3 Tips to Discover your Inner Strength

It’s inevitable that we’ll all endure tough times at various stages of our lives. Tough times ask us to draw upon all our inner resources and reserves of strength. When we remain focused on our inner strength and resiliency, it allows us to rise up from challenges and trials with greater fortitude. How we deal with our challenges is more significant than the challenges themselves. Life tests our endurance, but we can show just how much we have by tackling adversity directly. We need hardships to highlight our ability to overcome. We need to believe in our wider sense of self so we can find our courage.The strongest person in the room is the calmest. This comes from a knowledge that they can sail through internal storms through unquestionable bravery. Here are a few tips to help you find that inner strength.

“Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset” - Saint Francis de Sales

1. Adapt, flow like water

Water is powerful, patient, and perseveres.  It moves and sways around obstacles, hugging each tight corner and bend. Like water, if we cannot go through obstacles, we can figure out  a way to go around them. Life is all about movement and flow. The more we can adjust to circumstance rather than fight against it, the better equipped we are to find resolutions and move past challenges. Too often we fix ourselves too rigidly on circumstance when we should be focusing on ourselves and how we can adapt to what we’re given. We can shift our thoughts from the perceived limits and confines of the situation and return back to our center. We can become in touch with our innate power to move, adapt, and rise from each fall.

“The real man smiles in trouble; gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection” - Thomas Paine

2. Accept and then Act

We often try to fight our battles from a place of denial and non-acceptance. When we do so, it drains our vitality, our energy, and attaches us to stagnancy. It becomes a constant push against rather than a calmer and more resolute plan of action to move forward. Whatever tough times you’re enduring, taking some time to step back from the source allows you to see the bigger picture and where your power lies to progress. When we can adjust our mindset through acceptance and awareness we open our eyes to a new perspective. We may not be able to change the actual circumstance, yet we can adjust our actions that stem from its presence to find a way forward.

“Success isn't measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace” - Mike Ditka

3. Trust and have faith

We lose trust in ourselves from previous errors, failures or mistakes we have made. When we lose trust in our abilities our capacity to make decisions is hindered- it dilutes and weakens every step we make to rise to the occasion. You must trust yourself in order to transcend tough times; without self belief and trust all inner calm is lost and an increased sense of internal unrest is inflicted. Faith enables flow, self belief encourages strong next steps, and trust keeps your focus inward rather than outward. Trust instils a sense of grounding and a broader platform for our bravery to shine.

“To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don't grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float” - Alan Watts

Our challenges and tough times always have something to teach us. Another lesson learned makes us stronger, braver, and nudges us past any limitations. When we utilize all our tough times as tools for our growth and transformation we build a resilient fountain of strength from deep within.

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