Relationships INcouraged – 5 – Dispel Discouragement

Relationships INcouraged – 5 – Dispel Discouragement

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Discouragement wants to look bigger and badder than it is so that I think I am unable to relate and therefore unable to reach out. The truth is that once I recognize discouragement then I will be in a position to fight.

Armed to Dispel Discouragement

When I see discouragement acting in someone’s life – or trying to come at me – then I can take the steps to dispel discouragement before trying to move forward.

    1. Be accepting – I don’t need to know where you are right now, where you came from, or even where you are going – I just to accept you as you are without a requirement of explanations or excuses.

    2. Be respectful – make a point to engage in purposeful listening and to not interrupt the concerns with a pre-determined answer.

    3. Be comforting – I can relate to where you are or even empathize with your journey even without understanding it all. I just need to be willing to come along beside you and be there.

    4. Be attentive – make an effort to show attention praise and affirmation, hugs or high fives, or other deliberate and positive actions.

    5. Be approving – not necessarily of actions or behaviors but always approving of the person.

I can’t force someone to break through the darkness of discouragement, but I can reach out my hand and hope that he will take it. As long as I keep reaching, it gives him a little more of a fighting chance to dispel discouragement from his life.

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Kathryn Lang

#Hope builder. #Dream inspirer. Master of “it’s all about #relationships.” Aficionado of inappropriate laughter, Kathryn Lang believe we can all fly and works to help others find the time to make their dreams come true. She shares with people that are trying to walk the tightrope of family, work, and faith – and keep them all in the right balance. Contact Kathryn today to speak or teach at your next event.

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