During these difficult times it can be hard to find the strength to keep going. It seems like every day brings new challenges and worries. Yet we don’t have the option to stop and do nothing, life is calling us. How do we keep going?
The key to making it work is to tap into your inner strength. It’s at the core of your being, it helps define who you are and where you will go. Often it sits there quietly, lending us the courage to move ahead without us even realizing it.
Some of you may be familiar with the movie Steel Magnolias, a comedy-drama focusing on the bonds of women in a small southern town. The name implies the women can be strong as steel and as delicate as flowers. Having a mother who was raised in the deep south, who the epitome of a steel magnolia. She faced some interesting challenges throughout her adult life, including becoming a widow at 55 with a kid (me) in college. Mom never went back to work, but she became a tutor for an adult who couldn’t read as she felt she had to do something useful with her time. No matter what was going on my mom kept her head up, looked for the good in life and reached out to help others. To me this has always been the image of inner strength.
When I’m struggling with what ever chaos is in my life, or my self-doubt I work on channeling my inner steel magnolia. If I can ground myself and find that inner strength, I know I can get through anything. Here are 5 tips for tapping into that core strength:
Tapping into those past successes lets you find the strength hidden within to take that next step. You may not have all the answers, and things may not change immediately, yet knowing that you can move forward makes that next step a bit easier to take. Once you take one step it’s easer to take the next one and before you know it you are on the other side of this rough situation.
Remember you have a core of steel inside you that will help you be strong no matter what lies ahead.
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