“What men and women need is encouragement. Their natural resisting powers should be strengthened, not weakened…. Instead of always harping on a man’s faults, tell him of his virtues. Try to pull him out of his rut of bad habits. Hold up to him his better self, his REAL self that can dare and do and win out! The influence of a beautiful, helpful, hopeful character is contagious, and may revolutionize a whole town…. People radiate what is in their minds and in their hearts. If a man feels kindly and obliging, his neighbors will feel that way, too, before long. But if he scolds and scowls and criticizes—his neighbors will return scowl for scowl, and add interest! … When you look for the bad, expecting it, you will get it. When you know you will find the good—you will get that….”
– from the book Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter
I completely believe in supporting others by showing them their strengths, what they are capable of , what they are good at and so on…
It is very important to understand and support others when they are at their lowest. This helps them, to recover from their low points and regain the confidence that they need to pursue their dreams once again.
When people are repeatedly told what they are not good at, it eventually becomes a reality for them, they believe and accept it without even trying to change.
Instead, if at first they are told what they are good at, and then about the areas that they need to improve, with an encouragement that it can be done, then miracles happen.
These words of encouragement boost their confidence and help them to improve their lives and pursue their dreams.
Become that one person who encourages others by showing them their good side and see how the goodness spreads in the community.
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