~Encouragement from friends and family. Surround yourselves with people who build you up, not tear you down.
~Encouragement from self. We are so quick to put ourselves down. Make an effort to praise yourself, to look in the mirror and remind yourself how special you are. Be specific.
~Encouragement from God. "For God so loved the world that He gave us His only son." (John 3:16) If you were the only person who believed in God, He would have still sent His son to die for you. THAT'S how special you are!
And, lastly, take this encouragement and pass it on to others. When we are helping build others up, we in turn build ourselves up. It's a win/win.