Many times, when we think of the word “strength,” we think of it in a physical sense. Most likely, the image that comes to mind includes something along the lines of strong muscles or lifting literal weights. The fact is though, that we don’t have to be supermen or superwomen to have strength. In fact, we all have strength, we just have to learn how to use it.
As people who struggle with different issues, we may find ourselves dealing with people who think that struggling is equivalent to being weak. While everyone goes through their own times of difficulty, it sometimes seems that they forget that this is the case. No one wants to be thought of as weak or unable to do things. We want to feel like we can get through any issues that present themselves and over any obstacles that try to stand in our way.
I’ve heard some individuals say that it is those who struggle and who try their hardest to overcome their issues who are the strongest. I have to say that I agree. Maybe you’re not someone who lifts tons of weights at the gym or is known for their abnormally great physical strength, but really, that doesn’t matter. What matters is that you try your hardest to get through the negative aspects in your life that try to hold you back. There is not a single person that doesn’t have strength, we just have to learn how to take advantage of it.
So how do we do this? How do we tap in to the mental, spiritual, emotional, and maybe even physical strength that we all have? We try our hardest every day to improve our lives. We make an effort to not allow negativity and anxiety to take over. This may not be an easy process, but that’s why they call it strength. Being strong does not mean being invincible or being able to pick up a car with one arm, it means never giving up.