The Encouragement Effect: Building Confidence and Self-Esteem


On this show…we are digging into the effects of encouragement on building confidence and self-esteem. The definition: the action of giving someone support, confidence, or hope. Heartwarming huh? Seems like a simple and uplifting definition but so much to unpack here and explore. We focus so much attention on motivation as the key to driving results, staying on task, and completing a mission but how does encouragement factor in? 

It’s kind of like the chicken and the egg – which comes first, motivation or encouragement? Well, in real life, encouragement often kicks things off. When you’re feeling unsure or lacking confidence, a little encouragement can go a long way. It helps you believe that you can actually do something, which then gets you motivated to give it a shot.

But hey, sometimes motivation comes first. You might already be pumped up about a goal, and then a bit of encouragement helps you stay on track or get past roadblocks.

It’s all about perception and meeting someone where they are. Sometimes encouragement leads the charge and other times, motivation is already there, just waiting for a little boost from some positive vibes.

I hope you find this as fascinating as I have for the last seven years. There will be something in here for you, meeting you where you are and something you can pass on, to meet someone else along their journey.

Michael Kouly gives us a breakdown and his take on The Power of Encouragement found on LinkedIn

Let’s explore this idea of encouragement as a practice. Joel Nundy shares The Power of Encouragement | How to Live an Encouraging Lifestyle on his youtube channel

Danielle Bernock shares 5 WAYS ENCOURAGEMENT IS POWERFUL found on her blog

At Start My Wellness, Dr, Anton Babushkin shares the difference: How Does Self-Esteem Differ From Self-Confidence?

CHALLENGE: Encouragement is a transformative tool, fostering confidence, resilience, growth, and stronger relationships while improving performance and mental health. So don’t hold back, offer words of encouragement, and watch the magic unfold as you create a ripple effect of positivity in the world.

I Know YOU Can Do It!