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"Never underestimate the power of a single encouraging word."

Updated: May 3, 2023

[#quoteoftheday💬] "Never underestimate the power of a single encouraging word." - John Maxwell. For me, both in a #lesson, and in my own learning endeavours, there is a word I feel I'm always nudging myself, my learners and my workshop participants & teachers to add to the end of sentences:

✅ "Yet"

It's a tiny word that shifts perspective and gives a huge amount of wiggle room good learning to happen. This word can provide the fuel to carry on, even when it's hard:

🙇🏻‍♀️✨You don't know that word... yet.

🙇🏻‍♀️✨You can't say that right... yet.

🙇🏻‍♀️✨You haven't come across that character... yet.

Another one I read about that changes perspective to shift to gratitude:

✅ "Get"

Another tiny word that packs a positive punch:

🙇🏾‍♂️✨You don't have to talk to that person.. you *get* to talk to them.

🙇🏾‍♂️✨You don't have to do that practice homework for class... you *get* to do it.

🙇🏾‍♂️✨You don't want to be the speaker for that group? You *get* to be the speaker.

Yet & Get.

Two tiny words that come packed with big, positive, perspective and energy shifts, especially helpful for learning and growing with an attitude rooted in gratitude.

From your view, do you have a similar a word you use all the time to turn things into #positivity for your learners? Have you ever been told something that uplifted you just when you needed it? How can you use words and language today to be more positive or encouraging?

I welcome #teachers and #facilitators to share your thoughts in the comments 💬, or to take a moment for personal reflection on this one today. 💭


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