“Tough times come to teach, instruct, and to make us stronger.”
In season 25, episode 10, John Eades covers how to find good in tough times. In light of Covid-19 and the death of George Floyd, times are tough. However, we can find good in tough times and help others do the same.
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Finding Good in Tough Times
I can’t recall a more difficult and trying time in history. While each person is being affected by Covid-19 and George Floyd differently, if you are a deep thinker they make you question everything. From how you were raised to what you are doing professionally, and even the strength of your faith.
But tough times come upon us for a reason. They come to teach, instruct, and to make us better. This doesn’t mean tough times are easy or aren’t without real struggle, pain, and even suffering. But it doesn’t have to end there.
You can find good in tough times.
Not only can you find good, but you can help others find good as well.
Encourage Others in Tough Times
There are different ways to help others find good in tough times but none more important than encouraging them. The word encourage is defined as; to give support, confidence, or hope to someone. When you encourage someone else it goes right to their heart. The word encourage comes from the pre-fix “en” to put into and the latin word “core” which means heart.
Simple Phrases to Encourage Others
- “You can do this.”
- “You were born for this.”
- “The difference you are making will add up over time.”
- “If it were easy, everyone would do it.”
- “You haven’t given up yet for a reason, you know deep down your worthy.”
- “You are a blessing”
About the Author: John Eades is the CEO of LearnLoft, a leadership development company making virtual training easy and effective. He was named one of LinkedIn’s Top Voices in Management & Workplace. John is also the author of Building the Best: 8 Proven Leadership Principles to Elevate Others to Success and host of the “Follow My Lead” Podcast, a show that transfers stories and best practices from today’s leaders to the leaders of tomorrow. You follow him on Instagram @johngeades.