Let's start off with a few questions for you :)...
When is the last time you encouraged someone? When is the last time someone encouraged you? Does life get hard for you sometime? Have you seen any of your friends or family members cry recently? Have you at any point ever just wished someone would have checked on you to make sure you were ok? When is the last time you encouraged yourself?
I ask you these questions to challenge you. It is so easy to go through our day to day duties or just our daily walk of life and not think of someone else. It is also easy to focus on our problems and forget that there are other people who are hurting and going through hard times as well.
Imagine if each of us took time to encourage and bring a smile to 5-10 people a day. After a 7 day week, that is a lot of people who were impacted in a positive way. Think about when you have been sad, wanted to give up, didn't understand why your life was going the way it was, or even you questioned if you mattered at all. Think about those emotions and think about how you would of felt if someone just took a moment to just encourage you, tell you how awesome you are and speak life into, whether that is through: text, a call, physically meet up with you, stop to talk and possibly pray for you. How would that make you feel? For most of us it would probably turn our whole day around and make us feel so much better. Even if it is a temporary feeling, we would have enough hope to continue on and keep going.
Then take that same concept and think about if you looked in the mirror or wrote in your journal encouraging words about yourself. If you just spoke positive things about yourself or remember all the accomplishments you have earned and worked hard for. Sometime we cant always wait for someone else to encourage us, we have to encourage ourselves and know that we are going to be ok. We have to learn to be proud of ourselves even when no one around us may say it. When we learn to love, appreciate, encourage and celebrate our success and wins in our own life; then we can begin to care less if others say it or not. At that point we know who we are and what we are capable of!
*Take time to encourage those around you
*Change your perspective towards life and people
*Have a positive mental toughness
*Don't forget to laugh, smile and enjoy life!
Final Thought: You never know what your words and/or actions can do for someone else. Don't doubt the power of your words or your actions. You will be surprised when you learn to take the focus off yourself and think of others, how impactful you can be. You matter and this world needs positive people who care about seeing other people make it and to do life with them. So let's step out and encourage others Life Changers and Eagles. Be a light out in the world and continue to make positive impact and change the world one life at a time!
-B Better U
Written by Coach Bry