You Are Strong

The word STRONG is so powerful.

What comes to your mind when you think of the word STRONG?

  • Body builder?
  • Popeye?
  • A wrestler?
  • Your parents?
  • A rugby player?
  • A strongman?
  • An athlete?
  • A gymnast?

What about yourself?

No matter where you are in your life right now, I want you to know this:

You are strong.

You can do what you want to do.

You can achieve anything you set your mind to.

You can live your healthiest life possible.

Why?

Because you are strong and you can make it happen.

Life is full of amazing opportunities, it’s full of wonder, excitement and love, but life isn’t easy – it’s hard! Don’t let anyone convince you otherwise. As much as the world is full of amazing ups, we will also experience the downs. Most of the time, it’s these ‘downs’ that will inevitability cause us to growth and develop and come out stronger on the other side. They’re not pleasant moments and they’re not always the most comfortable of times – but not everything in life is. Growth happens when we step outside our comfort zones and face something that maybe we haven’t experienced before. Those times aren’t going to be easy, because we’re experiencing the new.

One saying I love is:

Fall down 7 times, get up 8.

Every time you come across a hurdle in your life, it’s an opportunity for more growth! It is so important to embrace those moments and work through them so that you can grow even stronger in who you are as a person and to strengthen your desire to live the life you dream of.

You are stronger than you think. I believe that you can manifest anything you desire in your life. You are strong enough to make it happen. I know that when challenging times arise, the last thing you believe about yourself is your ability to overcome it and emerge stronger from it. I know that when you’re feeling down, the hardest thing to do is to look in the mirror and tell yourself that you believe in YOU and your strength to carry you through.

This is for you.

This is to remind you that you are stronger than you believe.

This is to empower you so you can accomplish all those amazing things you dream of.

This is how you can remind yourself that you are in fact, STRONG.

Here are your 6 keys to being STRONG:

  • be SMART
  • have TRUST
  • Respect
  • be OPEN
  • Notice
  • have GRATITUDE

Smart

Every decision you have every made has been perfect. It may not seem that way and you may have regrets or doubts but if you hadn’t made all of those decisions, you wouldn’t be in this exact place in your life right now. You wouldn’t find yourself where you are now and where you are is perfect. Every moment in your life has led you to this moment in time and no matter what that looks like for you, it’s exactly how it’s meant to be. Life has happened in such a way to bring you to this place and now it’s time to make those smart choices to take you to where you want to be.

You are smart.

Every decision you make is the right one.

They may not always seem like the right choices at the time, they might not seem like the smartest of decisions looking back. But, you have made every choice because on some level it felt right with you at that moment in time. It’s time to keep making more of those choices that align with who you are and continue to be as authentic as possible.

Make smart choices that align with where you want to be in life and allow your decisions to come from a place of strength. Allow your intelligence of your own being to give you strength.

Trust

You are born with an innate wisdom inside of you. You know exactly what you need and when you need it. Some of us call that wisdom our ‘gut instinct’. Somehow, from somewhere inside of us, that gut instinct comes into play when we need it the most. It’s this wisdom that is one of your key super powers when it comes to strength.

I like to imagine that strength is its own being, in its own right and that it has a tool kit it can dip into at any time to fuel and power it. Wisdom and gut instinct are definitely two of those tools.

Start trusting yourself. You know what you need to do. The answer is inside of you already. Fuel your strength by embracing you inner wisdom and trust that you know exactly what your mind, body and soul need in order to thrive.

Respect

Your strength will come from respecting that things won’t always go your way. There will be times when you get knock backs – life is full of ups and downs and those set backs are inevitable. During those times, it’s important to remember to respect the outcome. Accept it for what it is and allow yourself to take the path you need to in order to move on from it.

Respect that you won’t always have the answers.

Respect that the lessons you’re facing are there for a reason. Give them the TLC they need and work through them.

Respect others and their opinions.

You can only control to the tips of your fingers and your strength will come from knowing what you can control and releasing control of what you can’t.

Most importantly respect yourself. You deserve to respect yourself the most and your mind, body and soul require that of you. You need to shower yourself with unconditional love. It’s that respect and love that will help you unleash your inner strength when you need it the most.

Open

Be open.

Open wide.

Your life is forever changing and things won’t always remain the same. This includes all of the good as well as the bad. Things will happen that enhance your life for the better as well as present themselves to challenge you and encourage you to grow. Be open to it all.

Get comfortable in knowing that life is there to push you forwards, that it will present itself to you in such a way so that you’re continuously growing.

Don’t close your mind or your heart off.

Those difficult times that require your strength also require you to remain wide open.

Notice

You have been through challenging times before. At various stages in your life, you will have experienced some form of negative that needed you to unleash your inner strength to guide you through. Remember all of those tough times and know that you WERE strong enough to cope – you were strong enough to push through and come out even stronger on the other side. You worked through what you needed to so that you can grow and continue to be the best version of yourself possible.

Acknowledge how far you have come. Think about everything you have been through that has led you to this moment right here, right now. Allow yourself the chance to breathe, to sit with your own thoughts and notice all those little ingredients that have created life as you know it – notice your strength in all of those times. Take a trip down memory lane and appreciate all that you have done for yourself.

Notice everyone around you. Take note of your support system and those who are there to support you and guide you – your tribe are there to give you strength when you feel you’re lacking. Imagine you’re Beyoncé, on stage, being the strong diva that you are and your tribe are your back up dancers, making your performance that much more powerful.

Gratitude

Be proud of yourself.

Acknowledge everything that you have done for yourself. Think of all the amazing things you have achieved and appreciate yourself for every single one of them.

Thank yourself for being amazing just the way you are.

Establishing a gratitude practice is so powerful. It encourages you to look at all the amazing positives in your life and it’s those pieces of gratitude that all add up to give you more strength. Anything that is powerful can give you strength and gratitude is one of the greatest powers.

Change your self-talk so that it’s motivating and encouraging you! Allow yourself to be proud of everything that you have done, to be proud of everything that you are now and to be proud for everything that you will do in the future.

Your unconditional love for yourself will give you your greatest strength of all.


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