Today in my 6th affirmation for 2018, I look at strength. I’m reminding myself to fill up with positiveness, so whatever happens this year I can face it with joy and resolve.
Here is my list of affirmations for 2018:
- Who I am, right now, is enough.
- I make great choices.
- I have all I need, in abundance.
- I am creative.
- I am loving.
- I am strong.
- I am kind.
- I am grateful for this life I have.
- My heart is open.
I am strong.
We are a lot stronger than we think.
It’s a bit of a paradox. We only can realize just how strong we are, when we see our weakness.
We handle a lot of things each day that require strength. We probably don’t even think about it. It’s not until we are challenged by something new to us that we see ourselves as weak. We pay no attention to the amazing things we accomplish each day because we are simply used to doing them.
As a child we learn to crawl, then walk, and run. Each step we take builds our strength for the next one. After awhile, we don’t even think about the muscles we use to crawl and balance ourselves. They are just there.
It works the same way in whatever we do. Whether it’s learning at school, working our job, or tending our families, our strength is learned through trials and errors. When we’re younger, it seems to be more fun. We are motivated by a desire to learn and grow and catch up to adulthood. We’re excited to learn and change.
It seems to get different as we age. I’m not really sure why, but we become afraid of challenges. We become wary of the things we don’t know and panic.
But remember that it’s the challenges that develop our strength. When we face something new, we learn to adapt. We take what we have and what we know, and then figure out the next step. It may seem like weakness, but it’s so far from it. We are learning.
After the challenge, we rest. We internalize what we’ve done, and grow from it. Maybe we didn’t handle it perfectly. We should be highly impressed if we did. More often we’ll see the mistakes and agonize about what went wrong.
Truly though, nothing went wrong. It’s a learning process. If it worked, great! If it went badly, then what could you have done differently?
Through trials, we get stronger. We learn, we adapt, we grow. We’re only weak when we stop learning to adapt to new situations.
I hope during the coming year, you find ways celebrate both your strengths and your challenges and enjoy the process.