Success is not final.
Failure is not fatal.
It is the courage to
continue that counts.
To encourage is to talk or behave in a way that gives someone confidence to do something.
The power of the words and actions of a person who encourages is threefold and goes to the heart of The Encouragement Foundation’s mission.
It’s all about the moments that really matter.
According to Nobel Prize-winning scientist Daniel Kahneman, we experience around 20,000 individual moments in a waking day.
Each “moment” lasts a few seconds. If you consider any strong memory — positive or negative — you’ll notice that the imagery in your mind is defined by your recollection of a precise point in time.
Rarely does a neutral encounter stay in your mind — the memorable moments are almost always positive or negative.
In some cases, a single encounter can change your life forever.
We believe the ability to detect the moment when someone needs courage – and to give it is one of the most important skills in the world.
The Encouragement Foundation’s mission is to make encouraging others easy, rewarding, motivating and fun.
Some moments are profound, but even less memorable interactions are important. Positive psychology experts are finding the the frequency of small, positive acts is critical.
The worlds needs more encouragement, more often from more directions than ever before.
Three elements underlie the power of encouragement to change individual lives, families, communities and businesses.
-To encourage is to mentally support, give courage or spirit.
Our confidence is often at its lowest level after a personal setback or disappointment. In that moment, encouragement is not the same as motivation. Motivation gets people to try harder. Encouragement gets them to try in the first place, and to keep on trying.
So while motivation can increase the desire to succeed, polish talent and help develop career strategies, many studies have shown that we massively underestimate the importance of encouragement when it comes to helping people reach their goals.
We believe that with the right support, every person can cope more effectively with challenges, rise above them, and achieve exceptional results.
We are dedicated to the art and science of encouragement by developing models, systems and examples to inspire millions of those ‘moments of encouragement’ that can make a radical difference to people’s lives.
From Encouragement House, our boarding school in East Timor, to many and varied campaigns and projects to support encouraging organisations and people, we are creating opportunities to power a movement.
This is a movement built on the experience of witnessing in yourself and others the change in confidence, and therefore results, that true encouragement, at exactly the right moment, gives us all.
-To encourage is to spur on, to strongly recommend.
The term Confidence is a 500 year-old word which means the ability to “trust or rely on one’s own powers, resources or circumstances, a self-assurance”.
The Encouragement Foundation is dedicated to providing the tools and skills for greater confidence in every area of your life.
-To encourage is to foster, give help or patronage.
Encouragement is a gift, free to give and free to receive.
The real power of encouragement is the fact that at the moment of the interaction, two people are encouraged – the giver and the receiver.
We exist to help people understand the life-changing benefits of becoming an encourager, a person who gives heart, emboldens and inspires others.
When the world is changing so fast and the challenges to adapt are becoming increasingly harder, we know that encouraging moments prevent us from giving up.
Giving up is one of the worst injustices you can do to yourself. If you can get your next ounce of energy from positive words pushing you to move forward, seek them and surround yourself with encouragers as much as you can.
Join us in creating a movement to inspire millions of ‘moments of encouragement’.
Together we can make a radical difference to people’s lives and our rapidly changing world.