Inner strength is the ability to cope with any stressful circumstances you encounter in life. It is often referred to as resilience, and can simply begin with positive thought and actions. Developing good inner strength during your childhood years can help you significantly as an adult in a variety of facets.
Inner strength transcends physical capabilities and rather refers to your mental, intellectual and spiritual strength. However, your physical situation may affect your inner strength.
If you are a mentally strong individual and you become sleep deprived, your physical situation will impact on how you may perform mentally. Think of yourself as a multifaceted whole, each facet has a different function but when one facet suffers, it affects the entire whole.
In order to really establish your inner strength you need to begin by identifying your natural strengths. When you are made aware of the things you naturally do best, you can work on them to better these unique skills and ultimately build your strength with these as the foundation. Many people struggle with this because as humans we inherently want to better the things we are not good at, often leading to discouragement and failure to improve.
Best Quotes on Inner Strength
“We may get knocked down on the outside, but the key to living in victory is to learn how to get up on the inside.”
― Joel Osteen
“You are one thing only. You are a Divine Being. An all-powerful Creator. You are a Deity in jeans and a t-shirt, and within you dwells the infinite wisdom of the ages and the sacred creative force of All that is, will be and ever was.”
― Anthon St. Martin
“Beautify your inner dialogue. Beautify your inner world with love light and compassion. Life will be beautiful.”
― Amit Ray
“Ultimate prosperity is one’s value within. It takes a man of depth, morality, and charm to be envied yet without a sign of wealth or romance. A passion to prove such inner worth is his permission to achieve whatever he desires.”
― Criss Jami
“Go within every day and find the inner strength so that the world will not blow your candle out.”
― Katherine Dunham
“The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.”
― Randy Pausch
“I hope that my achievements in life shall be that I will have fought for what was right and fair, that I will have risked for that which mattered, and that I will have given help to those who were in need that I will have left the earth a better place for what I’ve done and who I’ve been.”
― C. Hoppe
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
― Mark Twain
“Anyone can give up,
it’s the easiest thing in the world to do.
But to hold it together
when everyone else would understand if you fell apart,
that’s true strength.”
“One can never consent to creep
when one feels an impulse to soar.”
― Helen Keller
Focus on the skills and capabilities you are best at first in order to build your inner strength. Just as a body builder starts at the bottom and slowly builds muscle day by day, you need to build your mental muscle a little bit every day.
Your inner strength won’t happen overnight, and may be a little harder to track progress compared to physical strength. Inner strength helps you to overcome difficult emotions, obstacles and stressful situations that present themselves throughout life.With well-developed inner strength individuals can easily turn obstacles into opportunities and in turn experience mental growth and happiness.