How Strong Are You?

Who doesn’t go through failures, setbacks, and challenges? Life can be tough and even unfair at times but a strong person knows that no matter how tough it may be, they must rise above the difficulty and keep moving forward. They remember times in the past when they had every reason to quit but they survived by thinking positive thoughts and doing everything they could to find the help they needed. It’s easy to become over-whelmed in this life but it’s not the load that breaks us, it’s how we respond to it that makes the difference.

It’s easy to tell someone else to hang in there and to keep a positive outlook when they are going through tough times but when it happens to you, keeping your chin up isn’t always the easiest thing to do. Whenever you make a mistake or get knocked down by life, don’t look back at it too long. Mistakes are life’s way of teaching you. No one wins all of the time, and your failures, when they happen, are just part of your growth.  If you are to grow, you must be capable to overcome setbacks, disappoints and pain without becoming bitter but better.

You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it’s necessary that you encounter some defeats so that you can find out who you really are, what you can rise from and how you can come out of it. You will never know how strong you are until you are placed in a position that the only choice you have is to be strong. The key to not being defeated is to make a decision that you are never going to stay down but always get back up again. What defines us is how well we rise after falling.

Every struggle in your life has shaped you into the person you are today. Be thankful for the hard times in your life; they only make you strong. Just as muscles are built by overcoming resistance, you either let your challenges in life break you or use them to become a mentally stronger person. You may not be able to control everything that happens to you, but you can control your thoughts about what happens. Pat yourself on the back that you have already come through a lot in life and know that you will get through whatever is coming.