Inner Strength - Written by me on 11/1/2006
Sometimes in life we are faced with decisions, circumstances, and situations that feel overwhelming. Fear and confusion can consume us if we are not diligent and see ourselves as strong and able to accomplish anything we want or live through anything life throws at us.
They say the power of positive thinking is strong, and I agree. The mind is a powerful thing, I agree with that too.
If we can bring ourselves to a point where we believe that no matter what obstacles life throws at us, that we can push through and persevere, and make it to our ultimate goals... then the people on this earth would be a lot happier.
Not many things in life can be accomplished easily. Especially for those who do not have someone else paying their way or a huge mental support team backing them up and cheering them on. If you can believe in yourself, and pull from your own strength inside of yourself, then you will reach heights that you never imagined you are possible of achieving.
How do you find that inner strength? I don't know some magical formula that will wahlah make you tap into it. You just have to want something and not be scared to go for it no matter what circumstances surround you. Some use the power of faith in a higher being to help them find their inner strength.
Whether it be an awesome job, a better healthier body, a new frame of mind, or even a whole new life... if you can focus on that thing you want more than anything and take the first step to getting there, making the decision that this is really what you want, then you just may find that hidden source of strength that you've repressed all too long.
First you have to figure out what it is you really want though. You can't be full of indecision and doubt and flip flopping on "Do I want this or do I want this". Confusion and question about your goals and decisions will try to sneak in tear you down. Those thoughts and feelings are natural. You just have to work through them.
Tell yourself that you want this and you are going to follow through with what you have started. Do not give up on yourself no matter what. Do not let the chastising of others bring you down. Take from that and know that one day you will be where you want and happy and accomplished and they will still be where they were at when they tried to ridicule you and bring you down.
It's unfortunate but most people in this life do not want to see someone be more successful than them, some people just do not want others to succeed period and will do everything in their power to make you feel ridiculous for what you are trying to do with yourself. If everyone you knew dropped out of your life you would still be able to carry on with living.
Do not worry about what others think; keep pushing keep diligent and persistent. You'll make it to where it is you want to be. Your own strength, your own support system within you, is the strongest thing you have. Inner strength and believing in you can overcome anything. If you know what you are doing is right for you then follow through and accomplish that or those things that you desire in your heart. You may start a wildfire within yourself. Accomplish one goal, then you'll be set to give it a go at the next.
Your inner strength is waiting to be tapped, so start looking for it and you just may find it.
That blog is as true to me today as it was 5 years ago. Having the support of others is a gratifying and comfortable thing. But as I've learned sometimes you do not have the support of anyone, but you know what is right for you. Have respect for yourself, trust yourself, and always have faith in yourself. You are awesome!