How To Discover The Real Inner Strength Within You
"What inner strength lies within me? Where can I find it?"
"I've been going thru some pretty hard times for way too long. I need some strength!"
"I see so many other people get through bad times with ease. How can I do the same as them?"
"I've abandoned hope of being happy. I never felt this way before. What can I do?"
Even though life can be a fantastic ride, sometimes it can also knock the wind out of your sails and spin you for a loop.
When tough times trigger your insecurities, you can discover an inner strength that will successfully get you through practically anything.
Try these ideas to get started:
Reflect on the tough times you've had before.
Ask yourself how you got through it. What did you do? What did you think? What did you tell yourself? Your resilience will become evident as you do this exercise and give you real hope for the future in dealing with other obstacles.
What tough times have you gone thru?
Learn to talk to yourself in positive, encouraging ways.
Positive self-talk will help you build up your inner strength.
How do you speak to yourself?
Allow yourself time to think through whatever the situation is. It's okay to feel confused. Be patient!
How patient are you?
Consider who you regard as role models or mentors.
You selected those people because you respect and admire them. They're strong enough people that you want to emulate them.
Who can you emulate?
Reflect & build.
Reflect on what you've done or been through that you're most proud of. Was it making it through college although you had to work while you attended classes? Maybe it was moving out on your own for the first time and figuring out you could take care of yourself.
What can you build on?
Meet challenges head on.
You can probably recall a time when you felt afraid or weren't sure you could succeed, but you stood up and met the challenge head on.
Can you "fake it till you make it?"
Discovering your inner strength is possible, even in the toughest of times.
Following the above six steps will help you discover your courage and resourcefulness.
And with this self-understanding, you can handle anything.
Go for it!