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15 Things That Will Make You Strong

Updated on June 24, 2016
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Strong or Weak....the choice is yours...

We all have times of weakness, times when we tell ourselves how much better our lives would be if we could only.....times when we wish we were able to finish our exercise program, say no to a bad habit, keep a promise to ourselves, a loved one or friend; times when we wish we could tell our children no for their own good, and stand by it.

To be strong or to be weak....that is the question and you are the one who has the answer. By all accounts being strong is better than being weak. Strong hearts, strong bodies, strong minds, and strong wills, all of these make for a better quality of life.

The problem with most of us is that we can't commit to start the work. Whatever the work is. We may begin with great enthusiasm but if we are not strong willed, it won't take very much time before we stop the work. So, it makes sense that the first thing which needs strengthening is your will. If your will is strong you can commit to do whatever work has to be done related to making and maintaining change in your life.

Here are some tips on how to strengthen your will and consequently enhance your life. If you do what you say you'll do, your body, your emotions and your mind will work with you to accomplish the goal.

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You Can Make It, If You Try...

HOW TO MAKE YOUR WILL STRONG:

Change Begins Here:

  1. Forgive Yourself - Remind yourself that you are human and less than perfect. That even though you try hard, you don't always get things right. Forgive yourself for your imperfections. Be realistic about your humanity....you will never be PERFECT.
  2. Forgive Others - We know that they hurt you, but it is in the past. If you don't let it go, you cannot move on. You will stay stuck in the year of the offense.
  3. Tell Yourself the Truth - Part of the reason that your will is weak is because you lie to yourself. Absolutely each and every time you make yourself a promise which you don't keep, you are weakening your will.
  4. Re-train Yourself -Years of lying to yourself will cause your body, your emotions and your mind to stop listening to what you say. You can re-train yourself to believe your words by doing what you say you will do.
  5. Take It One Day at a Time - Remember, you didn't get in this situation in one day, and it will take longer than one day to get you out of it.
  6. Take One Step at a Time - Small starts make big endings. Find one thing, a little thing and work with that until you have victory over it. Suppose you keep putting off balancing your bank account.and becoming overwhelmed. Try making yourself a giant post-it note reminding yourself to just look at your balance everyday for a month. Put the note somewhere you can't avoid seeing it.
  7. Keep Track of Your Progress - Keep a log of what you are doing. Make tick marks on a calendar, set daily goals and deadlines. Don't be overambitious.
  8. Start Talking to Yourself - Talk to yourself everyday.Your body is a wonderfully made machine and it responds to the spoken word. Make the words that you speak more important to you than the words of anyone else. You talk to the vacuum cleaner and the car, why not talk to yourself.
  9. Change Your Confession - Right now you tell yourself that you are disappointed in yourself, that you are weak and that you aren't able to do whatever...Change your confession! Every time you think about it, tell yourself that you are strong and that you follow through with your commitments. Confess that you are stronger today than you were yesterday or that you grow stronger everyday.
  10. Think the Right Thoughts - You can't speak the right words unless you think the right thoughts. Think of yourself as a person of strength and commitment.
  11. Tell People NO! - People like to keep us where they find us. They are reluctant to have us change because, if we change, they have to change. So, when your friends and loved ones try and remind you of your weaknesses, tell them, "NO, that was the old me. The new me has changed. You may not see my change yet, but soon you will."
  12. Tell Yourself NO! - When we attempt change we find internal resistance. Be prepared to tell yourself NO. Remind yourself that this change is for your life's enhancement and that you are determined to see it through to the end.
  13. Don't be Afraid - The greatest enemy that we have is fear. Not fear that comes from without, but fear that comes from within. Fear of change and the unknown can hinder you. Replace the fear with the dream of what you can accomplish when you become strong.
  14. Love Yourself - You are fearfully and wonderfully made. You are not always right and you do not always do the right thing, but you are all that you have. God loves you and you should love yourself. God forgives you and you should forgive yourself.
  15. Never Stop Trying- No matter what it takes, no matter how long it takes, never stop trying. Always expect to get better. No effort is ever un-rewarded.


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    • LeslieAdrienne profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie A. Shields 

      7 years ago from Georgia

      And Amen again PK2010!

      Great is the Lord and Greatly to be Praised!!

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      Anthea Kwaw 

      7 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thanks for igniting positivity into anyone who takes the time to read this motivating and healing hub. Our human nature is essentially weak, but when we are weak, God is mighty and his grace is always sufficient for us. Amen.

    • LeslieAdrienne profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie A. Shields 

      7 years ago from Georgia

      Bless you Maralexa...

      Yes, God is good... the extent of His goodness and loving kindness is unfathomable and that which we do experience is almost indescribable!!!!

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      Marilyn Alexander 

      7 years ago from Vancouver, Canada and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

      Well, that was a breath of fresh air! Thank you Leslie. I too needed to hear this at this time. Your message has opened up new hope that I can do something I have been putting off! God IS good!

    • LeslieAdrienne profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie A. Shields 

      7 years ago from Georgia

      Thank you for your comments.... God is good

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      art-max 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I enjoyed this insightful self-motivational message. So positive. Thank you and thanks for finding my sight. I can't write anything for reading so many good things.

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      Neet8 

      7 years ago

      Excellent hub, very uplifting thankyou :-)

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      Rupika 

      7 years ago

      Great thoughts leslie

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      Eiddwen 

      8 years ago from Wales

      Another great hub Leslie and on a subject very close to my heart. if you have a little time maybe you would like to read FROM THIS MOMENT ON.

      I like your sincere way of writing,it is also so natural and is so powerful.

      Take care and God Bless Leslie.

    • LeslieAdrienne profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie A. Shields 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Absolutely, Thanks for the comment Ethel Smith.

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      Ethel Smith 

      8 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      This is so true. We are all too hard of ourselves at times

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      tipperary 

      8 years ago

      This page is just what i need right now, i must have been meant to find it, if you visit my page you will know what i mean. Ihave enjoyed reading this and i feel stronger already, we should all have this page put on our fridge to motivate us everyday!

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