Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Why should you spend valuable time, energy and money learning how to encourage people? The benefits are many.

Ralph Waldo Emerson says, “It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.”

BT Washington says, “Helping someone else is the secret of happiness.”

If that isn't enough, here are some more benefits of learning how to encourage others.
Your emotional sphere expands as you learn to live your life with gratitude and generosity. Instead of worrying about what’s in it for me, your focus has changed to, ‘what can I do to lighten the load for someone else.’ Generous people have lots of friends.

You will attract like-minded people who will be there for you when you need them. Alliances are created and friendships grow stronger when problems are shared.

Your health depends on it. Learning to be positive during crisis is critical to long-term health. A recent health newsletter stated that ‘people-worry’ is the most subtle and destructive of all human diseases. Millions of people are ill because of fear, anxiety and feelings of utter hopelessness. Emotional and physical health are connected. Research shows that maintaining a positive attitude is the key to emotional resilience and may protect you from heart attack, stroke, depression, anxiety and substance abuse.

You can do it. It's worth every minute.
For more help on learning how to encourage see How to encourage

1 comment:

Nazareth Heights Cafe' said...

I have enjoyed reading your post about encouragement. Thank you for your comment Kay. You are correct. Speaking words of kindness can make a tremendous difference in someone’s life.

Peace and Blessings