Where Our Strength Comes from and What It Means to Be Strong

“Strength does not originate from what you can do. It comes from conquering the things you thought you couldnt.” ~ Rikki Rogers

A buddy recently asked me: Andi, where does your strength come from?

I moved to a different country, alone, at eighteen years of ages and have changed professions, fought a complicated discomfort diagnosis with my kid, and lost liked ones. I am now living through a global pandemic, like all of us, and most recently, I am recovering from a distressing, unanticipated surgery from. Life has numerous surprises for us, undoubtedly.

It took me a while before I had a good enough response for her. I sat contemplating the numerous roads Ive taken a trip, through my own transformational journey and the inspiring journeys of all my clients who show unbelievable strength for me.

So where does strength actually come from?

Strength comes from paying attention to the little however substantial actions and wins and incremental gains along the way. Strength originates from tracking progress and celebrating it one small bit at a time.

And I also know this …

Strength is a personal measurement for a really special, subjective experience. Its totally up to you to choose what strong means for you.

Strength originates from within– from minutes of triggering your greatest faith and belief. Knowing why you do what you do, even when its difficult.

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The greatest people I know can forgive themselves.

Strength originates from understanding yourself. As you begin to discover and unmask more of you, you get to choose that honor more of you, and you get to live your function and be more of who you truly are. When we understand much better, we do much better.

The greatest individuals I understand are the kindest.

The greatest people I understand have wells of inner resources that are unnoticeable to the naked eye.

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Strength originates from without– by surrounding ourselves with individuals who raise us up and see our worth, even when we in some cases forget. It comes from selecting to envelop yourself with kindness, inspiration, gratitude, and motivation. It comes from picking good example and gaining from them, it originates from seeing ourselves through others eyes– specifically those who see our achievement and light when all we see is our flaws, weakness, and shortcomings.

Strength originates from getting lessons and true blessings, typically dressed up as actually unpleasant failures and awful mistakes.

The strongest people I understand have incredible hearts that broaden wider with each difficulty.

The strongest people I understand teach me every day how to attempt and be simply a bit more powerful myself.

Strength comes from gathering moments you are genuinely proud of and taking the time to truly acknowledge these occasions for what they are and what they allowed you to achieve. Dont neglect them. You get to use these strengths in numerous methods and in other locations of your life as much as you wish to.

The strongest individuals I understand have had overwhelming trials. They know what to state yes to and how to state no.

Strength comes from doing difficult things. It comes from appearing despite the discomfort or worry and going through the struggle, the endurance, and after that building on that, to keep moving forward and up.

Strength comes from gathering minutes you are truly happy of and taking the time to really acknowledge these events for what they are and what they enabled you to achieve. Strength comes from understanding yourself.

The strongest individuals I know have endured so much and yet still discover their smile to illuminate the world for others.

The strongest individuals I know can say sorry and forgive others.

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I do know this:.

The greatest individuals I understand drop hard, and slowly, with every ounce of courage, bravery, and might, find a method to return up once again– battered, bruised, and aching.

Strength comes from lining up with your core values and living with stability even when no one is seeing, and you arent in the mood. Strength comes from without– by surrounding ourselves with individuals who lift us up and see our worth, even when we often forget. It comes from selecting function designs and discovering from them, it comes from seeing ourselves through others eyes– particularly those who see our achievement and light when all we see is our flaws, weakness, and drawbacks.

Strength comes from lining up with your core worths and living with stability even when no one is enjoying, and you arent in the mood. Even if we dont understand why.

Strength originates from taking the time to see and acknowledge what you have managed to do and accomplish previously. Much of the time, we go through things without realizing what massive effort something took, and we minimize the whole experience because we only focus on the end result and not the process.

The strongest individuals I know cry a lot and feel whatever.

I wish I knew the accurate response to this concern so that I could share the secret sauce with you today, and you might have complete access to all the strength youll ever require to achieve whatever it is that you really want. (Even the deeply difficult stuff and the significantly frightening things. All of it.).