I want to start this off with just two simple questions:
- When was the last time you encouraged someone?
- When was last time you were encouraged and how did that make you feel?
Encouragement is such an important but really easy thing to do. It doesn’t have to be anything spectacular, in most cases a simple ‘well done you’ or ‘keep up the good work’ to someone at work or school/college is more than enough to give them a little boost and will sometimes even make their bad day a lot better! I mean encouragement is so important it’s even written in the bible!
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
– 1 Thess 5:11
In my opinion, the world can be such a dark and negative place that a little positivity can and will go a very long way, especially in the workplace. So today I have a little challenge for you all. I want you all to try and encourage at least 3 people this week. I’m saying ‘at least’ because from personal experience once you start to encourage and celebrate someone’s successes/strengths you really won’t be able to stop!
Also, if you want, feel free to share your experience of this challenge with others and help spread the positivity and love!