What do you think of when you think of the word, “strength?”

These are some of the things I think of:

  • Muscles
  • Strength of character
  • Stamina
  • Fortitude

The word, “strength” can apply to many different situations, but the basic word just means to withstand pressure.

What does it mean to withstand pressure and have strength?

  • For me, it means turning off the TV before a few episodes of a show turns into a binge-watching session.
  • It means showing up to my job and doing the best that I can, even though I do not have direct supervision.
  • It means getting up at 4:44 a.m. to run four mornings a week and withstanding the comfort of my warm, cozy bed.
  • It means speaking up for those who do not have the opportunities I had.

Have strength does not just apply to our physical bodies—it applies to our minds and spirits as well.

We all have the ability to withstand pressure.

It just takes a little strength.

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