“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” – Christopher Reeve
You’re not so ordinary. In fact, you are phenomenal. You are strong. You are resilient. You have an inner mental toughness.
Don’t believe me? Well, think again. And, I promise you will not have to think too hard and you will know that every word I spoke about you is true.
Here is a little exercise for you to do. It’s not hard. It won’t take long. You don’t need anyone but you.
All it takes is three small steps:
- Remember a time in your life where you faced a challenge. Perhaps the challenge overwhelmed you at first. But, you stayed with it. You didn’t run away. You didn’t hide. You were successful in overcoming it.
- Visualize the challenge. What was the challenge? Who was there? What time of year did it happen? What were you feeling?
- Picture in your mind’s eye the events of you triumphing over the challenge. How did you feel when you knew you conquered the challenge? What did it teach you about yourself?
It’s all in your history. Your history is the history of a strong, resilient good man or woman. Don’t ever doubt your capacity to overcome any challenge.
“All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.” – Walt Disney