ENCOUR'AGEMENT, noun The act of giving courage, or confidence of success; incitement to action or to practice; incentive. We ought never to neglect the encouragement of youth in generous deeds. The praise of good men serves as an encouragement of virtue and heroism.
1. That which serves to incite, support, promote or advance, as favor, countenance, rewards, profit. A young man attempted the practice of law, but found little encouragement The fine arts find little encouragement among a rude people.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
When you want to direct someone toward the good, first put him at peace bodily and honor him with words of love. For nothing inclines such a man to shame and induces him to cast of his vice and be changed for the better as do bodily goods and honor, which he sees in you. Then, with love tell him a word or two, and do not be inflamed with anger toward him. Do not let him see any cause of enmity toward you. For love does not know how to lose its temper. (St. Isaac the Syrian, Homilies, 85,57).
ITS NOT WHETHER YOU GET KNOCKED DOWN, ITS WHETHER YOU GET UP