Don't Give Up! You Have the Strength to Keep Going

Don't Give Up! You Have the Strength to Keep Going

Last update: 17 February, 2018

Where do I find the will to keep fighting when I feel like I’ve hit rock bottom? How do I find the strength to keep pushing if it feels like I won’t be able to face whatever comes next? Am I stronger than I think?

These are some of the questions you might ask yourself when you’re going through a hard time.

Humans have incredible strength and an amazing capacity for survival. We’re able to tolerate more pain than we think. Somehow, we find the motivation to push on even when our strength is fading and everything is getting dark.

Sometimes we find ourselves building our own path, brick by brick, without really knowing how we got there, despite the deep pain we feel inside. Our capacity for resilience is limitless.

But where do we find the strength to put ourselves back together?

It lives inside us, but sometimes it’s hidden and hard to find, and other times it gives us only subtle signs of its existence. Regardless, the strength is there in some way or another. Sometimes we just need help knowing how to harness it.

Our survival instinct is responsible for activating the strength within us, along with all the other internal resources we have.

But in order for that to happen, we need to listen to our emotions so we can figure out what they’re asking of us and then do something about it.

woman trying to gain strength

Find your inner strength

When you’re overcome with pain and you think there’s nothing more you can do, keep fighting. Keep searching for answers to all your questions. And if you can’t find them, find a reason to keep going.

Because that’s life — getting up, moving forward, struggling, learning from every mistake you make, and listening to and feeling your emotions.

Maybe today you can’t find the will, but who knows what tomorrow will bring? Every day is a new story to be written. Even though sometimes you can’t decide how to end it, you can decide how you want it to begin.

Keep going! Take a breath, fill your lungs, jump, and fly. If you need to go backwards a little bit, let it be only to recharge, mend your wings, and gather strength from all that you’ve learned. And when you’re ready, take the leap.

Don’t stop fighting, because you have all the strength and resources you need to walk the road ahead. You just have to find them inside you.

But don’t forget to allow yourself a few days to be alone. Make some space for sadness and fear. You need to experience these negative emotions so that later you can get back up and live up to your potential.

A woman finding the strength to keep going.

You’re not alone

If you still feel weak after the pain has subsided, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Find someone who you can just relax with, someone who can be a refuge for you.

They’ll help you get back up again and find the strength to keep going. It takes courage to know when to ask for help and then accept it.

Let people help you when you need it, forget your fears, and lean on the shoulders of your loved ones. Take their hands and release the burden that’s weighing down on you.

You can make it happen. If you dream it, believe in it, and act towards it, you’ll be closer to achieving it.

Don’t lose hope. Keep working until you find the resources within you. Trust in your potential.

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Remember that there’s no end without a new beginning, no light without darkness. You can’t get up if you haven’t fallen. You can’t find strength or willpower if you don’t look for it. Contrasts can make you grow if you can see the middle point that balances them out.

So go on — find the strength, fight, and push yourself! Get up, brush off the dust, and keep going, because it is worth it. Don’t forget that life goes on, time passes, and you’re telling your own story.

You have the strength within you, so don’t give up.

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.