Encouragement Manifests Self-Actualization

The below sayings epitomize what self-actualization is all about — that is encouragement to discover and develop the inner genius and latent talents that reside in ALL of us.


“ Words have the power to both destroy and heal.

When words are both true and kind, they can change our world. ”

— Buddha






” When God looks at us he sees all the promise and talents he has given us.

If only we could see ourselves as He does! “

— Ken Rolheiser




“ Treat people as if they were what they ought to be . . .

. . . and you help them to become what they are capable of being. ”

— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe





” Be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits.

When we all help one another, everybody wins. “

— Jim Stovall




” Always be generous with your encouraging words . . .

. . . you may find they will inspire others to be the best they can be. “

— Catherine Pulsifer


” If everyone received the encouragement they need to grow, the genius in most everyone would blossom and the world would produce abundance beyond our wildest dreams. “

— Sidney Madwed

” I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm in others the greatest asset I possess. The way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. ” 

— Charles M. Schwab (no association with the investment firm)


” Words of encouragement fan the spark of genius . . .

. . . into the flame of achievement. “

— Wilferd Arlan Peterson


” If your actions inspire others . . .

. . . to dream more, learn more, do more and become more . . .

. . . you are a leader. “

— John Quincy Adams


” Give the others a fine reputation to live up to . . .

. . . and then watch them fulfill it. “

— Dale Carnegie

The music video below reflects Olympic self-actualization at its best and it is set to the score of Whitney Houston’s One Moment in Time.  You can be sure EVERY one of these champions received regular doses of encouragement to ultimately reach the pinnacle of their respective sports.  If you’re like most, you will be emotionally moved and your spirits will be raised . . . so please enjoy.

[A short advertisement precedes this video.]

About Spencer C. Young

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