BE ENCOURAGED! ON PURPOSE!
When it’s all said and done, encouragement is your responsibility. You can call a friend, talk to a parent or sibling, even a counselor, but in the end, only you can allow yourself to be encouraged. Only you can accept the responsibility of your own attitude.
The challenge is what about when life is in true and complete turmoil. A dear friend has cancer, you’ve lost a job, your child is making unseemly choices; whatever it is, only you can monitor you. You are your own responsibility. Even though we can not change many of the things that happen to us, we can change our attitude. Know yourself. What encourages you? What helps you? What propels you to take one more step and move forward? Keeping these things in mind will help in the end.