Why Encouraging Others Can Make a Difference

Have you ever had a moment when you needed an extra boost of motivation to get something done, and someone said the perfect thing to help push you through? The power of encouragement should not be underestimated – it can truly make a big difference in someone’s life. 

What’s more, your ability to encourage others can make a big difference on your team. The more positive a workplace you help to create, the easier a challenging day of work becomes. 

Encouragement has the ability to motivate others, build stronger teams and help improve everyone’s life in surprising ways.

Let’s take a look at why encouraging others can make such a difference in our lives. 

  • The Power of Positive Thinking: When we encourage others, it helps them to think more positively. A simple word of encouragement can be enough to remind someone that they are capable and that they can do whatever task is in front of them. It gives people confidence in their abilities and encourages them to take on new challenges. This can be especially beneficial for people on your team who may be feeling overwhelmed by work or other circumstances. 
  • Making Connections: Encouragement helps people form meaningful connections with those around them. When someone offers words of encouragement, it shows that they want to see them succeed. It is also an opportunity for people to build healthy relationships with others within their workplace or community, which helps create an environment where everyone feels supported and appreciated. 
  • Achieving Goals: Words of encouragement provide us with the tools necessary to accomplish our goals. By providing support and motivation, we are able to tackle tasks that may have seemed too difficult before. This could mean helping someone stay focused on finishing a task. Regardless of the goal, words of encouragement can help guide someone toward achieving it successfully!  

Next time you find yourself needing some motivation or just want to put a smile on somebody’s face, take a moment to offer some words of encouragement – you never know how much it could mean for someone else!


  1. Have you had someone in your life who encouraged you? What impact did it make on you? 
  2. When was the last time you encouraged someone to be their best self?