This post is short and sweet but one I feel is fairly important and really makes a difference.
Encouraging someone to do something they have never done before or they are not confident in doing can be one of the best forms of support they need to make a difference in their life or those around them.
Instead of being negative, instead of thinking about all the what ifs, take some time out to really appreciate and support someone who is trying to make a difference. Whether that be mentally, physically, emotionally – whatever it is, a few words of encouragement goes a long way.
A few words of encouragement can make the almighty difference between making someone believe in themself versus them giving up.
A few words of encouragement can make the difference between making or breaking someone.
A few words of encouragement is the nice and right thing to do.
Just remember that a few words of encouragement also helped you at some point in your life.
I am very fortunate to have lots of encouragement – from my friends and family but I am also extremely privileged to be part of a special movement. A special crew called Run Dem Crew, founded by a special captain called Charlie Dark who built this unique pillar of support and love and showed us how to embrace and show encouragement in the best way possible. It makes all the difference and without this support and encouragement from the amazing crew some of us wouldn’t be taking on a mammoth challenge of running 60 miles in a few weeks!
Just remember where you started, no one starts being experts – we learn, grow and develop. Just because you have had the opportunity to grow and develop in a particular field, does not mean that you are allowed to forget how it felt when you first started out.
Therefore don’t think of it as a chore, think of it as coaching a younger version of you – what did you need when you first started out? Now give that to the person who is just embarking on a new challenge – one that could change their lives.