Words of Encouragement in Spanish

Quick Answer

Everyone needs a little encouragement from time to time. That’s why we’ve put together a list of palabras de ánimo(encouraging words) and dichos motivadores(motivational sayings) you can use to encourage someone in Spanish.

Encouraging One-Liners

The people closest to you need to hear your encouragement the most. Here are some easy-to-learn phrases you can use to motivate a friend, family member, or student.

Hang in there!
Cheer up!
¡Así se hace!
Way to go!
¡Bien hecho!
Good job!
Cree en ti mismo.
Believe in yourself.
Creo en ti.
I believe in you.
¡Eso es!
You got it!
Mantente fuerte.
Stay strong.
No dejes de intentarlo.
Don’t stop trying.
No te rindas.
Don’t give up.
¡Sigue así!
Keep up the good work! / Keep it up!
Simplemente hazlo lo mejor que puedas.
Just do the best you can.
¡Sí se puede!
You can do it!
¡Tú puedes!
You got this!
Come on!

Sayings for Overcoming Obstacles

A famous quote by Albert Einstein goes as follows, “En medio de la dificultad reside la oportunidad.” (In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.) Let’s help others overcome obstacles by learning common sayings that will motivate them to stay positive in the face of adversity!

Cada intento equivocado es un paso más cerca del éxito.
Every failure is a step closer to success.
Cree en ti y todo será posible.
Anything is possible when you believe in yourself.
En ocasiones tienes que pasar por lo peor para llegar a lo mejor.
Sometimes you have to go through the worst to get the best.
Eres mucho más fuerte de lo que crees.
You are much stronger than you think.
Es duro fracasar, pero es todavía peor no haber intentado nunca triunfar.
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
Lo que no te mata te hace más fuerte.
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.
Lo mejor está por venir.
The best is yet to come.
Nunca un fracaso, siempre una lección.
Never a failure, always a lesson.
Puedes hacer todo lo que te propongas.
You can do anything you put your mind to.
Todo esfuerzo tiene su recompensa.
Hard work pays off.