We cannot live by encouragement or discouragement. This way of living results in a life of ups and downs — more downs than ups, actually.
How many times have you felt like not getting out of the bed in the morning to go to work or school, but you did anyway? At that moment, you overcame the feeling of discouragement and took action. You got up because you had to. Otherwise, there would have been consequences.
Ignore discouragement and simply do what you have to do. Encouragement usually follows. But if it doesn’t, learn to carry on without it.