Encouragement is positive motivation intended to promote advancement.
“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
Think big, and then think bigger. Reflect on your long-term goals.
Reward yourself whenever you reach a goal.
Encourage others to keep reaching their goals.
Take it one day at a time. Be proud of what you accomplished today.
Surround yourself with positivity.
Stories About Encouragement
Submitted by Elissa Armstrong
We, the freshman class, were playing volleyball vs. the upperclassman last week. I'm not really an athlete so I just stood in...
How You Going To Feed That Pig?
Submitted by Anonymous
"How you going to feed that pig?"
Dad's question rendered me speechless. I had been saving to buy a pig for months, and...
Submitted by Cris
I don't have a story to tell, but want to thank you for the ad on Fox TV which airs every morning. It was just on again and I...
Everyday Hero Stories
My hero is my grandma. She has always been there even when I was a baby. My grandma has always encouraged me to believe in...
After having some cramping in her stomach, having a little blood come from her nose on a regular basis, and feeling tired...
I can't even remember my hero's name, but not a day goes by that I don't think of him.
We were stuck overnight in a bus...
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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.