You are strong enough.
There are times when you need to be strong. Sometimes life doesn’t give you lemons. Instead, it gives you a rough breakup or a job rejection or insufficient funds. You can’t make lemonade without the lemons of life, so what do you do?
You try to be strong and make your own lemons. You also look up quotes about strength to help because you need a little inspiration and help you to remember that overcoming obstacles can happen.
Reading and hearing about others’ struggles and how they overcame their demons can be very inspiring. You may find exactly what you need to hear right now in order to gather the remaining strength you have and fight your battles.
There is light at the end of the tunnel, I promise. I have personally gone through many a struggle and lived to tell the tale.
I was in a car accident that nearly killed me a few years back. I was dealing with broken vertebrae, memory loss, chronic pain, migraines and more all from this one car crash (it wasn’t my fault, by the way). It took everything I had, but I gathered what strength I could manage and fought like hell to recover and keep positive. I’m still stuck with pain every so often but I don’t let it keep me down. I am a stronger person because of it and trust me; I don’t find much to complain about anymore.
Being strong can be tough. The world can really beat you down and kick dirt in your face. But the world can also be amazing and kind, so you’ve got to be strong right now. Get past whatever it is that you’re going through and get to the good part.
There’s a rainbow at the end of the road, I promise. Once you overcome these obstacles, you will look back and see just how strong you are.
1. Take credit for your accomplishments.
“People don’t give themselves enough credit for overcoming things and getting better. Like you make it this far. Celebrate your strength.”
2. Ignore fear.
“Never trust your fears, they don’t know your strength.”
3. Stamina is your friend.
“Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.”
4. Don’t stop going forward.
“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” — Winston Churchill
5. Grow where you’re planted.
“Sometimes when you’re in a dark place, you think you’ve been buried, but actually you’ve been planted.”
6. When you fall, get up.
“The one who falls and gets up is so much stronger than the one who never fell.”
7. Consider this the ‘scenic’ route to success.
“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.”
8. You’re a survivor.
“So far, you’ve survived 100% of your worst days. This too shall pass.”
9. You can do this.
“Sometimes you have to be your own hero.”
10. Keep growing.
“Strength grows in the moments when you think you can’t go on but you keep going anyway.”
11. Be your own super hero.
“Wonder woman is not a fictional character. Wonder woman is a mindset.”
12. You’re here for a reason.
“You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it.”
13. Sometimes there is only one choice.
“You never know how strong you are until being strong is the ONLY choice you have.”
14. Savor the discoveries along the way.
“I’m thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.”
15. Find the right reasons to move forward.
“Be stronger than your stronger excuse.”
16. Rock bottom is a solid foundation for a fresh start.
“Rock bottom has built more heroes than privilege.”
17. Life is the noise you make.
“Never assume that loud is strong and quiet is weak.”
18. Difficulty is another word for blessed.
“Sometimes you face difficulties not because you’re doing something wrong, but because you’re doing something right.”
19. One day at a time.
“It’s not about being the best. It’s about being better than you were yesterday.”
20. The sun will come out tomorrow.
“Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.”
21. No one can take strength from you once you’ve built it.
“Strength is what we gain from the madness we survive.”
22. There’s always a solution.
“Find a way, not an excuse.”
23. Remember who you are.
“You’re a fighter. Look at everything you’ve overcome. Don’t give up now.” — Olivia Benson
24. Tears are water for planted fighters.
“My tears ay continue to fall, but my strength will continue to rise.”
25. Overcomers are a special kind of beautiful.
“She never seemed shattered; to me, she was a breathtaking mosaic of the battles she’s won.”
26. Things happen in the order they were meant to.
“‘You’re gonna be happy,’ said life, ‘but first I’ll make you strong.'”
27. Stay rooted in strength.
“Storms make trees take deeper roots.”
28. Weakness is fortified by experience.
“We’re stronger in the places we’ve been broken.” — Ernest Hemingway
29. You’ll find the ones who matter to your cause.
“The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of us but those who win battles we know nothing about.”
30. Strong on the outside. Soft on the inside.
“Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness.”
31. You have what it takes to make it.
“Everything you need, your courage, strength, compassion, and love; everything you need is already within you.”
32. Don’t let fear keep you from moving forward.
“You don’t drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there.” — Edwin Louis Cole
33. Strength is a process.
“It doesn’t get easier, you just get stronger.”
34. Life is good no matter what. Remember that.
“No matter how much it hurts now, someday you will look back and realize your struggles changed your life for the better.”
35. You are here on purpose.
“If you were born with the weakness to fall you were born with the strength to rise.” — Rupi Kaur
36. You are your own story.
“She’s been through hell and came out, an angel. You didn’t break her, darling. You don’t own that kind of power.” — BMM Poetry
37. Feelings are relevant but sometimes you have to set them aside for later.
“You are strong enough to face it all, even if it doesn’t feel like it right now.”
38. Speak life into your process.
“What made her strong was despite the million things that hurt she spoke of nothing but happiness.”
39. You shine.
“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.”
40. You get to decide.
“We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.” — Carlos Castenada
41. You are a role model.
“Be a strong woman. So your daughter will have a role model and your son will know what to look for in a woman when he’s a man.”
42. Embrace your toughness.
“Life is tough my darling. But so are you.”
43. You made it. You will keep making it through.
“There’s an end to every storm. Once all the trees have been uprooted, once all the houses have been ripped apart, the wind will hush, the clouds will part, the rain will stop, the sky will clear in an instant and only then, in those quiet moments after the storm, do we learn who was strong enough to survive it.” — Meredith Grey
44. New day. New you.
“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
45. You may not have asked for this, but it’s yours so make the most of it.
“You have been assigned this mountain to show others it can be moved.”
46. You don’t have to show your weakness to others (unless you want to).
“Stay strong. Make them wonder how you’re still smiling.”
47. Be fierce.
“This is the year I will be stronger, braver, kinder, unstoppable and this year, I will be fierce.”
48. You can rebuild yourself back to wholeness, again.
“It didn’t matter that she fell apart, it was how she put herself back together.” — Atticus
49. Be proud of yourself.
“I’m proud of the woman I am because I went through one hell of a time becoming her.”
50. Who you are today is defined by your choices.
“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” — Maya Angelou