What is the essence of life, if when one is down and there’s nobody to be by one’s side to pull one up? Some persons just need words of encouragement to ginger their morale or to make them look forward to the next day with hope.
The act of encouraging someone could mean you are giving him or her courage or the confidence to do something. It could also mean the act to inspire with confidence, giving hope to someone.
I have been in situations where all I need is only a hug, a mention of my name with a whisper in my ears saying Hazel, you can make it, and sure some of us had been in one situation or the other where a phone call unexpected and words spoken via that unexpected call could mean so much.
You would agree with me that the aforementioned scenario would have brightened my mood as I must tell you that such call though unexpected was timely. A truck full of words of encouragement were said and thus I couldn’t hold back my tears.
Words of encouragement can just be that which one needs to overcome fears, achieve dreams, and be successful among others. Without doubt, I would be sharing with you 30 words of encouragement just for someone who thinks no one cares and also life lessons to motivate you.
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It is good to note that motivation doesn’t depend on circumstances. Motivation is for people who are already inclined to try to succeed. So if you are not ready to climb the success ladder it’s a total waste of time reading that motivational book.
Remember, ‘the art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them’ Bernard Baruch has used these words of encouragement and more to lighten millions of people’s spirit.
10 Words Of Encouragement And Strength For Hard Times
Just because Life is a struggle and irrespective of whatever you’re struggling with, words of encouragement sure goes a long way as a reminder that life can blow us but through fervent persistence you can scale through.
We all go through what can be categorized as ‘Hard Times’, whether you have an 8 to 5 job with huge pay check or you’re a business tycoon or none of that, honestly there are times when things would be hard believe it or not.
We all are prone to be in distress. I was once there and honestly I can be there again even though I was able to overcome at some points in time with inspiring words of encouragement that not only contributed to my progress but also gave me a boost.
In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity– Albert Einstein
Difficulties can be very overwhelming but not allowing that sap all the strength needed before that door of opportunity which suffices become closed.
Alexander Graham Bell used these words of encouragement to buttress further on being woke. When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.
Definitely, in every difficult situation there is an opportunity that can turn things around, either by totally taking away such difficulty or probably sustaining you while the situation turns around completely in a jiffy (winks).
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet – Hellen Keller
Yes, Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
I am inspired by Hellen Keller who had passed through many obstacles and she learned to live with her disabilities even though blind and deaf. You can also read about Hellen Keller.
In spite of her situation, she had a voice. Here’s to persons with disabilities that no matter the hard times associated with your conditions, be assured you are not in that alone.
We can always lend our voice by way of words of encouragement to these ones and you would be amazed at what comes out of that.
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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 Fleishman
Have you ever wondered how someone without basic necessities live his life? Keeping his or her head up high just because he or she doesn’t want to be termed vulnerable?
If you have all basic necessities hallelujah you are really fortunate, even if you have just two out of three, you’re very fortunate. I’m talking clothing, shelter, and food.
Here’s the point, we all have challenges but do what you can, where you can, where you are, with what you have.
It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves – Edmund Hillary
Contextually the ‘mountain’ is that challenge or problem that overwhelms you. Having successfully overcome it you would agree you would have learnt one or two things in the process which is a factor influencing the success thereafter.
You have not only survived, you have not only scaled through, you have not only earned yourself enough credits, you are a fighter.
It reminds me of Franklin Roosevelt D, his words of encouragement “when you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on”. Therefore, keep conquering yourself in the face of a huge mountain.
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how – Friedrich Nietzsche
True or False?
My opine True, if you’ve scrutinized yourself and have discovered a reason to bear with that thing that pisses you off, that person that deprives you bullies you, that boss that derives joy in frustrating you, then you are way prepared to bear the worse scenarios.
Just trust the process in as much as it doesn’t inflict physical assaults, please bear it still.
When the world says, “Give up!” hope whispers, “Try it one more time.”– unknown
So true! There’s no harm in a second chance. And as such I agree with Aldous Huxley who said “experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you”.
Experience they say is the best teacher; someone might just want to talk you out that project you’ve been working on for years and use such words of encouragement, I say it’s been used at the wrong time, don’t fall for that bait.
Keep trying till you get it. Rome wasn’t built in a day. Also Read: How to discover your passion in 5 easy steps.
Everyone has inside them a piece of good news. The good news is you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is – Anne Frank
You have greater potential than anyone who has ever lived before you! But you’ll never ‘make it’ sitting on your duff and telling the world how great you’re going to be, starting tomorrow.
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You’re allowed to scream, you’re allowed to cry, but do not give up – unknown
You are human and these expressions are natural, especially when one is so overwhelmed. Even the bible talks about a time for everything.
Therefore, scream out loud, cry out loud, it is allowed but RED ALERT do not give up, simple! Also Read: Are you poor Jack or rich Michael?
Stop beating yourself up, you are a work in progress. – unknown
Just because that job isn’t forth coming, the cash isn’t forth coming, the project is failing, you being frustrated, there’s one thing I would like you to know.
During that situation, you would learn about patience, perseverance, amongst others which signifies you a work in progress, my 2cents tho.
For any problem, no matter how big or complex it may be, there is a solution. – Earl Nightingale
Que sera sera. No matter what there’s going to be a way out. *sighs* soothing relieve right? Also Read: 6 Ways to stretch your mind and become an idea person.
5 Words of Encouragement From the Bible
Here’s a good news for those who believe the bible contains God’s word for us today. It is enriched with words of encouragement among others for our benefit.
Just as a letter is written to a child who stays far off from his or her father, we can liken the words of encouragement in some pages of the bible soothing to our soul.
God is our father and through his words penned down under the influence of his holy spirit, we’re granted the key to overcome challenges, and get the needed strength during hard times.
Join me as I share 5 words of encouragement from a Great book – the Bible;
Fall seven times, stand up eight – Proverbs
Without doubt this Japanese proverb got its inspiration from the wisest king ever, King Solomon. It’s a simple life word of encouragement – Keep falling, you will definitely stand.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. – Jeremiah 29:11
If God Almighty assured the exiled people in the bible times with his words of encouragement, how much more you who is not exiled but has another kind of situation?
He can’t and won’t harm you, rather, he as assured you hope to overcome that stumbling block, isn’t that comforting?
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. – Philippians 4:6
Follow these simple instruction and I can assure you of wonderful results.
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. – Deuteronomy 31:6
The first phrase ‘be strong and courageous’, is achievable. Do you agree with me? You can borrow a leaf from the Honey Badger. This animal can stand bravely next to the lion. It doesn’t have fear at all in its life. Therefore be like the honey badger.
Another interesting word of encouragement above indicates how you can fully depend on God the Almighty, unlike humans who can leave sometimes.
Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord. – Psalms 27:14
Realistically, waiting can be tiring but it’s worthwhile. That’s why I found this words of encouragement soothing, that while waiting your heart would be strengthened, isn’t that timely?
If there isn’t darkness we cannot see Light, success is unachievable without making huge sacrifices. Having your share of difficulties and overcoming would bring about success, happiness and contentment.
5 Words of Encouragement For a Friend
A true friend shows love at all times and is a brother who is born for times of distress.
Encouraging a friend just as the bible described ‘you are a brother born for times of distress’ don’t mind me if I’m being biblical. The psalmist must have been very encouraged for him to have penned such words of encouragement.
A friend could be challenged by your words of encouragement to succeed at a specific goal or you could point out some potentials.
As a friend who is either encouraging or is being encouraged, it is important to point out what it is you believe the other person could do whilst challenging him or her to thus do it.
Whether you are the one needing words of encouragement or the one dishing out words of encouragement, below are 5 words of encouragement for a friend:
Your strength is admirable – Toffy
When you see someone putting all their best to keep their head up high, please don’t hesitate to commend such one.
Words of encouragement in form of admiration can ginger such one to keep on moving, keep on trying till the goal is achieved.
Here’s a little but powerful task I’d like you to embark on. Either as sms or sent on other social media platforms, forward this ‘your strength is admirable, well done’.
I’d be waiting for feedback.
I see a lion in you. You inspire me having fought and not giving up in any form. Don’t stop fighting dearest. – Toffy
For those conversant with Natgeowild, you’ll agree with me that a lion won’t give up on that prey even though he was challenged in any form. Be like a lion and stop fighting that setback.
Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow. – Mary Anne
Empty barrel makes the loudest noise. Courage doesn’t shout, courage is mild. In the face of disappointments courage creeps into the heart and rekindles the already sapped strength to give it another try.
Every great achievement was once considered impossible – Unknown
Aside from those born with a silver spoon, no stress, just had everything they need, great achievers today started one day. Rome was not built in a day.
Some known scientists today are known for one or two things they invented, after countless number of trials and discouragements.
Just because they disagreed to give in, to give up, more years to come we won’t stop talking about them.
Among these, I will mention a few; Henry Ford, Oprah Winfrey, Thomas Edison, Abraham Lincoln etc. Go therefore and achieve that dream!
Never consider the possibility of failure; as long as you persist, you will be successful. – Brain Tracy
Don’t even give negative thoughts a shot. Persistent is key. Consistent is key.
Summary Notes on Words of Encouragement
Encouragement; It sounds like a small thing, but the fact is we do encourage unknowingly sometimes.
When you’re giving words of encouragement, you’re instilling courage which is very huge and hard but honestly. It’s worthwhile seeing the one you encouraged bouncing back on feet. Isn’t that cute? Isn’t that powerful?
You will agree with me that the only silver lining during cloudy days is words of encouragement. These words can be given without tagging a price to it.
Instead of giving yourself reasons why you can’t as you know the heart is treacherous, give yourself reasons why you can and you will.
I hope you’re being encouraged as I am also encouraged. Don’t forget to drop a feedback, I would really appreciate.