I Have Great Inner Strength

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    At 47 years of age I have come to the conclusion

    that it is no longer important to try and get people to be on my side and that it does not make one bit of difference if they are. What matters is that I am on my side. I do not say this from some overinflated sense of self-worth or ego. I do not mean to say people’s opinion...
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    Sep 23, 2015

    The only person who has broken me is me.

    Done a grand job some times. Other people trying to break me only makes me laugh or find a way to make sure they dont try again.
    hidden0ne hidden0ne
    31-35, M
    Jan 30, 2016

    People aren't defined by their relationship.

    The whole point is being true to yourself and not losing yourself in relationships, whether romances or friendships. Nina Dobrev
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    1 Response Apr 17, 2016
    funlecy1 funlecy1
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Mar 16, 2015

    Life Had Taught Me...

    I know that I have great inner strength because of going through so much.. every problem I've come across, every abuse I've gone through, they all made me stronger. Now I believe that I can handle whatever life brings my way. It feels good.
    VelvetPromise VelvetPromise
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Feb 27, 2010

    “Life holds a potential meaning under any

    conditions, even the most miserable ones…in some ways, suffering ceases to be suffering at the moment it finds meaning. What man needs is not the discharge of tension at any cost, but the call of a potential meaning waiting to be fulfilled by him.” ~ Viktor Frankl
    ObliviousSainte ObliviousSainte
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 3, 2016

    I suppose I draw from discipline instilled in me

    when I was younger and the belief that there's got to be something bigger than us out there. I have been through a lot and I feel like I've struggled for every step in my life, but I'm still here. I know that I can't give up because I have my 10 year old daughter looking to me...
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    2 Responses Jul 13, 2014

    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
    31-35, F
    Nov 1, 2015

    I've seen it all and overcame the worse of it

    all when people thought I'd never have the mental or physical strength to make it through.
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    Apr 1, 2015

    Within you is the power to rise above any

    situation or struggle, and transform into the brightest strongest version of you ever !
    Ruben1970 Ruben1970
    46-50, M
    1 Response Apr 18, 2016

    I hope it's not boastful to make this claim,

    but honest. I have a quiet confidence and resolve that sees me through most things. I do also occasionally still allow some things to get the better of me and lose it a bit, but not in the way or with the same frequency as they used to.
    ClownNine ClownNine
    56-60, M
    Jul 20, 2015

    l admire a strong woman

    who is able to smile this morning like she wasn't crying last night.
    Ruben1970 Ruben1970
    46-50, M
    1 Response Apr 16, 2016


    Yeah...THIS! These lyrics. Thank you Miss Christina Aguilera! Makes me that much stronger Makes me work a little bit harder It makes me that much wiser So thanks for making me a fighter Made me learn a little bit faster Made my skin a little bit thicker Makes me that much...
    RedRubies RedRubies
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Mar 25, 2012

    Everyone Has It

    We all have our own crap to get through in life.  It may seem others have it easier or harder than we do, but I think we get exactly what we need.  Not like I think crap is great, I'd much prefer not to deal with it.  I'm just not sure I'd have learned...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy
    51-55, F
    7 Responses Oct 21, 2009

    Strength shows not only in the ability to

    persist, but the ability to stay over.
    Ruben1970 Ruben1970
    46-50, M
    Apr 20, 2016

    Anybody else not have family?

    I was fostered by numerous families from the age of 6yrs old (had an interesting upbringing!) Am too independent for my own good.
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    1 Response Jul 15, 2015

    The strongest people are not those

    who show strength in front of us, but those who win battles we know nothing about.
    Ruben1970 Ruben1970
    46-50, M
    1 Response Apr 11, 2016
    Evangeline1985 Evangeline1985
    1 Response Jun 28, 2013

    "You are capable of more

    than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give." E. O. Wilson
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    Apr 4, 2016

    The Wolf teaches us endurance,

    strategic planning,and perseverance. A wolf can run like the wind or be still as a stone. There is a time to be quiet like the stone, and a time to actively pursue aspirations.
    towodi towodi
    41-45, M
    1 Response Mar 24, 2014

    My father says I'm resilient.

    He says it's probably a skill, or characteristic I developed in the face of brotherly provocation. My brothers can still be pretty intense, and my realising that whatever they do it's grounded in love for their sister I am never truly worried. I think resilience is the ability...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 5, 2014

    When I get angry I have lots of strength

    sometime it comes out like the time It did I smash a window :( with my fist Now I can control my anger more at least But people just think I'm crazy when I'm mad Wouldn't you?
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13
    16-17, F
    Jan 12, 2015

    I Do But...

    It weakens all the time. It's a constant struggle to maintain inner strength and just not break down. I never doubt my strength will return because I won't allow for anything else. It's how I see myself, how I want to live and how I make it through my trials. I am strong and I...
    soulrunher soulrunher
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jan 21, 2013

    You only find out how tall you are

    when you are in over your head .
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    1 Response May 11, 2015

    I guess I do. I always knew I was strong,

    but I never knew the extent of it until recently. I got a message from someone today, in my inbox. I could see that I had spoken to this person just a few weeks ago, and when I scrolled up to jog my memory, I was met with the words of a wounded woman. A woman who was...
    NotHisBabydoll NotHisBabydoll
    46-50, F
    9 Responses Nov 23, 2014

    These Days....

    Today is my 4th birthday of not being a selfhater.... I used to hurt myself i remember the last time i did like it was yesterday. I battle with those thoughts on the regular but want and work at trying to be a better me. I work on myself everyday and today i got to hold my head...
    LoveWhitz LoveWhitz
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 3, 2012

    No magic potions, no fairy dust,

    no one to do it for you, just me, l will push you, show you, how to put one determined foot in front of the other. That's what l will do, l'm inside you... l'm called your inner strength. Dig deep down and find me...
    Ruben1970 Ruben1970
    46-50, M
    Apr 3, 2016

    I am trying to get my mindset

    for winter hunting. I gave a Target. Chicago Bull.. ep master.. I think I will make feast on him this winter. I can donate some if the meat to Kohovas witness center. but definitely going to huntvtgat Chicago bull and his mistress.. 420 ton* gepetto garments* Misti. single...
    snowluv213 snowluv213
    56-60, F
    1 Response Nov 19, 2015

    I have great inner strength.

    To go through all the crazy things I've been through and still be here, I must have great inner strength. It's been a wild ride.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25
    31-35, M
    1 Response Mar 23, 2015

    your critics want you to be

    as unhappy, unfulfilled and unimportant as they are. let your happiness eat them up from inside. Ricky Gervais
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    1 Response Apr 7, 2016

    It's One of My Better Qualities.

    I don't think I appear very strong, at first sight.  But at the core, I am a resilient individual who picks herself up after every fall and remains determined to keep a positive outlook about it.  I never give up on what I believe in, and will keep working towards it...
    EPGrace EPGrace
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 22, 2009

    l believe that every woman has infinite

    potential to achieve anything she wants, she just needs to stop underestimating herself and discover her true inner strength, she will find within her an unlimited capacity to achieve.
    Ruben1970 Ruben1970
    46-50, M
    Apr 13, 2016
    LMFBguerrilless LMFBguerrilless
    36-40, F
    Mar 26, 2016

    My best friend says I'm the strongest person

    she knows :-) I think I'm just a big fat steak LOL. Really iPhone? Steak? Fake! I meant FAKE!!!
    everydaysteph everydaysteph
    46-50, F
    1 Response Dec 24, 2014

    My attitude is that if you push me towards

    something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength. Michael Jordan
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    1 Response Apr 14, 2016

      And makes me remain on the road I am.

      Disappointing people won´t mean anything in my life... same as it seems I am nothing in theirs but just another one in a bunch.
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 29, 2016

    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 9, 2015
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    Apr 16, 2016

    Change is hitting! Naturally ,

    and am just ready .. God was my answer to all
    Yanebell Yanebell
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 25, 2014

    The psychic task which a person can

    and must set for himself is not to feel secure, but to be able to tolerate insecurity. Erich Fromm
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    Apr 17, 2016

    I have been through lots of ups

    and downs and lots of blames but it's my inner strength who is kept me firm and supported me through all ups and downs...it's always good to be asking yourself few questions when somebody blames you...trust me it really help and try to pacify yourself and be realistic with what...
    jinsham jinsham
    36-40, F
    Jun 30, 2015

    I Found It In Myself!

      “What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.”   What makes you stand up after being knocked down by your whole life? What makes you go on if everything around you has stopped? What makes you hope if...
    AwakingDreamer AwakingDreamer
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jun 11, 2009

    Whatever comes along,

    I know I will still stand and be grateful for this life. It's tough but you can never say never. I can do this!
    PurpleMarj PurpleMarj
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 26, 2015

    I suppose I do. Life keep putting up hurdles,

    yet I keep on going somehow. I don't know how but I do. I'm probably more stoic than I give myself credit for.
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    Nov 23, 2014

    "A Willow tree may bend against the strength of

    a raging storm, but it will never break and it will never back down. When the world tests your strength and courage, the resiliency of a Willow bounces back stronger and more beautiful than ever. Find your inner Willow tree and stand tall to the storms that threaten your...
    TheWillowedOne TheWillowedOne
    31-35, F
    Sep 17, 2015
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