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


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.


Encourage others to keep reaching their goals.

Stories About Encouragement

Inspiration/Encouragement Thomas Hathaway "Coach"

Submitted by Michelle

This one is for you Coach Thomas Hathaway (1932 to 2012).

"Coach" was my college cross country and track coach at the...

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Don't Worry

Submitted by Mike Ford

Five years ago during training to be a softball umpire I was assigned to be behind home plate in my very first game. The...

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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...

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Everyday Hero Stories

Ardis W

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...

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Marco P

My hero is Marco P. He was my water polo coach for 3 years. He always inspired me to try my hardest and do my best. Now he is...

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Unknown Soldier

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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Recent Comments

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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