True strength isn’t measured by how many pounds you can lift or how much you’re able to resist the storms of life or the terrible things people do around you. When you discover your inner strength, you’ll realize its actually quite different.
A strong person isn’t someone who resists, but acts. She’s someone who doesn’t tolerate, instead dares to change. She says “NO” to carrying more burdens, to grinning and bearing it, to hiding her frustration.
Only when you become fully aware of your ability to change your reality will you set aside your fears and insecurity. After all, it’s up to you leave behind the land of unhappiness and fight for balance, inner peace, and psychological health.
Today, we want to remind you of all the inner strength you have and should use. You have the power live in peace with what you want, what you have, and what you do.
The road to get there isn’t easy, but it’s worth it.
Discover your inner strength
Maybe when you look in the mirror all you see is fragility, exhaustion, or someone who left yesterday’s happiness behind and now walks in a routine, blurry world.
Open your eyes and look again.
Underneath furrowed brow, those gray days, and that mouth that doesn’t break out in laughter any longer, is a wonderful inner world that you should feed, take care of, and watch out for.
You need to take care of your inner universe in order to flourish again. If you’re well inside, you’ll be well outside. Your energy will come back, along with your enthusiasm, hopes, and that incredible beauty that those who rediscover their strength have.
Try to reflect on these dimensions of change.
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Your strength of character
Your strength of character is made up of your particular way of thinking, feeling, wanting, and behaving.
- It reflects the best of you and shows your positive identity.
- Psychology reminds us that this strength of character is what gives us our identity, determination, and everything we have acquired over time.
It includes goodness, nobility, creativity, discernment, humility, prudence, humor, spirituality, equality, hope, respect, leadership…
You’re good at more than one thing. These are your talents. You make a name for yourself because of them, and they define you.
- Talents are innate and generally have a biological component.
- Some people have an early attraction to music, drawing, sports, nature, math…
- Remember what your talents are and let’s see their potential: these are what make you stand out from the rest.
- Unlike talents, your abilities are your strong points that you’ve developed with practice, education, or self-education.
- Many of us acquire certain abilities over a long period of time. Then, for whatever reason, you stop doing them.
- You may have started new projects because your life changed, or because other people and things came in. After all, people often shelve that which once gave them such joy.
It might be time to come back to them, start enjoying them again, or even make them your job or way of life. Think about it.
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Your values are your most durable beliefs, principles, or ideals that nothing can threaten.
Your values reside in your thoughts and feelings, as well as how you act and relate with others.
If you ever walk away from them, or if they get away from you, you stop being you. Low self-esteem and unhappiness follows.
Without a doubt, resilience is your biggest inner strength.
It is what has helped you get back up after tough times and learn from them. Plus, it’s helped you make yourself into a new person: stronger, braver, and worthy.
Never forget the flame of resilience that burns in you. It comes in conjunction with your other strengths: your values, abilities, talents, and character.
They all make up who you are and construct an exceptional human being.
We’re so much stronger than we think. However, we just forget sometimes. We let ourselves be carried along by life, reading the script that others give us until we hardly remember that we are made special, unique, and one-of-a-kind.
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