It’s shockingly easy to discourage others. It takes no skill to knock people down. It's the joy of fools to drag down.
Leaders encourage - losers discourage.
Discouragement comes quickly, easily, and without thought. Encouragement - positive momentum - is a fragile flame that requires fuel, protection, and repetition.
Encouragement fuels success;
discouragement destroys it.
Nine ways to discourage others: