[dropshadowbox align=”none” effect=”lifted-both” width=”565px” height=”” background_color=”#c9c9c9″ border_width=”1″ border_color=”#dddddd” ]“Instruction does much, but encouragement everything.”
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe[/dropshadowbox]
Encouraging people that you are close to should be something that you want to do for everyone, right?
I mean think of how it makes you feel when someone else encourages you. It makes you feel like you finally hit a homerun and can take on the world. Your perspective instantly changes. On the other hand, you may be the one who encourages everyone else around you. Being that person who looks for opportunities to notice when other people achieve greatness and then congratulating and motivating them is a special quality to have. It is a selfless act. A lot of people aren’t geared to look outward at times and may not even feel that they need to set aside time to help others in the area of encouragement. This quality is learned, so it may not even be on your radar. But, the fact is that encouraging others is a special moment that can be part of each day that makes another person’s day better and that is enough to get excited about.
So, here are three things to think about when looking for opportunities to uplift those around you: