Developing Inner Strength-Part 5

Surround yourself with those that can be a pillar of strength

  • When you take a look at some of the old Roman structures you often see these great and beautiful Columns or Pillars. These are sign of strength while also serving an important purpose when it comes to the structure itself. As you look at the people you surround yourself with do they bring you strength or do they bring you down? It is so important that your Circle of Influence is one that will help you reach your full potential. Those that want to see you succeed can help you feel empowered. On the other hand, if you are surrounding yourself with those that gossip, are negative and do things that lead to trouble, you are holding yourself back. Make a conscious decision right now to surround yourself with those that can be a pillar of strength for you. The benefits will be both short-term and long-term.
  • There is one other reason this is important. Others are looking to you to be one of their pillars of strength. Knowing this will help you best your best you, always. When you think no one is watching, think again. You are a force for good. You are a hero, now it is time to go out get inspired and then inspire.

Who are you going to surround yourself with?

Make it happen hero!

Developing Inner Strength-Part 1

For young people today the ability to overcome trials is becoming a more regular occurrence. These trials or challenges can be as simple as not making sports team or the lead role in a play to losing a loved one or having to deal with constant bullying at school. Our ability to develop an inner strength that allows us to move forward in a way that shows courage, determination and faith will help make life manageable and ultimately enjoyable. There are many ways for one to develop inner strength; over the next couple of weeks I will share with you the seven that have helped me throughout my life, especially while a youth.

  1. Understand that challenges and trials WILL happen in your life

It is important to realize and accept the fact that no matter who we are and no matter what our background is, we will face times in our life that test our inner strength. Some will go through more than others will, is it fair, depends how you look at it. The important thing here is to realize that you will be faced with times in your life where things just seem almost too overwhelming. I have found that during these times, we are at our most humbling state which allows us to learn, as long as we are prepared. When we are teachable, great things can happen, personal confidence can grow and our inner strength can provide us with the drive to move forward. As we develop this important understanding and accept this reality, trials can become one of the greatest teachings tool ever created. Without this understanding on the other hand can lead to frustration, depression, anger, bitterness, sadness and despair. I know from feeling all of those at different times in my life, I had inner weakness, not strength. I was unable to function properly and life just seemed to be worthless.

I am a firm believer that we will never be given a trial or challenge in our life we cannot handle. Our task is to find the inner strength to overcome, learn and move forward. As we do this, we will generate happiness in our life. So the next time you are being bullied at school, or made fun of by others, focus on your inner strength, remind yourself that can and must rise above it. As you face this head-on, change happens, not just to you but often those who are creating the challenge. I have seen it personally in my own life.

Heroes understand that challenges and trials will happen in their life but they develop the inner strength to be better because of those.

You Are A Hero!

So, have you been able to develop this understanding that we will face challenges and trials in our life? How?

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I have used this piece in many different presentations. I feel it truly is something that shows just how important each person is. We all have value. Take are read of this and let it sink in.

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Heroes make a difference. What difference are you making?