I have personally helped to encourage a special person in my life. He came from a very unfortunate situation where he was put down everyday and told not to try new things. He was told not to ask questions and that it wasn't necessary to get educated. I made it my goal to change his life for the better, to really make a difference. After long talks about different career choices and jobs and many encouraging stories, I was able to help him see the world differently. He began to attend a training school, form a well written resume, buy a car and establish a good amount of savings in the bank. He soon became confident in who they were. This in turn helped him to stand up to the negative people in his life and realize he had the power to achieve. Now he has new job opportunities, new friends, respected coworkers and letters of recommendation which he never thought were possible. This in turn has helped how he communicates socially with others and is able to formulate goals. He's a different person today. Now he can hold his head up high and know that anything can be achieved. You are more powerful than you think!!
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