You may think encouragement is only for those who are down on their luck. If so, think again.
How many times have you cheered a team, a child, a friend, a movement, or a start-up – the list could go on and on.
The Old French meaning of the word encouragement means: to strengthen the heart.
Our hearts certainly do not need strengthening all the time. However, think back to a time when someone helped you stay inspired, complete a course of action, or remain committed to a purpose.
Then you will start to understand that this thing we call encouragement is something so powerful that maybe it’s worth our attention.
It’s time to stop thinking about encouragement as a pat on the back or a phrase like: “you can do this.” Encouragement is a set of power tools that build relationships, engage others, inspire big steps, and sometimes move mountains.
I will be writing about the skill sets of encouragement in the next several weeks and digging into the why, the how, and the possibilities for amazement.
By February 15th, we will list new offerings on Skills of Encouragement, Journey Maps, and the beginning of the Encouragement Circles. Stay tuned, you will want to join this community!