One of the most striking things that I recall from doing this race is that it’s always the marathoners who are cheering on the half-marathoners.Dr. Tyler Schwanz
- We tend to be more focused on self-promotion than on celebration of others.
- The greatest barrier to becoming a cheerleader for others is our own insecurity.
- At this very moment, so many of us are wondering whether we are doing a good job.
- Cheering for others requires us to be secure enough that we are willing to take a break from cheering for ourselves.
- Every standing ovation requires the bravery and initiative of one person.
- We have the greatest need for encouragement when the difficulties we face seem to have no end in sight.
- We can never be too busy nor too important to affirm, encourage, and inspire others.
- Energy exerted to cheer for someone else actually gives us fuel for our own race.
- Develop a habit of verbalizing the words, “You’re doing great” and “I believe in you.”
- Send an encouraging card, email, or text to someone in your life who is struggling.
- Create an opportunity to cheer for a person who you consider a critic.
Celebrate Others Often
This Memorial Day, we are reminded that we don’t need to wait for a national holiday to highlight the peace, protection, and purpose that others bring to our lives. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and clinical counselor Steve Rieske diagnose our tendency to celebrate others only occasionally and offer their insights for creating a lifestyle of affirmation and encouragement.
Express Your Appreciation
Often our kindest thoughts remain unspoken and our most encouraging words never come out of our mouths. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Russell Catania spend time discussing the important and life-giving habit of vocalizing our gratitude.
Say It Now
What would you tell that person today if you knew that there was no tomorrow? This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Dr. Tyler Schwanz explore every angle of Michael’s famous 24 Hour Rule.