Discouraging words are statements or insinuations that persuade or prevents someone from making certain decisions. This short story title; Do not Listen to discouraging Words! is a story that motivates and encourages people to be persistent.
A group of frogs were travelling through the woods, and two of them fell into a deep pit. When the other frogs saw how deep the pit was, they told the two frogs that they were as good as dead.