Advice, Inspirational, Personal Growth

This Is What It Means to Be Strong

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Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.

Strength isn’t something that can be found overnight. It also isn’t something that just comes and goes. Strength is all about experiences. Cold, painful, raw experiences that you sometimes wish you could permanently erase from your mind. Yet, without those dreadful memories is the absence for growth, and the understanding of what it means to have strength.

Strength is knowing what suffering feels like and learning to rise above it. It’s about being kicked down over and over again and having absolutely no idea how you’re going to get back up, but somehow always do. It’s about believing in yourself. Strength is telling yourself that you are good enough and strong enough to overcome that obstacle. Because you can. It’s realizing that you are capable of much more than you give yourself credit for.

Strength is persevering. Strength is about being a fighter. It’s about continuing to fight even though you know you’re losing the battle. It’s about losing, but then coming out stronger. Strength is having the power and goal-oriented mindset to chase your dreams. Because, honestly, you’ll never know unless you try. It’s about not letting your adversities and setbacks hold you down, but rather understanding that you are in control of your own happiness.

Strength is having hope when it seems all hope is lost… And holding onto faith even through the darkest of times. It’s about finding the strength to move forward and leave your past behind, but never forgetting how you got to where you are in this moment in time. It’s about taking each experience (the good and the bad) and learning a valuable lesson from it. And, most importantly, strength is the ability to find beauty in every little perfect and imperfect aspect of your life.

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