The Power of a Pep Talk! Sometimes a good old-fashioned pep talk can work wonders. Encouragement can give you the courage you need to move beyond fear. Write one out in advance so that you can give it to yourself when you need it. Or maybe you have a friend or family member who is good at pep talks that you could call and ask for one. Here’s one to get you started… I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. --Jesus (John 16:33).