Encouraging Poems Page 4


Results and Actions
Poet: Julie Hebert, 2012

If one day you decide you want,
Something of your own.
You'll have to do a little work,
Be like a dog after a bone.

Do not expect what you want,
To come knocking at your door.
No matter what it is you want,
You'll have to dig you own hole.

Good things do not come to those that wait,
But come to those that do.
If you want it bad enough,
You'll have to see it through.

So get up off your couch,
And decide your next action.
Make something happen for yourself,
And see results and feel satisfaction.


encourage yourself each and every day
While encouraging others is a great thing to do,
make sure you encourage yourself each and every day!
Encouraging Quotes



What Wouldn`t Happen?
Poet: K. Hooton, 2005

What would you do?
What would you say?
What would you think?

What would you do if I tore down your flawless walls?
If I took away your only chance of hiding?

What would you say if took away the cards?
If I unwrote all the rules?

What would you think if
I told you how I felt about you?
If I asked you if you felt it too?

What would happen if we just knew?
If things were a little clearer?

I'll tell you what would happen
It would take away the fun of finding out,
What you would do.
What you would say.
What you would think.


Life is often what we make it
Words of Encouragement


In The Battle
Poet: Unknown

If a trouble binds you, break it;
Life is often what we make it,
Good or ill - and so we take it;
Let not disappointment fret you,
If a seeming ill beset you,
Cast it off, and hopeful get you
On your way -
As you make it, so you take it,
In the battle every day.

If your genius slumber, wake it;
For our life is what we make it;
As we shape it, so we take it;
If we hunt for care or sorrow,
We shall only always borrow
Trouble from a better morrow
Every day -
As we make it, so we take it -
So the life will run away.

If the heart is thirsty, slake it;
If a blessing offers, take it;
For our life is what we make it;
Joy abounds in happy faces;
Pleasure lives in rosy places;
Let us court the goodly graces
By the way;
And we'll take it as we make it
In the battle every day.

Dig the garden, smooth it, rake it;
For the math is what you make it;
As you work it. so you take it;
Sit not idly hoping, dreaming -
Wrapt in fancy's futile teeming;
Victory does not come by scheming -
Strike and stay!
As you make it, so you take it,
If you faint not by the way.


Year to Year
Poet: Henry van Dyke

Let me but live my life from year to year,
With forward face and unreluctant soul,
Not hastening to, nor turning from the goal;
Nor mourning things that disappear
In the dim past, nor holding back in fear
From what the future veils; but with a whole
And happy heart, that pays its toll
To youth and age, and travels on with cheer.
So let the way wind up the hill or down,
Through rough or smooth, the journey will be joy,
Still seeking what I sought when but a boy --
New friendship, high adventure, and a crown,
I shall grow old, but never lose life's zest,
Because the road's last turn will be the best.


I shall grow old, but never lose life's zest
Quotes about Life


Inspirational Quotes for Reflection:
"Inspiring self is integral to the never-ending journey of becoming a better person. Without it, the inspiration we receive from others does us no good." Ryan Jump

"The only way to stop yourself from giving up is to be true to yourself." Eshraq Jiad

"Why do most of us place severe limitations on ourselves in order to avoid failure, even to the point of sacrificing our dreams?" Suresh Basandra


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