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50+ Encouraging Words to Uplift You and Your Day

Amber Murphy

Feeling discouraged or depressed because of everything that’s happening around you? Do you feel overwhelmed with the constant streams of trials that come your way? The world may condemn you, but no one can pull you down without your permission. Everywhere, you are constantly judged, and competition is fierce, the conversation will make a difference. You are the greatest friend or enemy. In many situations, here are some encouraging words that’ll help you pull yourself back together.

Self-validation encouraging words

Trusting your capability and creativity often doesn’t come easily to many. In each undertaking, you usually have to face a formidable character, the damage ten times the outside force. As you rise, you’ll face attacks from self-doubt. Whether the attacks are internal or external, the best defense is encouraging words.

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The power to break through from the chains that bounds you down start from within. It begins with self-acceptance before you can demand others to accept you. When kind words are scarce, start doing it to yourself. Pat yourself on the back and say these encouraging words.

You are enough.

You are beautiful. – Psalm 139:14

The truth is: belonging starts with acceptance. Your level of belonging can never be greater than your level of self-acceptance because believing that you’re enough is what gives you the courage to be authentic, vulnerable, and imperfect. – Brene Brown

You become a better version of yourself every day.

Love yourself right now because you are exactly what God created you to be.

Speak only with love because there is power in the tongue.

Don’t compare yourself to others. There’s no comparison between the sun and the moon; they shine when it’s their time.

Talk to yourself like someone you love. – Brene Brown

Chasing your dreams

They say that the richest place on earth is the cemetery, for they are filled with dreams buried in the grave. If you can’t sleep because of a dream that’s pounding in your heart or afraid to start chasing after the life you wanted, repeat these encouraging words to yourself.

Three life rules:

If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never get it.
If you don’t ask, the answer will always be no.
If you don’t step forward, you will always be in the same place.

“Trust the wait.
Embrace the uncertainty.
Enjoy the beauty of coming.”

“It’s not about being the best. It’s about being better than you were yesterday.”

Don’t be pushed away by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.

Don’t downgrade your dream just to fit your reality. Upgrade your conviction to match your destiny.

Your time is limited. So don’t waste your time chasing someone else’s life. – Steve Jobs

Just start. Don’t worry if you don’t have all the answers yet. – Alli Webb

Never give up on a dream just because of the time it takes you to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway. – Earl Nightingale

The distance between your dreams and reality is called ACTION.

People assume that having a passion, dream, and even talent is something to be envied. They believe it’s something that’ll make life easier when, in reality, it can make your life difficult. Chasing a passion of one’s heart is like chasing the admiration of an unrequited lover. It requires a painful vulnerability. It’s a road that’s littered with character challenges, offering easy exits after each of its frequent discouragements. It’s always mysterious and mystical, still out of reach, causing bursts of excitement with any response while never failing to retreat from the impending danger of rejection.

The fear of such places put the pursuer in a constant state of worry, while the pursuit itself remains futile without complete devotion and transparency towards the pursuer’s passion.

We achieve more by chasing after our dreams instead of our competition. – Simon Sinek

If you want to do something, stay low key about it and hustle. Let go of the thought that you need validation or permission from anyone in order to get your show on the road. – Kylie Francis

You must not let others define your limits because of where you came from. Your only limit is your soul. – Gusteau, Ratatouille

Success is 80% psychology and 20% skills. – Tony Robbins

Play the game quietly. Shout when it’s time to say CHECKMATE.

When things around you get out of control

Often you are faced with challenges left and right, people doubting your skills, and things don’t go as planned. When you’re lost and trapped in a maze, repeat these encouraging words to help you gain perspective and be encouraged to keep moving forward.

“As I look back on my life, I realized that I was rejected not because I wasn’t good but because there’s something else waiting for me. I was being redirected to something better.”

“The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow.”

“Remember, growing might feel like breaking at first.”

“Breathe, darling. This is just a chapter, not your whole story.” – S.C. Lowrie

“Remember: Difficult does not mean impossible.”

“When you can’t control what’s happening, challenge yourself to control the way you respond. That’s where the power is.”

Failure is success in progress. – Albert Einstein

I never lose. I either win or learn. – Nelson Mandela

If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can’t hear them anymore. – Michele Ruiz

The same boiling water that softens the potato hardens the egg. It’s about what you’re made of, not the circumstances.

One day you will tell your story of how you overcame what you went through and it will be someone else’s survival guide. – Bene Brown

My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. – 2 Corinthians 12:9

Maybe life isn’t about avoiding the bruises. Maybe it’s about collecting the scars to prove we showed up for it.

“Be happy with what you have while working for what you want.” – Helen Keller

It’s a slow process but quitting will never speed it up.

Encouraging words for when you’ve reached rock bottom

Life doesn’t always come your way. Often, it throws a curveball at the least expected moment. When life knocks you down to the pit of the ocean, here are some encouraging words to move back to the game of life.

Hold On Pain Ends. (H.O.P.E.)

The comeback will always be stronger than the setback.

If you feel like you’re losing everything. Remember that trees lose their leaves every year and still they stand tall and wait for better days to come.

Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is a delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. – Denis Waitley

Perhaps this is the moment in which you have been created. – Esther 4:14

And every shooting star is proof. Falling is beautiful when you give it all you’ve got. – Alicia Green

Failure is simply an opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. – Henry Ford

You have to be able to accept failure to get better. – Lebron James

Your hardest time often leads you to the greatest moment of your life. Keep going. Tough situations create stronger people in the end. – Roy T. Bennett

If you’re going through hell. Keep going. – Winston Churchill

Pain makes you stronger.
Fear makes you braver.
Heartbreak makes you wiser.
So thank the past for a better future. – Buddha

A comeback is a setback that did its homework, learned the lesson, then moved forward. – Eleanor Brown

Life is like photography, you need the negatives to develop.

Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb but how well you bounce. – Vivian Komori

If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time. – Steve Jobs

Stars are born from chaos. They are born after the first collapse. So, my beautiful friend, if you find yourself collapsing, when you find yourself lost in the midst of chaos and confusion, know that it’s because a new beginning is coming. Know that everything is spinning and turning inside of you in order to form new worlds that you can’t even imagine yet. Everything is quietly working under the surface to bring a new light — and it will shine brighter than ever. – Nikki Bannas

Sometimes you just have to jump off the window and grow wings the way down. – Ray Bradbury

There are some things that you can learn in a storm. – Joel Osteen

Getting over a bad experience is like crossing the monkey bars. You have to let go at some point to move forward. – C.S. Lewis

The truth is life always gets in our way. But as long as you’re still breathing and you’re alive, there’s always the opportunity to get back on your feet and move forward. Words can be swords or building blocks to get you closer to the life you wanted. Choose the words you use wisely. Repeat these encouraging words daily. These encouraging words will help you pivot.

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