Encouragement

The Company You Keep…My Thought for the Day…April 11, 2019

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April 11, 2019

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.

Small people always do that,

but really great make you feel that you too, can become great.”

Mark Twain


The Company You Keep

Be careful of the company you keep they say. I remember a saying from when I was a kid, ‘you can’t soar like an eagle if hang around with turkeys.’  It was hard to understand then, but I think it basically was what Mark Twain was saying.

Surround yourself with people who support your ambitions, people who support you. Remove the haters and the naysayers from your life, or at least, try to limit your exposure.

When you surround yourself with supportive people who don’t crush your dreams and ambitions, you are more likely to succeed in your endeavors. You gain strength and motivation from these types of people and are encouraged to continue on.

But remember, it is a two-way street, don’t forget to provide encouragement and support back, or you might have to find new company to keep!

Have a great Thursday!

My Thought for the Day…April 8, 2019…Encouragement

“Never discourage anyone…who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.”

Plato


Encouragement

We all learn at different speeds.  Some catch on quickly, others take a bit more time and encouragement but eventually get it.  It may be easy to think that the person that is not catching on as quick just isn’t going to work out, but don’t be so quick to judge.

Ability to catch on quickly doesn’t necessarily equate to work ethic and loyalty.  A lot of times people who catch on quickly also get bored quickly.  The person you encourage and invest more time into to help them succeed will also be more invested in the quality of their work, the job, and the team.

Encouragement costs you nothing and pays dividends in the end.

Have a great week.