How to Find Your Inner Strength

I admire people who have inner strength to endure situations that most of us can’t imagine. A person that comes to mind that is the ultimate champion of inner strength is Jaycee Dugard. Jaycee was kidnapped against her will at age 11 and endured 18 years of unfathomable abuse. She now gives hope and inspiration to countless people by sharing her story.

How do mentors and heroes like Jaycee who have been through horrific experiences gain inner strength?

Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Like the muscles on the outside of our bodies, inner strength is something that we can all tap into. Inner strength is gained by taking incremental action steps to persevere and endure through the mucky times we all go through in our lives.

How can this be done?

Guidance on helping to build your inner strength can be found by intentionally taking action to reach out in faith to seek out people and resources. For everyone, these people and resources will differ. For me personally, I have developed my inner strength muscles through prayer and seeking out people who have been through similar situations that are now living extraordinary. 

My wish is for you to experience the empowerment that inner strength has to offer in making your life extraordinary.

Question: What action steps have helped you build your own inner strength?

Live Beyond Awesome.

Jen McDonough

Twitter@ TheIronJen


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Empowering first responders and those who work in high stress jobs to find iron strength in the face of adversity. Some of the outcomes of working with me include empowerment to:
~ Adapt to change
~ Recover from setbacks
~ Reduce stress
~ Overcome obstacles
~ Removal of self-limting barriers

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  • Marianne Clements

    I was inspired by Jaycee’s story. Thanks for bringing it to mind again. It’s seems that it is our great trials that become our greatest triumphs. Out of this comes our testimony that inspires and encourages others to overcome as well.
    Have a Victorious Day!

    • livebeyondawesome

      oh thanks Marianne. She is an amazing person. Definitely one who inspires us all to over come.