When something bad happens you have three choices. You can either let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you.
Use the pain as fuel, as a reminder of your strength.
You have to remember that the hard days are what make you stronger. The bad days make you realize what a good day is. If you never had any bad days, you would never have that sense of accomplishment!
You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.
If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength.
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
Few men during their lifetime come anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used.
There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
Anyone can give up; it is the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone would expect you to fall apart, now that is true strength.
Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength.
The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way.
And one has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear.
Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there... and still on your feet.
Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.
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.
A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot.
Storms make trees take deeper roots.
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