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Words of Encouragement

Challenges and difficulties are a part of life and words of encouragement can often help you get out of your rut. It’s easy to tell someone to hang in there and to keep a positive outlook when they are going through tough times but when it happens to you, keeping your chin up isn’t always the easiest thing to do. Even so, it’s not impossible. There are a lot of things you can do to help you stand back up and move forward. Whether you’ve been dealt with a setback while working towards your goal, lost a loved one, or just feel down, inspirational words of encouragement can help.

Words can have a powerful impact on your mindset. Although we’ve all heard the saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me”, the fact is that words really do have an impact on how we feel. Often times, when things seem pointless, when you’ve just come face to face with yet another failure, it can seem as though it’s the end. It can seem as though no matter how hard you try, the life that you want will always be just out of reach.

During these times, some positive words of encouragement can help you shift your focus. When it comes down to it, how you feel is really just about what you focus on. What words of inspiration and encouragement will do for you is help you put things into perspective.

Who doesn’t go through failures, setbacks, and challenges? We all do. In fact, after you get through this challenging time, you will have more to come in the future. Although that sounds pessimistic, it’s also reality. Those who succeed in life and get what they want as well as those who are the most happiest aren’t people who never face difficulties. If anything, they probably deal with more challenges than most people. The thing that makes them different is how they respond and react to those obstacles.

Here’s a video I made with an encouraging message from my book, Let’s Do This!

“When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place.” – Unknown

“If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.” – Flavia Weedn

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill

“You must do the think you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Time heals all wounds.” – Common Saying

“Whenever you make a mistake or get knocked down by life, don’t look back at it too long. Mistakes are life’s way of teaching you. Your capacity for occasional blunders is inseparable from your capacity to reach your goals. No one wins them all, and your failures, when they happen, are just part of your growth. Shake off your blunders. How will you know your limits without an occasional failure? Never quit. Your turn will come.” – Og Mandino

“You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It won’t happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.” – Joel Osteen

“Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” – Carl Bard

“Tragedies do happen. We can discover the reason, blame others, imagine how different our lives would be had they not occurred. But none of that is important: they did occur, and so be it. From there onward we must put aside the fear that they awoke in us and begin to rebuild.” – Paulo Coelho

“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” – Aristotle Onassis

“Just because something isn’t happening for you right now, it doesn’t mean it never will.” – Unknown

“At any given moment you have the power to say: This is not how the story is going to end.” – Christine Mason Miller

“What defines us is how well we rise after falling.” – Unknown

“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” – Christian D. Larson

“Every struggle in your life has shaped you into the person you are today. Be thankful for the hard times; they can only make you stronger.” – Unknown

“Your life is your message to the world. Make it inspiring.” – Unknown

“Let your faith be bigger than your fears.” – Unknown

“Live out of your imagination, not your history.” – Stephen Covey

“Don’t let your struggles become your identity.” – Unknown

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius

“Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.” – Robert Schuller

“Just keep swimming.” – Dory (From Finding Nemo)

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” ― Maya Angelou

“Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” – William James

“Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.” – Susan Gale

“Hardship often prepares an ordinary person for an extraordinary destiny.” – C.S. Lewis

“When you’re feeling your worst, that’s when you get to know yourself the best.” – Leslie Grossman

“He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“The difficulties of life are intended to make us better, not bitter.” – Unknown

“You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.” – Walt Disney

“Defeat is simply a signal to press onward.” – Helen Keller



Some encouraging words I wrote:

* See a dear friend in your position. What would you say to encourage them? – Kevin Ngo

* Challenges are inevitable. Getting back up however, is a choice. – Kevin Ngo

* Are you really going to let this defeat you? After all the work, sweat, and tears you have put into this, you are going to give up now? – Kevin Ngo

* You’re not alone. Many have gone before you. Many will go after you. The important thing to keep in mind is that you need to keep on going. – Kevin Ngo

* You may think you know your limits but you don’t. You’re capable of far more than you realize. – Kevin Ngo

* Root for yourself even if you’re the only one. Even if no one believes in you, you have to at least believe in yourself. – Kevin Ngo

* No matter what, today will come to an end and tomorrow will arrive, leaving you one less day to live. You can either sit there and waste another day feeling sorry for yourself or you can get up and do something about it. – Kevin Ngo

* You’re more than your past failures and mistakes. You’re more than what you’ve been demonstrating up to this point in your life. Don’t let your screw ups define you. Instead, let your potential guide you toward becoming the person you want to be. – Kevin Ngo

* Things could be worse, much worse. Consider yourself lucky that things aren’t worse than they are. – Kevin Ngo

* If you’re still breathing, it’s not the end and as long as it’s not yet the end, make the remainder of your life worth living. – Kevin Ngo

* Sometimes, not achieving your current goal is exactly what needed to happen in order for you to step up your game and experience greatness. – Kevin Ngo

* If you’re going through the pain of a break up, realize that the odds of that person being your perfect match is incredibly low. In other words, there’s a very good chance that you will find someone much better. – Kevin Ngo

* We tend to learn the most when things don’t go as we had hoped. If anything, past failures can make you better prepared to take advantage of greater opportunities. – Kevin Ngo

* Things will turn out okay not because it’s a guarantee that your situation will improve but because you have the strength to deal with anything life can throw at you and the power to turn things around if you choose to do so. – Kevin Ngo

* The ups and downs of life, it’s all part of the life experience package. Without the downs, the ups won’t feel as good. Without the absence of the sun during a storm, you won’t appreciate the warmth of its light when it eventually reappears. – Kevin Ngo

* You’ve got one life to live; one life to experience all that life has to offer. Embrace it while you still can. – Kevin Ngo

* Sometimes, it helps to take a step back and look at the grand scheme of things. Perhaps then you’ll realize just how silly it would be to spend another minute worrying and stressing about things you won’t even care about or remember a year from now. – Kevin Ngo

* Life can be tough and even unfair at times. I don’t really have an answer as to why certain things happen but I do know that these are usually the moments in life where the potential for personal growth is the greatest. Diamonds are created under intense pressure. Muscles are built by overcoming tremendous resistance. You could either let these moments in life break you or use them to become a mentally stronger person. – Kevin Ngo

* How far you can go in life is yet to be seen. Don’t let other people’s limited beliefs about what’s possible diminish your potential. – Kevin Ngo

* Losing someone dear to you can be one of the toughest things to go through but you’ll get through it when enough time has passed. Keep in mind that they wouldn’t want you to stop embracing your life because of their passing. If anything, they’d rather you take this as a sign to live life to the fullest if you haven’t been doing so already. – Kevin Ngo

* Through our failures and setbacks, we can become wiser and more mentally prepared to deal with future obstacles. The problem is, we usually don’t realize the value of the experience until later on since we can be too emotionally involved. If you’re struggling through something right now, chances are, it won’t be for no reason. You’ll eventually find some sort of benefit from this experience even if it may not be obvious at the moment. – Kevin Ngo

* When you think about just how short a human life is compared to time itself, you’ll realize how insignificant our problems are in the whole grand scheme of things. No matter what you’re going through, it’s all temporary. Work on letting go of all the unnecessary stress you’re carrying around in order to have more time and mental energy to enjoy life. – Kevin Ngo

* When life gets you down and no one is there to help lift you back up, you can either continue waiting for someone to come along to help you, stay down, or decide that you’re strong enough to lift yourself back up. – Kevin Ngo

* If you feel like your life sucks, it’s a sign that something needs to change. If you don’t like where you are in life, do something about it. Improve yourself, daily. Sitting there and feeling sorry for yourself isn’t going to change anything. Plenty of people have turned their entire life around just by deciding to do so. Realize that you have the power to determine your own destiny. You can either waste it and live an unhappy life or use it to design and enjoy an incredible life. – Kevin Ngo

* Give yourself some time to heal, but not too much time. Misery can be addictive and no matter how comfortable it can make you feel at times, hanging on to it will only make things worse. – Kevin Ngo

More Encouraging Words (my book)

An uplifting song: Broken Girl

More Encouraging Videos

If you have any favorite words of encouragement you’d like to share, feel free to leave them in the comments below. Thanks!


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  1. No matter what you're going through remember that God is bigger than any situation… Give it to Him!

    1. He will help carry our burdens when they are to heavy,to painful bring them to jesus and leave them with him.

  2. Got me through two tough tests!! Thank you! Tumelo Moreri, South Africa

  3. am touched with your words .God bless you.

  4. i like what im reading and would like more,i find that i need positive words everyday so i can move on with my life about someone breaking my heart..

  5. i enjoy every bit of it. God bless you.

  6. I like a lot it helped me a lot God bless you

  7. Apart from the challenge you go through!
    God then gives you a bigger challenge “to conquer”

      1. Philippians4v 13 I can do all things in him who strengthens me

  8. Indeed, there is power in those words.

  9. Sit tight, fasten your belt, aim high and don’t lose your vision. You are blessed.

  10. God bless u guys love dis words

  11. We all have burdens,Its how we carry them that matters.Sometimes we lose a loved one and were put right to the test but don’t go criticizing the one who knows the best he has given us many comforts he has the right to take away.May the Lord be praised in glory forever let us pray.

  12. Do what you want to do today because tomorrow may be too late

    1. This is so true. Just a few days back, on a weekday, 2 very young boys in Singapore were cycling but a freak accident happened. They were knocked down by a heavy vehicle and both died instantly. Prior to their death, the family did have an outing together over the weekend. Almost the entire nation grief for the parents’ loss ( they only had these 2 boys ). Hope GOD will give them the strength to live.

  13. “When the sun and moon are still there to see, then there is always a new day for you that life must be go on”…

  14. In all we do, God sees us and gives us strength to press on

  15. You only fail when you stop trying, so never give up.

  16. words of encouragement makes me happier and hopefully live life without any fear at all.

  17. Please , be sending me words of encoragement,
    Francis Koroma.

  18. Grt words up thre, I culdnt stop reading

  19. How can I get this all sent to me daily?

    1. If you comment and check the box below the submit button, you’ll get notified whenever someone makes a comment on this page.

  20. in all you do, try to make your best the best. solomon fiscian

  21. God will never allow His own children to suffer any loss. You are who you are through His grace in your life.

  22. I like wat I’m reading,,,,,it is so challenging!!!!! i need more positive words everyday……THANXS….May God bless you as he bless Me….

  23. Be blessed,be happy,you can do it,god is with than who can be against
    You,money is on the way,hope faith grace strive endure to the,love
    peace joy & happiness…it is easy, it is light,and most of all……you
    Have POWER

  24. “Do the thing you fear the most and the death of fear is certain” by Dale Carnegie

  25. I am really impressed with what i’ve seen here….God bless u guys…. i want more of these please


  27. Nobody has the right to make you sad. No one can deny you happiness. Learn to avoid nasty people, ignore hurtful comments and don’t hesitate to tell annoying people to go away. Stay around people that make you happy and important because you won’t live twice. If you let anyone make it a sad life for you, it will still be your loss and you won’t get another lifetime to enjoy.

    1. hey hey this is just wonderful. thanks man for this i need some more encouraging words.

      1. It’s amazing to see another Dorcas…….

  28. I love these.

  29. I love this, no more impossibilities in my dictionary. Everything is possible

  30. be encourage friends! the devil is powerful, but God is in control!!!….

    1. Thank for the mostly wonderfully word of encouragement to may God bless you, keep on the work.

  31. * Wonderful in the eyes of the God * Christ is between all,to let us to see and experience how much we are wonderful in His eyes,living by the will of the Lord * Praise God * The Lord bless,heals and protect you * Amen *

  32. My people, if you have knowledge give room for others to light their canddle in it.

  33. Am go through something but reading this gives me some of the solution. Thanks…….

  34. I am so happy to find this site i love what i read and i want to read more everyday. Thank you.Godbless to all!

  35. But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear what they fear; do not be frightened.”
    Take courage… 1 PATER 3:14

  36. Good work done, keep it up

  37. I feel very great,like l’m on top of the world.Thanks!

  38. words of encourgement help me through a lot of tough times

  39. Thanx 4 d healing admin. I just feel better i was close 2 suicide

    1. Glad you’re okay. Don’t ever give up hope.

  40. Thank you very much for this. I have a huge obstacle that I am about to tackle by next week, and I’ve been preparing for it in the past 3 months. I just hope that I’ll do good on the day of my exam, and these stuff in ur blog kind of help me calm my nerves. Thanks.

    1. My heart has lightened, my mind calmed of chatter, my feet stand steady and balance on this Magnificent Mother Earth! Your hearts expressions my sisters and brothers, have cleared the fear from my chest and head!! My swelling, liberated Heart is released from its imaginary cage?…because of you, because of you!!!!!!

      Blessings surround us all

  41. Grateful for the encouraging words in my dire hours.

  42. Losing a loved one with whom you shared a great part of life brings deep feelings of grief, pain and loneliness. I was there! But looking closer inside,I found Christ Jesus who restored my JOY in a much greater volume.
    I’m really inspired by your words.

    1. Deeply happy for your discovery!

  43. I need more of these.

  44. am so inspired with the encouraging words, and will love to receive them as and when they are posted.

    1. I don’t currently have a mailing list / newsletter but you can check out my Facebook page for daily quotes.

  45. Never make permanent decisions based on temporal circumstances

  46. Amazing! need more please

  47. “In the end, everything will be okay. And if everything isn’t okay, then it’s not the end.”

  48. Do not tell God how big is your problem. Tell your problem how big is God

  49. ”What seems nasty, painful, evil, can be become a source of beauty, joy and strength if faced with an open mind.”

  50. Never get tired of doing litle things for others Sometimes those litle things occupy the biggest part of their hearts. “The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you.

  51. I really like reading these words. It helps me alot.

  52. send me daily quotes pls

    1. I don’t currently have a mailing list / newsletter but you can check out my Facebook page for daily quotes.

  53. Stop feeling sorry and looking down at yourself all the time when things are not going your way. Go out there and raise your head high and keep on trying and bealive in yourself and do remember, with God by your side everything is possible. God bless

  54. So encouraged:-)

  55. Powerful words indeed

  56. I am going through a lot right now with my family job and my self just when I thought things were fine seems as though distraction stepped in…I need God to help me I see that I can’t do it on my own and I hope. He can see my sincerity I truly am sorry for turning my back even just a little bit on Him please pray God looks past my mistakes and guides me to a higher place

  57. Funny. It’s just a little video. Something I should be able to say to myself. But it helped me right this moment. So very much. This too shall pass. Thank you. From the bottom of my heart. My unborn and I thank you.

  58. Today
    By David W Guess (11/23/2011)

    Today is my day. I will except no other. I will pray for strength and guidance. I will care for myself as I do for others. I will accomplish with steadfast dedication what my heart desires most. I will learn from my mistakes but not dwell on the losses of the past. Today is like no other day. Today is an adventure that will gracefully unfold. I will cherish the moments that are important to me. I will live today as the first day of my life. And when the light of the passing day begins to fade and the stars begin to glisten through the heavens, I will thank the Lord for my wonderful day. I will know……… this was my day.

  59. Please send me motivational quotes daily for free. appreciate it, thank you very much

  60. The best way to correct your past is by using your children.Sometimes you might not be able to accomplish your aims and ambitions in life. You wish you will be able to come back as a child to re-correct your past to amend your future.
    Life has it’s own chances ones you have wasted your chance it another turn
    By Michael Allotey

  61. Am really inspired by these words…thnks a lot…

  62. Your words gave me hope.

  63. Where there is blame, there can be no forgiveness. Where there is no forgiveness, there can be no freedom. Where there is no freedom, there can be no truth. Where there is no truth, there can be no LOVE…

  64. Although at times life may seem dark remember you have to survive the night to see the light

  65. i m down this morning but your words has lifted me up God bless you

  66. Truly inspiring! God bbless u.

  67. Never u look down on someone in life or judge them by appearance because a mans worth is found within and the one you taught may be the list important may be the source of your breakthrough.

  68. i really love this,it keeps me going…

  69. Live is spiritual and beautiful,with all its beauty yet full of challenges.Great words like your has the ability to uplift any person no matter how low or sag a persons spirit is.

  70. I m very equipped by what i have read i m interested to be reading these nice words everyday.

  71. I am very pleased with these words of encouragement. May God bless u

  72. Sometime life have it way of knocking you. Always remember God is testing your faith.

  73. The road to success is always under construction, don’t expect everything 2 go as planned. Just persevere and be committed , and u will see yourself achieving it.

  74. Never deprive someone’s hope,it might be all they have;

  75. Am very glad i got to know about this site. Will always visit for some encouragement.

  76. Thanks 4 the words, they’re indeed inspiring and encouraging. I’m relieved.

  77. I love what I am reading

  78. I love being motivated to make me still alive with the current challenging works.

  79. Time is the best counselor

  80. Amazing words!

  81. Only in the depth of despair do we find reasons to go on,
    Only when surrounded with sorrow do we strive even harder for happiness,
    Only when the darkness of self doubt creeps in does hipe shine bright,
    Only when are guilt weighs down on us do we truly face the truth of our folly,
    Only when we decide to make right the wrongs in our life can we begin to mend bridges to a positive and productive future. :)

  82. this is gud…i feel strong each time i read this…thnx so much!

  83. i feel great! This words are poweeful! I was dieing of heart brake! Now i am lifted!

  84. The words are really well written God bless u all

  85. “If you want something you’ve never had, do something you’ve never done.”

    as you lo0k in your situation n0w, may be you see it as God is no where. Or it can be God is now here. Its a matter of perspective.

  87. A word of encouragement in times of challenge is worth 24hours of praise after success.

  88. Lot’s of great quotes that i’ve not read before!! How refreshing!!

  89. Don’t think so much about who is for or against your . rather give all your care that God be with you in all that you do.

  90. Never get tired of waiting for God . for, God’s time is the best.

  91. I’m inspired and lifted. Thank u Lord Jesus.

  92. So blessed by all those quotes and comments. I love it :) Thankyou very much..

  93. Am moved with your quotes. Thanks very much

  94. I feel very blessed and encouraged. Today is a new day to rejoice in His wisdom and grace.

  95. Thank you so much. These quotes help me walking through these tough moments of my life. God bless you!

  96. Keep your mind entuned to the instructions in the of light and life.

  97. ohhh words of motivationa and ecouragement kepps me going and i impore u tendlyy to kind send me words od motivations daily over my email, pls

  98. Encourage by the thoughts. Thanks

  99. Not all battles are ours to fight. Do what you can, and trust that GOD will do the rest.

  100. Inspired by your words…sometimes i wonder why am living but i know for sure thay God is in control…Ebola is spreading throughout West Africa, God please save us

  101. Everytime when you do the right things you hurt the people you love. just keep going…they’ll come around… By Russel

  102. Don’t let what is around you to influence you from getting what you want to achieve.

    Be transparent so that,what people see within you,to get it

  103. Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible. “

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