How strong are you while dealing with people and your personal challenges? If you are not sure, your inner strength is not properly developed. Learn how to increase it and use for becoming a happier person.
“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
What is the inner strength? It is the ability to cope with the stressful situations that life throws at you. Building inner strength begins with simple actions or thoughts that your child practices, such as planning for what to do next and learning to accept change. There are also other important ways of creating your inner strength which I will describe later in this post.
Know the Right Tools
Before you even think of increasing your inner strength, be aware that you need to do it in a wise way. If you don’t, failure is more than probable. I will give you four essential rules which will help you to achieve success i.e. become a stronger person.
Working with baby steps is essential to increase your inner strength. You probably know that Rome has not been built within one day. So don’t expect spectacular results within a day or even a week. Give yourself time to practise and develop new levels of strength, like doing exercises.
There will be obstacles and sometimes falls during your journey of developing inner strength. Be persistent and compassionate. Ups and downs are normal and no master has achieved his or her greatness without falling at least once.
Remain Calm and Patient
We all tend to run in a panic in case of obstacles of pitfalls. Moreover, you might want to increase your inner strength as soon as possible, preferably at once. But you know what? Putting pressure on yourself only deteriorates the process. Instead of seeking a quick fix or the magic inner strength pill, develop patience in yourself.
Take Time to Focus
You will be more efficient with making changes in your life which will fruit with bigger inner strength if you take some time to focus on the actions you take. When you focus on your strength and how it grows, you speed up the process. Every day, while working on your inner strength, pay attention to the progress you make.
7 Ways to Develop Inner Strength
You do not use all the ways at once. It is even recommended to start with one which may be the easiest for you. As I wrote above – take baby steps and be confident about your growth.
1. Stay Active, Sleep Well and Have Fun
These three things are necessary in order to start working with your inner strength. Good sleep gives you a boost necessary to perform well during the day. When you stay active, your physical and mental muscles work and therefore, stay healthy. However, remember to have some fun while living your life. Being overloaded with work will not help you to maintain inner strength and will devastate your productivity in the long run.
2. Start Using Positive Language
We usually act as average people and the language reflects this tendency. For example, when someone asks you “How are you?”, the answer would be “I’m okay.” The same happens when you evaluate yours or other people’s performance. “It’s good.” Really? What if you said instead: “It’s excellent?”. Or that you are grand, fantastic? You can find more examples of using the empowering language here.
3. Transform the Negative Language to the Uplifting One
How many times per day do you swear? How many times do you say “I’m stupid/an idiot” to yourself when you make a mistake? What about the language of helplessness, like “I can’t do it”? Every time you practise any of these language patterns, you disempower yourself. Instead, use uplifting phrases like “I can do it” or “I’m a unique person and have the right to make mistakes. Check my book for more examples.
Giving other people your time and resources boosts your self-esteem as we all want to be needed. Think for a while. What are your talents? What thing can you do well so that you could help the others? What could you do with your time to contribute? Make a list of all the ways in which you can help the lives of other people. Maybe someone wants you to listen to them, to give them some advice or help because of their poor skills.
5. Start Thinking Positive Thoughts
Your mind is like a garden and your thoughts are the seeds. Because you face the environment, some seeds may bring negativity. If you do not eliminate them in advance, they will grow into nasty weeds. Moreover, these weeds will cause an infection of negative thoughts. Each negative thought, especially when you are fully aware of it, destroys your peace of mind. Take a challenge and since today start thinking only positive thoughts – no catastrophising, worrying, blaming, complaining or inner criticism.
6. Develop Compelling Beliefs
Do you believe that you are unique, you deserve love, happiness, wealth and respect? What is your attitude towards having large amounts of money – do you feel guilty or give yourself permission to enjoy wealth? If you are not sure how to work with your beliefs, check my articles, e.g. this. You can also learn all the process of transforming your beliefs from my book “Awaken Mega Happiness.”
7. Meet Empowering People and Avoid the Toxic Ones
I have written many articles about toxic people. Even if you are strong, they will disempower you. Therefore, to refuel your inner strength, you need to stay around the like-minded people, who empower you and motivate you to grow. Toastmasters International provides many opportunities to develop leadership and public skills. You can also start a Master Mind group.
How Do You Take Care of your Inner Strength?
I’d like to hear from you, so be so kind and share your conclusions with others who will read this blog, as maybe you will help someone to avoid mistakes and become a happy person. Thank you.