Haim Ginott Educator, Psychologist, Psychotherapist

Value Ideas For Encouragement


Encourage others to keep reaching their goals.


Surround yourself with positivity.


Reward yourself whenever you reach a goal.


Think big, and then think bigger. Reflect on your long-term goals.


Take it one day at a time. Be proud of what you accomplished today.

Stories About Encouragement

A Poem By Mother Teresa

Submitted by Claudia

The other day I ran across this poem written by Mother Teresa, the Saint of Calcutta. I think everyone should read...

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Submitted by Stephanie

I love to sing, but was afraid to go up in front of everyone. I met my best friend in choir class and she was very...

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Going Back To School

Submitted by Walter Flanagan

My boss wanted me to go to college even though I had been out of high school eleven years. I was scared and afraid of...

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Everyday Hero Stories

Kim P

My hero is my wife. I am a 41 year old colon cancer survivor. She did not let me feel like a victim, and her love helped me...

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Melissa Bryant

I have been knowing Melissa for eighteen years.I never in my life met a strong woman like her.She went through so much but...

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Janet Connoly

I met Janet Connolly when I got my first REAL job. My first impression was that she would be one of those tough supervisors....

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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

Thank you!
Fay, Ohio

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