It seems like one of the lesser used phrases we hear today, almost as if people are afraid of it or afraid of what their encouragement might result in. Why? Why are we afraid to encourage those around us to do what they want to do or go where they want to go? Isn’t this life for living? Some people may not believe in the dream they are chasing and decide not to build themselves up, they may not believe that thirty-day diet is goign to be the best thing ever or that place they want to go on a ten-day holiday is ‘too dangerous’ with all the goings on in the world now or that college they want to go to doesn’t have the best reviews online. There are literally thousands of reasons why someone may not encourage others and unless you have the balls to step up and ask why they wont encourage, you’ll probably never know! I don’t understand how one human cannot be kind to another human as in to so much as give them a nudge of encouragement? It’s kind of sad too when you think about it. There shouldn’t be ‘limitations’ to anyones plans, hopes, dreams or aspirations in life just because of a lack of one human trait.
It’s such an important part of growing up, I’m sure you reading this right now can recall a time in your life where your parents or family encouraged you to be kind, caring & accepting? And if you have children already you are encouraging them the same way, to know the difference between good or bad, right decisions and wrong decisions, good food or bad food etc. So then if you were encouraged as a child or encouraging your current children then why does it all stop when we get older? You would often come across these stories about how one person wanted to be an engineer but went on to be a doctor because it’s ‘what their parents wanted them to do’, isn’t that day and age gone? Shouldn’t we be encouraging people to do what they want to do with their own lives!What’s the point in encouraging someone to do something you know they don’t really want to do or you know is wrong?
I guess part of that lack of encouragement when we get older is because our family sends us out into the big bad world wanting us to make decisions for ourselves. So then as adults shouldn’t we encourage one another? I do not have children, however I know if I did and one of them told me they wanted to be an astronaut, I would encourage them to the best of my abilities even if in my heart I thought it impossible because why should I stomp on their dream? Now if my child told me they wanted to be a fairy or something non realistic I would have to think up of a very good cover story as to why we can’t shrink and grow wings 🙂 Even without children its super important to encourage those around you like your friends & family – you might not ever know what a little bit of encouragement can do for someone you know. How it could shape their future or even their world.
To relate back to a previous blog post I did where I stated that without a lot of encouragement from my friends and family I probably would have never done this blog, but I did and I am super proud I did because I get to watch my brainchild grow and take shape. If we encouraged more people to do the right things wouldn’t it be so kind and compassionate? And think about how chuffed we would be if someone achieved what they wanted or did something because of our encouragement?
Most success stories you hear about are backed by encouragement but more often than not you’ll hear very little about it. It doesn’t hurt to be nice & it certainly doesn’t kill to encourage someone to follow their dreams, do that 5k, wear that neon jumper, follow that thirty-day diet, go on that twelve day cruise or buy that new car or dye their hair that colour if it’s what they want to do. Don’t be that person who has to sh** all over someone elses parade 🙂
Queue Quote ——> “Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody”