ZZ015_027You may have noticed that life is tough, it takes some people decades to notice it, it takes others years to notice, but the question is what do you do when you realise that life is tough, do you cower and face everyday with fear or do you wake up every morning with strength and boldness, ready to face your world and ‘win’, 

‘what lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us’ – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Write these words and place them where you will see them everyday, keep these words before your eyes and let them feed the strength inside you, so that, the next time you meet with a challenge, the force in you, will arise and overwhelm whatever you face, this is what makes life exciting and worth living. 

Recognise this strength in you, everyday, repeat words to yourself that will stir up this strength in you, remind yourself of great things you have done in the past and recognise that you can do them again and even more, because as your awareness of your strength grows, so does your confidence to face anything.

Do not get drowned by situations around you, do not get boxed in a corner because you are more than what the eyes can see, you are a power house, so do not allow challenges overwhelm you, remember who you are and what you have inside you.

It is true that to give up is easier than holding on but these tests are what makes us stronger, challenging situations come one after the other, if you give up on one, you will give up on the next one and the one after until you give up on living and just merely be existing, and do not for a minute think that living and existing are the same.

Most times, holding on to this inner strength in you is all you might have but hold on anyway, when all else fails, call upon that strength in you and you will always remain standing. Some people just give up because they believe they have no option or have no strength to fight any more, but others, even when it seems all hope is lost, they still push through stubbornly until they come out victorious, so what is the difference between these two kinds of people? It is what they believe.

What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve – Napoleon Hill

‘If you think you can or you think you can’t, either way you are right’ – Henry Ford

So what is it that you tell yourself everyday? The thoughts you think, the words you speak, do they stir up this gift of strength in you or do they make you lose confidence in the strength you have?