Life is pretty demanding. We all have responsibilities we have to fulfill, risks we have to navigate, mistakes we have to get past. The key to coming out better on the other side is inner-strength, but it’s not exactly something that most of us are taught to cultivate. But it’s inside all of us, we just have to learn how to find it and how to rely on it. For everyone, the source of inner-strength might be something different, but here are a few ways you might be able to identify it.
Recognize the power of self-worth
The very first step is believing that you have that inner strength to begin with. Our personalities, our traits, our reactions are all largely determined by how we see ourselves. If you’re constantly hard on yourself, constantly expecting better of yourself, it can push you to do great things. However, it can cause you to ignore the great things you’ve already done and the positive side of being you. Show yourself the same respect and regard you would show a family member you care deeply about. Pamper yourself when you think you need it as you would pamper a loved one. Congratulate, reward, and recognize your achievements as you would when someone you know has done what you’ve done. Be kind to yourself.
Take the stoic’s approach
One mindset that echoes ‘toughness’ is that of stoicism. When people think about stoic people, they might think of Clint Eastwood, of people who appear tough as nails and don’t give a damn about anything else. But it’s not about that surface level superficial toughness. Stoicism is the ability to recognize that there are things in your control and things beyond it. When you truly make an effort to recognize that every day, it’s easier to react practically to any situation rather than letting your fears and anxieties take over. If something’s in your control, you needn’t worry about it because you have the power to change it. If something isn’t in your control, you needn’t worry about it because that worry will accomplish nothing. Real Stoicism involves being sympathetic and taking action when you can while maintaining true strength to get through situations outside your influence.
Be open to the answers
We have challenges thrown at us every day. Sometimes, people have trouble finding their inner strength because they don’t have an answer to every challenge and it makes them feel worthless. Bot no-one has all the answers. Sometimes, you have to be open to listening, to exploring the spiritual and psychological realities instead of just trying to find a fix. You can use psychic chatrooms to explore the metaphysical possibilities of your life. You can pray or meditate to get some distance from the problem and think about it in a new light. You can seek the support of friends and hash it out. It’s never a failure to rely on others when you know you need to. Failing to do so simply means that you’re going to be stopped by your own limitations more often.
The world is a tough place, but with inner strength you’re tough enough to take it and see all the positives you might otherwise have missed. The tips above might be just the tools you need to find it.
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