The Power of Encouragement: How to Build Others Up


In today’s world, it can be challenging to stay motivated and positive, especially with all the negativity and stress around us. However, one powerful tool that we can use to overcome these challenges is encouragement. Encouragement is not just a simple gesture or kind words; it has the power to transform lives and build others up. In this article, we will explore the importance of encouragement in daily life and how to use it to build others up.

Encouragement is a powerful tool that can make a significant difference in someone’s life. When we encourage others, we give them the motivation and confidence they need to succeed. Encouragement can come in many forms, such as words of affirmation, acts of kindness, or simply showing support. It can boost morale, increase self-esteem, and help individuals reach their full potential. In today’s society, where negativity is prevalent, a little bit of encouragement can go a long way.

The Importance of Encouragement in Daily Life

  • One of the most significant benefits of encouragement is that it builds strong relationships. Encouragement creates a positive environment where people feel valued and appreciated. When we encourage others, we are showing them that we believe in them and that we care about their well-being. This strengthens the bond between people and fosters trust and loyalty.

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  • Another benefit of encouragement is that it creates a ripple effect. When we encourage others, they, in turn, are more likely to encourage others. This creates a positive chain reaction that can spread throughout a community, workplace, or family. By building each other up, we create a supportive and empowering environment where everyone can thrive.

So how can we use encouragement to build others up? The first step is to be intentional about our words and actions. We can start by offering genuine compliments, expressing gratitude, or simply listening with empathy. We can also be proactive in seeking out opportunities to encourage others, whether it’s through volunteering, mentoring, or offering support during tough times. By taking small but consistent actions, we can make a significant impact on the lives of other people.

In conclusion, the power of encouragement cannot be overstated. It has the potential to transform lives, build strong relationships, and create a ripple effect of positivity. By being intentional about our words and actions, we can use encouragement to build others up and create a better world. So, let us embrace the power of encouragement and start building each other up today.

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A Fight Between a Believer and Breast Cancer | Who Wins the Battle?

“Cancer is a word, not a sentence.” – John Diamond (Journalist and broadcaster)

A disruption of structure or function in a person, an animal, or a plant is referred to as a disease, particularly when it has a known cause and a recognizable group of symptoms, signs, or structural changes. Let us, however, examine one of these that has an impact on people for the sake of this article. To grow unaffected by any disease is one of every woman’s silent prayers.

Breast cancer is one such illness that every woman dreads. Breast cancer is a condition in which the breast cells develop out of control. It comes in several forms and can start at several points across the breast; the type it develops depends on which breast cells do so. Either through lymph or blood vessels, the disease can spread outside of the breast. The disease is said to have metastasized when it spreads to other body regions.

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How It Started

Maame Yaa, who was 48 years old at the time, described how the symptoms began as a boil on her left breast in 2009. She visited Ketu South Municipal Hospital in Aflao after a few days, where she was admitted and discharged after three weeks. Six months later, she discovered blood flowing from her nipple when she woke up one day and instantly felt a lump in her breast. She immediately returned to the hospital, where she got treatment through the remainder of that year and into the following year, 2010. It was there she was diagnosed with breast cancer by Dr. Asare.  She received a call from her brother while she was in the hospital, informing her about a specialist at the 37 Military Hospital. Dr. Asare then referred her to Dr. Nabil Nuamah at 37. 

“My family and friends who knew of my predicament did not leave my side. They supported me financially, emotionally, and spiritually.” – Maame Yaa

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Upon her arrival at the 37 Military Hospital, Dr. Nabil Nuamah took her to a private facility for a biopsy, where it was determined that her breast needed to be cut. Maame Yaa visited 37 once more 威而鋼
to schedule a surgical appointment. Although she was aware of the high number of breast cancer fatalities, she maintained hope throughout these trying times as, in her opinion, she heeded and strictly adhered to the doctor’s advice.

“My counsel to anyone going through a similar situation is to listen to their doctor’s advice, adhere to God, and hope for the best.” – Breast Cancer Survivor

Maame Yaa’s Chemotherapy Journey

She underwent surgery on September 30, 2010, her left breast was removed (mastectomy), and then she was admitted for two months. When she returned to the hospital for her first review, she was informed she had to go through chemotherapy which would cause her to lose her hair. Maame Yaa stated that she underwent chemotherapy for six months, and the process involved monthly injections. She continued by saying that there was a time in a month she attended the session and could not drink water after. She remarked that this was the only nightmare she had over the entire period since, in her opinion, if she had gone an extended period without drinking any water, something bad would have happened.

“I did not inform my only daughter and child of my situation then, because she was still a young girl in Senior High School. She loves me a great deal, so I did not want her to go through that pain. I knew I would get better eventually because my God was, is, and will forever remain a miracle-working God.” – Maame Yaa

She returned to 37 for an X-Ray in 2011 many weeks following the chemotherapy. She was discovered to be cancer-cell-free right there and then. Given that Maame Yaa had survived the horrible disease that had claimed many other women’s lives, it was a time of unending joy for her. She eventually won the battle against cancer. She was thankful to God for allowing her to successfully go through the process despite losing her left breast.

The advice from the beautiful vibrant woman, Maame Yaa, to all women going through similar situations is to follow their doctor’s instructions while clinging to God, because in her own words, “God can and will do all things to the glory of His Name”.

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The Importance of Celebrating the Small Wins in Life

The Power of Gratitude

We often become so caught up in our everyday routines that we forget to stop and appreciate our little wins. We miss the smaller victories along the way because we are so preoccupied with obtaining the main goals. Taking the time to acknowledge and celebrate these modest wins can have a big impact on our lives. Gratitude is an effective strategy that can change our lives. By cultivating appreciation, we change our perspective from one of what we lack to one of what we have. We start to value the simple things that we frequently take for granted and we start to have a more optimistic outlook on the world.

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One way to cultivate gratitude is to take time to acknowledge our little wins. We develop a sense of gratitude that can spread to other aspects of our lives when we recognize and appreciate the small wins in our lives. Even when things do not go as planned, we start to find the positive aspects in everything. Also, cultivating appreciation can significantly improve our mental and emotional health. It can boost contentment and happiness while lowering tension, anxiety, and sadness. Since gratitude helps us become more conscious of the people and things we value in our life, it can also strengthen our relationships.

Why Small Wins Matter

Small wins are important because they can give us the drive and energy to carry on. Celebrating small wins can make us feel proud and accomplished, which can motivate us to keep working toward our major goals. Similar to climbing a mountain, we must concentrate on each step to get to the peak. The same holds for accomplishing our goals; we must rejoice along the road.

Cultivating a Mindset of Gratitude

Developing an attitude of appreciation is one of the best ways to appreciate life’s small wins. We may teach our minds to appreciate and enjoy the little things in life by keeping our attention on the positive aspects of our existence. This can encourage us to keep going forward even when circumstances are difficult.

Importance of Celebrating the Small Wins

  • Helps us develop motivation and confidence.

As we learn to achieve small wins, it becomes simple for us to fight back with the same strength and confidence for larger goals when obstacles and issues are in our way. Without small victories, we may feel disillusioned, disheartened, and shattered. We can turn through all the pages of the efforts we have made throughout the journey thus far to look back and see how much we have accomplished, how far we have come thus far, and how near we are to our objective.

  • We are deserving of it.

Bravo to us and all of our hard work. Our zeal and steadfast commitment should make us feel proud. We should feel pleased with our resilience in the face of adversity. Nonetheless, after all the effort we have put up to realize a particular life objective, we ought to take some time to treat ourselves. We are special to ourselves; we do not always need others to appreciate us. We should rejoice greatly in our accomplishments because we are aware of the pain and work it took to get where we are in life.

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  • It psychologically strengthens us.

A person feels wonderful after celebrating because endorphins are released in the body. Thus, we should not give it much thought when we accomplish something in our lives before celebrating. The behavior we want to display when we encounter new possibilities or difficulties in life is reinforced by celebrating wins, which is why it feels so good physiologically.

In conclusion, it is important to recognize and appreciate even the small wins in life since they can give us the drive and inspiration to carry on. The ability to appreciate and celebrate the small things may have a big impact on our lives and the lives of people around us. Gratitude is an attitude that can help us do this. So, let us take a moment to recognize and appreciate our small wins today.

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The Transformation Show

‘The Transformation Show’ is an additional program among the many others that are shown on Dominion TV. In this show, we learn about the biographies, childhoods, and growing up of well-known members of society. All those who, for whatever reason, have lost hope and given up on their goals in life are intended to find hope in the show.

The first edition of the show features Dr. Lanre Olusola, a broadcaster, relationship, and life harmony coach, who discusses his life and all the factors that have influenced it. He is regarded as Africa’s top cognitive behavioral psychologist and life coach. At the Olusola Lanre Coaching Academy, he serves as the Chief Catalyst (OLCA). Dr. Lanre Olusola is well known as the Chief Catalyst. He is also the Executive Director of Ebony Life TV and a published author.

Born on August 30, 1962, in Ekiti State, Nigeria, to the late Christopher and Caroline Kupoluyi, Lanre Olusola was given the name Olanrewaju Christopher Olusola at birth. While he was raised in Ekiti State, he attended school elsewhere.

To find out more about the life of Dr. Lanre Olusola, kindly stay tuned to Dominion TV on DStv channel 352 and GOtv channel 168 as The Transformation Show premieres on Saturday, 25 February 2023 at 8 pm.

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Overcoming Fear: Strategies for Living Bravely in Today’s World

Every part of our life can be negatively impacted by fear, which can be a constant and overwhelming influence. We may not be able to follow our passions or realize our full potential if it takes the form of anxiety, panic attacks, or even phobias. It can be challenging to take chances, try new things, or even go outside of our comfort zones when we’re paralyzed by fear. We can discover that we continuously question our abilities and wonder if we will succeed. This may set off a vicious cycle of passivity and self-doubt, preventing us from taking advantage of chances and stifling our development.

It does not have to be this way, however. We can learn to live bravely even in the face of difficulties and overcome our fears. This blog is devoted to investigating ways to face our fears, take charge of our lives, and go after our goals. We can learn to live confidently despite our concerns by comprehending the root of our anxieties, creating coping methods, fostering a growth mindset, getting support from loved ones, and starting small. The path may not be simple, but it is worthwhile as it could result in a life that is full of meaning, fulfillment, and joy. So, let us set out on the path of overcoming fear and strategies for living bravely in today’s world.

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Understanding Fear

As a survival mechanism that warns us of impending danger, fear is an essential component of the human experience. However, fear can also be sparked by our memories and ideas, causing us to feel anxious or panicky even if there is no immediate risk. This might lead to a persistent fear that interferes with our regular activities and keeps us from achieving our objectives.

For this reason, it is critical to comprehend that fear can be controlled and is not always grounded in reality. We may master emotional regulation and the ability to live boldly by examining the source of our worries and creating coping techniques. This can entail going to counseling or engaging in self-reflection to examine the causes of our concerns, practicing mindfulness practices to control anxiety, or asking loved ones for assistance.

We can take charge of our lives and live courageously, no matter the difficulties we may encounter, by taking the time to comprehend the fear and develop tactics for handling it. So let us get started on the path of understanding fear and discovering how to live bravely.

  • Identifying the Source of Fear

The first step in overcoming fear is to locate its source. Is there a recent traumatic event, a phobia, or just a general feeling of anxiety? We can start overcoming our fear as soon as we identify its underlying reason. This can entail talking to a therapist or counselor, keeping a journal, or simply embracing our feelings.

  • Developing Coping Mechanisms

It is critical to creating coping methods once we are aware of the cause of our fear so that we can control it. This can entail practicing awareness, visualization, and deep breathing. We could also consider exposure therapy, which involves gradually confronting our anxiety in a safe setting. It is crucial to figure out what works best for us and incorporate it regularly into our regimen.

Living Bravely in Today’s World

Being brave does not entail being fearless; rather, it entails facing our concerns and acting, nevertheless. We face several difficulties and hurdles in the modern world, but with the right mindset and resources, we can go beyond them.

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  • Cultivating a Growth Mindset

A growth mindset is a conviction that personal improvement may be achieved through effort and education. Regardless of fear, we may overcome challenges and accomplish our goals by concentrating on growth and progress. We should develop a growth attitude by embracing challenges as chances for improvement, setting reasonable and attainable goals, and learning from mistakes.

  • Taking Small Steps

It can take time and effort to overcome fear, therefore it is essential to start small and go forward systematically. We should set attainable objectives and acknowledge each minor victory. Taking baby steps can help develop confidence and courage, whether it is through enrolling in a public speaking course, attempting a new activity, or simply facing a fear every day.

In conclusion, even though fear has the potential to be a strong force, it does not have to rule our lives. We can live bravely and overcome our fears if we recognize the root of the fear, learn coping skills, cultivate a growth mindset, surround ourselves with supportive peop威而鋼
le, and take baby steps. Therefore, let us take a deep breath, admit our fear, and move one step closer to achieving the life we desire.

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The Benefits of a Gratitude Attitude: Why Thankfulness is Key to a Fulfilling Life

“Gratitude turns what we have into enough” – Melody Beattie (American author)

Regarding all that we have received, all that we own, and all that has not befallen us, gratitude is the attitude of feeling and expressing thankfulness. Being discontent is the opposite. The fact that almost every experience has both good and bad sides is important to understand. Even if it sometimes takes more effort to find the good and discover its treasures, if we put in the time and effort to look intently and actively explore them, we will eventually succeed. Regardless of how bad or hopeless things may appear to be, there is always something to be grateful for.

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Gratitude alters our viewpoint. Most of the minor daily irritations that we tend to pay so much attention to can be eliminated by it. Gratitude is a way to reduce self-pity and self-centeredness, boosting feelings of well-being, and triggering conscious awareness of things outside of ourselves, such as a sense of connectedness to others and the larger world.

When we practice a grateful attitude, even in the face of difficulty, we will reap many benefits of a grateful attitude. Following are a few reasons that practicing gratitude has been shown to have beneficial benefits on our lives:

  • Relationships are made stronger through gratitude

It increases our sense of connection and connection with our friends and romantic relationships. When we feel and express gratitude for our spouses, we feel happier in our union.

  • Contentment is facilitated by gratitude

One of the most effective ways to improve contentment and life satisfaction is to cultivate gratitude. By fostering feelings of optimism, joy, pleasure, elation, and other positive emotions, it also elevates our mood. Gratitude, on the other hand, also lessens anxiety and despair.

  • Enhances mental health

One of several components that supports good mental health outcomes is gratitude. Regular acts of gratitude might lessen anxiety and depressive symptoms. Gratitude is also associated with happier moods. Regularly expressing appreciation promotes positive emotions and can support a sense of well-being.

Nothing but the word of God comes with assurance, and for that matter, nothing should be taken for granted. Every day and each breath are gifts. We get to decide what we do with them.

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The Power of Positivity: How to Cultivate an Optimistic Outlook

‘An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.’ – Brian Tracy (Motivational speaker)

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The term “positivity” describes our propensity to view things positively. Negativity, on the other hand, focuses on thinking, feeling, and acting negatively. When we are optimistic, we may think positively, feel positive, and act favorably. Positive thinking cannot make all of our problems go away like magic. It will help us approach difficulties more positively and constructively by making issues seem more doable.

Several approaches, including positive self-talk and positive imagery, are shown to be beneficial in promoting positive thinking. Here are some pointers on how to think positively.

  • Demonstrate gratitude

It has been proven that cultivating gratitude can lower stress, boost self-esteem, and promote resilience even during extremely trying times. We should try to express our gratitude by reflecting on the people, events, or things that make us feel some level of comfort or satisfaction. Numerous options exist for doing this.

  • Be humorous

Studies have shown that laughing reduces tension, anxiety, and despair. Additionally, it raises one’s mood, coping mechanisms, and sense of self. In every circumstance, even the challenging ones, we should be receptive to humor and allow ourselves to chuckle. It quickly lightens the mood and makes everything appear simpler. Even when we are not in the mood, feigning ourselves to laugh can lift our spirits and reduce stress.

  • Engage in constructive self-talk

We are often the hardest on ourselves and the harshest judges of ourselves. This can eventually lead to us developing a bad opinion of ourselves that is challenging to overcome. We must be aware of the voice in our heads and reply with encouraging words, commonly referred to as positive self-talk, to stop this.

We can increase positivity if we so choose. All we have to do is be careful not to push positivity when it does not seem appropriate. We can become happier by using positive thinking techniques more often.

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The Importance of Boundaries in Relationships: Setting Healthy Limits

“Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappointing others.” – Brené Brown (American Professor)

We are involved in a wide variety of interpersonal connections, including those with our spouses, colleagues, coworkers, family, and in-laws. Even though their intensities vary, we often find ourselves a part of these important interactions as part of our busy routines. The majority of us have trouble setting boundaries and perhaps feel embarrassed to bring up this crucial subject for discussion and action.

When used in a relationship to request time or space that can be perceived negatively or appear unwarranted by the other, the word “boundaries” in itself can trigger negative feelings. While we consistently associate boundaries with weaker emotions of love, admiration, or even detachment, setting the way for eventual separation.  We consistently fail to understand that boundaries are not actual limits but instead a place where we find ourselves apart from interpersonal relationships. The possession of our personal space allows us to define intrapersonal space and investigate our daily routines. We visit this area not out of a lack of affection or adoration, but rather because we value discovering an adequate inner self.

Although the nature of relationships is constantly shifting, the effort we put forth to keep them strong is what matters most. Every relationship goes through a stage where we try to build a channel for communication, but we should also build a channel where we are open and sincere in meaningful interactions about our true selves. Boundaries can include prohibitions on physical behavior, such as requests that a partner refrains from looking through our phones or from interfering with our home-based job. They can also be psychological, such as when we ask our partner to acknowledge that sometimes our objectives and dreams may not line up with theirs. The importance of healthy boundaries, however, includes the following. 

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  • Establishes guidelines for interactions with other people.
  • Defines each person’s role in a relationship.
  • Distinguishes our desires, needs, thoughts, and emotions from those of other people.
  • Give us a sense of self-worth and freedom.
  • Assures both our mental and physiological comfort.

Our relationships may become poisonous and unfulfilling without healthy limits or boundaries, and our well-being may suffer as a result. We run the risk of destroying our relationships if our boundaries and those of others are consistently crossed. It is not only in intimate relationships that we need boundaries. They are also necessary at work, where our demands could be ignored or monopolized by management or coworkers. Poor quality of personal life can result from unhealthy boundaries that we have at work.

We as individuals are therefore advised to make deliberate efforts in setting boundaries in all areas of our lives.

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Overcoming Negative Thoughts: Tips and Techniques

Every now and then, we all have bad thoughts. Nevertheless, conquering negative thoughts can be a huge and challenging undertaking for certain people, especially those who deal with depression or low self-esteem. Social anxiety, despair, frustration, and low self-esteem are just a few of the issues it might aggravate.

Understanding how we think presently is essential to modifying our negative thoughts, after which we can employ various techniques to alter or lessen their impact. However, we may also learn how to alter our cognitive patterns. Therapy is frequently beneficial in changing negative thoughts.

The tips and techniques discussed in this article can help us alter our negative thoughts.

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  • Talk About It

Finding someone close to us and talking to them can help us get past negative thoughts and feelings. Not only may this help us vent, but it can also be a great chance to rethink negative thoughts more positively.

  • Discover a Way to Offer Help

Putting our attention on something that will benefit someone else is one strategy for overcoming negative thoughts. We give ourselves a chance to improve our lives by assisting others. Whether it is just listening to a friend or helping others in other ways is a terrific way to help us overcome negative thoughts.

  • Develop The Ability to Handle Criticism

The assertive defense of the self is referred to as another component of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that can occasionally be beneficial for people with social anxiety. We must be able to deal with rejection and criticism since it is likely that occasionally, people will genuinely be critical and judgmental of us. To develop our assertiveness skills and assertive reactions to criticism, this procedure is frequently carried out in therapy with a pretend conversation between the individual and the therapist. 

  • Change the Negativity Around Us

Our daily experiences can have an impact on the thoughts we have. Knowing the main causes of negativity in our lives is crucial. These sources may include individuals, publications, music, etc. Once they are recognized, we need to figure out how to swap them out for uplifting influences.

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What A New Year Symbolizes | Be Intentional

“Celebrate endings – for they precede new beginnings.” – Jonathan Lockwood (American voice actor)

As time has gone by, we have advanced toward the start of a new era. Numerous things are brought about by a new year. A whole new year can signal the start of fresh life, happiness, or a second chance for some people. As the year has come to a close, we probably mean to start afresh with everything, however by the end of the first few months, practically everyone is back to their old ways.

We begin each year to improve our lives, but as time passes, we lose sight of our original goals and revert to our former ways of living. It is imperative to keep in mind that a new year ushers in a new cycle of 12 months, signifying that change is the only constant in life. In light of this, we should strive to let go of things that do not add value to our lives and avoid holding onto them for an extended period as sometimes change is beneficial for us. A new year represents many diverse things in addition to the message of evolving perspectives, including:

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  • New Opportunities

We have many opportunities in the new year. Opportunities to learn something new, and accomplish something new, however, come to those who seize them rather than those who wait for them.

  • A New Beginning

A year ends and a new one begins. It conveys the idea of a new beginning as it fades away the darkness of our life and makes our life bright. Giving ourselves a second chance to try something we desire but was not working out is excellent. Though our past may not be in our favor, a fresh start will unquestionably put the future on our side. We must deliberately allow our past to improve us rather than make us resentful.

  • Time Of Awakening

Happiness is born in our hearts when the pain in our lives fades with each passing year. It is up to us to consciously cherish what brings us happiness. Nothing will make us happy unless we decide to be happy since happiness is a choice, not an outcome. Let us, therefore, make a conscious effort to be happy.

Let us be intentional about creating a difference in this new year while keeping in mind the aforementioned characteristics that a new year symbolizes.

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