Nothing discourages you but yourself. Events do not discourage you. What you make of them discourages you. Be the encourager of yourself.
You fall into the trap of thinking of all that you have to do and have not done, and your enthusiasm is dampened. Think of nothing, and you will be encouraged.
Your thoughts can be anything you want. You can lift yourself with your thoughts, or you can put yourself down. Your thoughts tell you that you have succeeded or failed, as if success and failure are all there is. You have made these two seeming opposites your criterion.
If you must think, think in terms of being. You are a being. A being cannot always be doing. Sometimes a being just has to be.
Being is not indulging. Being isn’t an excuse for not doing. At those times when you are solely being, you are…
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