When you encourage others to keep going, start again after a setback, and never give up - you are helping them create their dreams. The more encouragement you spread around, the more their confidence will build, and the happier they will be. A simple action of support makes a big difference - don't think it, do it!
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” ~ Leo Buscaglia
Lose sight of others as competition, and love watching them express their own unique talents - and you will be happier too. Envy and jealousy only cause bitterness, which eats away at your own ability to manifest your dreams.
“Be an encourager: When you encourage others, you boost their self-esteem, enhance their self-confidence, lift their spirits and make them successful in their endeavors. Encouragement goes straight to the heart and is always available. Be an encourager. Always.” ~ Roy T. Bennett
Don't look at someone successful and try to pick fault, or say you could never do the same. Look for those you admire, and research stories of what they went through to achieve their goals. Everyone has challenges on their way, and it is how they overcame them that inspires you to see how success is possible for you, too.
“It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever – the one who recognizes the challenges and does something about it.” ~ Vince Lombardi
When you stop criticizing and judging, not only do you change how you feel towards others, you change how you feel about yourself. Letting go of negativity always feels good. Train yourself to stop engaging in gossip - dragging others down instead of encouraging them only makes you feel worse.
“How would your life be different if you walked away from gossip and verbal defamation? Let today be the day you speak only the good you know of other people and encourage others to do the same.” ~ Steve Maraboli
When you encourage those who express themselves creatively you help them to continue, and develop their talents. A few words in a review are free for you, but they mean the world to artists. Life without art, in all its varied forms, would be very dull indeed.
“Remember: It costs nothing to encourage an artist, and the potential benefits are staggering. A pat on the back to an artist now could one day result in your favorite film, or the cartoon you love to watch, or the song that saves your life. Discourage an artist, you get absolutely nothing in return, ever.” ~ Kevin Smith
The first person you have to encourage is yourself. Be your own biggest supporter, and choose to be around those who make you feel good. Mixing with people who encourage you allows you to believe in yourself - and that is essential to manifest your dreams.
“The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.” ~ Epictetus