I find a good dose of liquorice soon sorts me out! "Encouragement works when there's fear invovled"
I don't understand this at all. There is fear of change, fear of failure, fear of the unknown, fear of committment and fears of similar ilk but where is the fear involved in encouragement? If anything love and it's fruit - encouragement, are the antidote to fear. "There is no fear in love; perfect love drives out all fear."