Life has a funny way of testing us. We are constantly presented with obstacles that we must somehow find the strength to overcome.
These obstacles can range from moving on from a bad relationship to getting through a financial drought, but whatever the challenge at hand might be, you have a choice to make. You can either give up before you start, quit half way through, or see it through to the end and the decision is not always an easy one.
We never really know how strong we are until we are faced with hardship. We learn to let go of our fears and take steps towards our future.
Sometimes those steps are harder than we could have ever imagined, but with time we learn that all we can do is take one step at a time.
We become better people as a result of our struggles. Our accomplishments are that much greater because we realize how much strength and dedication it took to achieve them.
But thinking positively about obstacles is not always our first instinct. During tough times it is all too easy to feel overwhelmed and like there is no way to come out on top. You can’t help but to wish that life could just be easy all the time, but where’s the fun in that?
You can do this.
When you start to feel stuck and think that you have no more fight left in you, that is when you must fight the hardest. You must not allow yourself to give in. You are strong enough to survive any and everything that life throws at you. If you at any point forget this, just remember the words of some very wise individuals.
Refer back to these quotes about strength as inspiration to keep on keeping on. It’ll be worth it in the end.
1. Sometimes really loving someone means letting them go.
“Moving on isn’t about not loving someone anymore and forgetting them. It’s about having the strength to say I still love you, but you’re not worth this pain.” — Ritu Ghatourey
2. Focus on what you can control.
“One of the happiest moments in life is when you find the courage to let go of what you can’t change.” — Unknown
3. Choose yourself.
“Sometimes, caring for yourself means letting go and starting over.” — Brigitte Nicole
4. You are stronger than your circumstances.
“I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me.” — Unknown
5. Keep pushing.
“Strength grows in the moments when you think you can’t go on but you keep going anyway.” — Unknown
6. Your triumphs don’t have to be publicized to be worth something.
“The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of us but those who win battles we know nothing about.” — Unknown
7. Don’t let your fears stop you from being great.
“Never trust your fears, they don’t know your strength.” — Athena Singh
8. Show them what you’re made of.
“The same boiling water that softens the potato hardens the egg. It’s about what you’re made of, not the circumstances.” — Unknown
9. You will prevail.
“Sometimes it takes an overwhelming breakdown to have an undeniable breakthrough.” — Unknown
10. Don’t keep holding on to the pain.
“Let it hurt then let it go.” — R.H. Sin
11. Choosing to start over doesn’t make you weak.
“Strength shows, not only in the ability to persist, but the ability to start over.” — Unknown
12. Find the strength to get back up.
“Fall seven times, stand up eight.” — Unknown
13. Where there’s a will, there’s a way.
“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” — Michael Jordan
14. Embrace your scars.
“One small crack doesn’t mean you were broken, it means you were put to the test.” — Unknown
15. Don’t doubt your strength.
“Do not pray for an easy life; pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.” — Bruce Lee
16. Life can’t keep you down unless you let it.
“There is enough strength within you to overcome anything in life.” — Lailah Gifty Akita
17. You will come out stronger.
“When you come out of the storm you won’t be the same person that walked in. That’s what the storm is all about.” — Haruki Murakami
18. Strength lies within the tough moments of life.
“One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.” — Albert Schweitzer
19. Continue to rise unafraid.
“For a few minutes, try to remember all the trials you’ve overcome in life. May it remind you to never doubt or give up on yourself. For you have the ability and capability to withstand all trials. So be proud and be assured that you have the strength to rise up every time you fall.” — Rubyanne
20. Have a little faith.
“Give God your weakness and he’ll give you his strength.” — Unknown
21. There is no strength without hardship.
“All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles have strengthened me.” — Walt Disney
22. Sometimes it’s not about what you’ve done, but how you did it.
“Greatness is not measured by what a person accomplishes, but by the opposition he has to overcome to reach his goals.” — Unknown
23. Always resist the urge to quit.
“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” — Mahatma Gandhi
24. The best is yet to come.
“Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life.” — Unknown
25. Be patient.
“Take a deep breath. You will be fine. Where you are meant to be, you will be in time.” — Morgan Harper Nichols
26. If it easily flies away then it wasn’t meant to be there.
“Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.” — Arthur Golden
27. Eventually, it’ll all make sense.
“There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them. But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there.” — Paulo Coelho
28. Struggles make you who you are.
“Tough times don’t last, but tough people do.” — Unknown
29. No matter what, don’t stop.
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
30. Sometimes it’s better to just walk away.
“Being strong doesn’t always mean you have to fight the battle. True strength is being adult enough to walk away from the nonsense with your head held high.” — Unknown
31. It gets better.
“It’s exciting to think that some of the best moments of our lives haven’t even happened yet.” — Unknown
32. Let go of the past.
“To finally move on and start something new, you must release the unchangeable past and embrace your future.” — Unknown
33. The win will feel so much better.
“I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy, I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.” — Unknown
34. Take the high road.
“Courage is taking the higher road.” — Unknown
35. Every struggle is a learning experience.
“The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow.” — Unknown
36. Face your fears.
“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along. You must do the thing you think you cannot.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
37. The past is just that — the past.
“Starting today, I need to forget what’s gone, appreciate what remains, and look forward to what’s coming.” — Unknown
38. The only person that can stop you is you.
“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.” — Unknown
39. They say he gives his toughest battles to his strongest soldiers.
“If God brings you to it, he will bring you through it.” — Unknown
40. Don’t let your past hinder your future.
“Letting go isn’t about forgetting; it’s about learning and moving on. It’s making a choice to be strengthened by your past… not strangled by it.” — Steve Maraboli.
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Alexis George is a writer who covers love, relationship advice, astrology and personality topics