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* 11 Encouragement (p.2 of 3)

 

11.6�� When you demonstrate support to somebody

 

You�ve got my support.�� Listen�� <�I�m sure your presentation will impress the board of directors. You�ve got my support.�>

You�ve got my backing.�� Listen�� <�Son, I know how tough it is to study. You�ve got my backing.�>

You�ve got my vote.�� Listen�� <�Out of all presidential candidates you are the only one who focuses primarily on economic issues. You�ve got my vote.�>

You can trust me.�� Listen�� A �You can rely on me; I will support you.��� <�I want to help you keep your family together. You can trust me.�>

You can put your trust in me.�� Listen�� <�Mutual assistance is important in these tumultuous times. You can put your trust in me.�>

You can put your faith in me.�� Listen�� <�We are longtime soul mates. You can put your faith in me.�>

You can lean on me.�� Listen�� <�I�ve been your business partner for years. You can lean on me.�>

You can lean on my shoulder.�� Listen�� <�Everyone is against me. The entire world is against me.� � �You can lean on my shoulder.�>

I�ll stand by you.�� Listen�� <�In any conflict I�ll stand by you.�>

I�m standing behind you.�� Listen�� <�At these times of trouble, I�m standing behind you.�>

I�m 100% behind you.�� Listen�� <�You know, I�m the biggest enthusiast of your talent. I�m 100% behind you.�>

I�m with you.�� Listen�� <�I�m with you no matter what.�>

I�m on your side.�� Listen�� <�Whatever happens, I�m on your side.�>

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11.7�� When you encourage somebody by expressing trust

 

I trust you completely.�� Listen�� <�You�ll get out of this ordeal. I trust you completely.�>

I have complete trust in you.�� Listen�� <�It�s very difficult to win this contest. But you can do it. I have complete trust in you.�>

I believe in you completely.�� Listen�� <�You�re a gifted person. I believe in you completely.�>

I have faith in you.�� Listen�� <�You�re a skilled and respected politician. You�ll get reelected. I have faith in you.�>

I have the utmost faith in you.�� Listen�� <�You possess exceptional capabilities. I have the utmost faith in you.�>

I have complete faith in you.�� Listen�� <�I know you will complete this mission. I have complete faith in you.�>

I have confidence in you.�� Listen�� <�You will pass all tests and graduate from college. I have confidence in you.�>

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11.8�� When you encourage somebody by praising their strength

 

You are so strong.�� Listen�� <�You will win this championship. You�re so strong.�>

You don�t know your own strength.�� Listen�� A �You don�t realize how destructively strong you really are.��� <�Give them a good fight. You don�t know your own strength.�>

You�re as strong as an ox.�� Listen�� <�You will crush your opponent. You�re as strong as an ox.�>

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11.9�� When you encourage somebody by offering help

 

I�d be happy to help you.�� Listen�� A �I would help you with pleasure.��� <�You can start your project tomorrow. I would be happy to help you.�>

I�m here for you.�� Listen�� <�Do you need my assistance? I�m here for you.�>

I�m here if you need me.�� Listen�� <�Dear guests, thank you for choosing our bed and breakfast. Here are your rooms. Breakfast is at 9 a.m. I�m here if you need me.�>

If you need me, call.�� Listen�� <�Make yourself comfortable. If you need me, call.�>

If you need me, don�t hesitate to call.�� Listen�� <�You should be comfortable in this room. If you need me, don�t hesitate to call.�>

If there�s anything I can do for you, please let me know.�� Listen�� <�Make yourself at home. If there�s anything I can do for you, please let me know.�>

If there�s anything you need, don�t hesitate to ask.�� Listen�� <�It�s a lovely room.� � �I�m glad you like it. If there�s anything you need, don�t hesitate to ask.�>

If you don�t see what you want, please ask for it.�� Listen�� <�I hope you�re enjoying shopping at our store. If you don�t see what you want, please ask for it. Our sales associates will be happy to help you.�>

Let me know if you need any help.�� Listen�� <�Did you find everything you wanted?� � �Yes, thank you.� � �Good. Let me know if I you need any help.�>

I�ll always be there for you�� Listen�� <�You know, I support everything you do. I�ll always be there for you.�>

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11.10�� When you encourage somebody to be patient

 

Take things lightly.�� Listen�� A �Don�t be too concerned about things. Take things with a degree of indifference.��� <�I know this is a very hard time for you. Don�t be stressed out. Take things lightly.�>

Take things as they come.�� Listen�� <�My car broke down. My boss is angry. And my girlfriend is threatening to leave me.� � �Well, take things as they come.�>

Take it as it comes.�� Listen�� <�I�m in trouble.� � �Take it as it comes.�>

Take things one day at a time.�� Listen�� <�There are so many things that worry me.� � �Take things one day at a time.�>

Take one day at a time.�� Listen�� <�I have one trouble after another.� � �Take one day at a time.�>

Take one step at a time.�� Listen�� <�I�ve got so many problems. I don�t know what to do.� � �Take one step at a time.�>

The best is yet to come.�� Listen�� <�How�re things?� � �Things are really getting tough.� � �Don�t worry. The best is yet to come.�>

It will work out in the end.�� Listen�� <�This work is killing me. I�m exhausted and depressed.� � �Not to worry. It will work out in the end.�>

I am confident it will all work out.�� Listen�� <�My new place of work is really rough. Everybody seems to be so rude.� � �I�m confident it will all work out. Try to make friends with these people.�>

Everything will work itself out.�� Listen�� <�Now it appears like moving to New York City was a mistake.� � �Everything will work itself out. Millions of people have done it before you.�>

In the long run, everything will be OK.�� Listen�� <�I can�t get used to my new life here.� � �Give it time. In the long run, everything will be OK.�>

All in good time.�� Listen�� A �Be patient, the time for an event should be right.��� <�Can I open my birthday presents earlier?� � �Wait. All in good time.�>

Everything in its time.�� Listen�� <�Mother, will I ever get married?� � �Yes, my dear. Everything in its time.�>

There is a time and season for everything.�� Listen�� <�When will we gather fruit in the orchard?� � �It�s too early. The fruit in the orchard aren�t ripe yet. There is a time and season for everything.�>

Give it time.�� Listen�� A �Be patient, in time you will get used to it.��� <�You�ll learn to live here. Give it time.�>

Good things come to those who wait.�� Listen�� <�I�m eager to start working independently.� � �You�ve got to acquire professional skills first. Work under supervision for a while. Good things come to those who wait.�>

Don�t hold your breath.�� Listen�� A �You need to wait a much longer time for a certain event to happen than you can hold your breath, so don�t stop breathing.��� <�Nancy promised me to take care of this problem.� � �Don�t hold your breath. She is never quick on her promise.�>

Hold your horses.�� Listen�� <�When do we counterattack?� � �Hold your horses. All in good time.�>

Don�t get ahead of yourself.�� Listen�� A �Be patient, don�t be too hasty.��� <�I know you want to drive a car. But you are too young to have a driver�s license. Don�t get ahead of yourself.�>

Don�t jump ahead of yourself.�� Listen�� <�I understand that you want to start working as a professional programmer. But you are a college student yet. Don�t jump ahead of yourself.�>

Don�t jump the gun.�� Listen�� A �Don�t start running before you hear a gunshot signal. Don�t start a risky activity before the time is right.��� <�Let our opponent make his move first. Don�t jump the gun�.>

We�ll cross the bridge when we get there.�� Listen�� A �We will deal with a problem when it becomes real.��� <�I don�t want to change anything in our situation. It may change naturally, though. We�ll cross the bridge when we get there.�>

It�s not over �til it�s over.�� Listen�� A �There is still hope until the entire event comes to an end.��� <�Wait! We haven�t lost the game yet. It�s not over �til it�s over.�>

Stay the course.�� Listen�� A �Continue a difficult task even there are arguments against it.��� <�It�s hard to operate your own business, I know. In the long run, everything will be OK. Stay the course.�>

Stick to your guns.�� Listen�� A �Don�t change your viewpoint or course of actions even while under pressure.��� <�Stick to your guns. Unless your opponent has information to the contrary, don�t change your mind.�>

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