Everyone needs encouragement sometimes. This is separate from praise, which we receive for doing something good. Encouragement doesn’t mean we’ve already succeeded. Instead, it’s a sign that the person giving the encouragement believes that we can succeed.
We have all faced moments where we were trying to do something new or difficult and we just weren’t sure that we could do it. At that moment, having a friend, a teammate, to encourage us can make all the difference in the world. Where self-doubt leads us to failure, encouragement boosts us to success.