Acknowledge Your Personal Strength

personal strengthPersonal strength… we all have it though few of us may truly realize it, including yours truly. When I speak of personal strength, I am not referring to how much you can squat or bench press, but rather the strength and endurance that you have to handle (and master) whatever life may throw at you.

Acknowledge Your Personal Strength

Life can be stormy, and your personal strength is what will get you to the other side of every storm, every time. Some of us are just born stronger than others are, and some of us become stronger throughout life as we navigate challenge after challenge… yet others, sadly, never develop their own personal power and personal strength, and remain stuck in victim mode indefinitely.

I think was born with an appropriate amount of personal strength; however, I will be the first to admit that life’s trials and tribulations (meaning my own personal foul ups in life) are what have tempered my personal strength into what it is today… Remember, the hotter the fire, the harder the steel.

Never forget to acknowledge your personal strength, be aware that you have it, and never fear having to rely on it when you must. Often, it is your personal strength, and how you model that for others, is what gives many others hope and their own strength during hard times.

Here are some awesome quotes on personal strength for you to reflect on and think about:

“What hurts you today makes you stronger tomorrow.” – Unknown (but reminiscent of Nietzsche)

“In the end, you’ve got to be your own hero because everyone’s busy trying to save themselves.” – Unknown

“Never think you are weak if you cry. Every tear is replaced with wisdom and strength.” – Bryant McGill

“When people say ‘Everything is going to be okay,’ they don’t mean everything is going to turn out exactly as you hope it will. No one can promise that. They mean you are stronger than you think so no matter what happens you will be okay.” – Lori Deschene

This next one is my favorite…

“I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me.” – Joshua Graham

So, definitely… when I look back upon my life I see mistakes, blunders, heartaches and loss… but when I look in the mirror I see myself, my own personal strength, the wisdom from the lessons learned, and my pride in myself.

What do you see when YOU look in the mirror? I hope that it is an overabundance of personal strength too!

Andy Wooten M.A. Counseling – A Certified Life Coach In Aspen Colorado

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Photo By Andy Wooten – July 2006

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