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
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...
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...
He Didn't Want To Play On The Talent Show
Submitted by marvin goldstein
I auditioned 30 youth for a talent show. The nine year old sax player said his Mom forced him to come and would not play. I...
Everyday Hero Stories
Joe Jonas S
My hero is Joe Jonas, because he inspired me to sing in front of people. Now I sing in front of my friends and my parents and...
My hero would have to be my dad. It is a proven fact that every boy needs a positive father figure in their lives. My dad...
After having some cramping in her stomach, having a little blood come from her nose on a regular basis, and feeling tired...
Pass It On
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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