Don’t pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one. The difficulties you go through builds character, making you a stronger person. Don’t give up when things get a bit difficult, for it is in those difficult times that your strength is being perfected. You are much stronger than you think. Train yourself to endure difficulty even when you feel you don’t have the strength to keep going. Your character will be strengthened as you refuse to let problems and difficulties bring you down.
Here are five (5) ways to build strong character;
1. Learn to let go.
Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose. The things you fear to lose will always have a strong hold on you until you let them go. Don’t hold on to things in an unhealthy way because of fear of losing them. Learn to let go of your fears so that you can take action.
Are you afraid to take a major step in your life because you fear you might lose an opportunity? There is no reason to fear. If you don’t make a move, you will remain in the same position. Let go of your fears and get right to it.
2. Be at peace with yourself.
The well of peace is within you, so you can decide to stay calm even in difficulty. Anything that costs you your peace is way too expensive and should be let go of. The search for inner peace is far more important than the search for happiness or success.
In order to build strong character, you must learn to always be at peace with yourself. Inner peace is very important for your general wellbeing and happiness.
3. Stop comparing yourself to others.
We all have different directions to take in life. Everyone has their own unique race to run, so respect yourself and stop comparing yourself to others. It will serve you no good comparing yourself to others because you have no idea what their journey is all about.
Comparison steals happiness. The more you keep comparing yourself to others, the less happy you become. Stop comparing yourself to others. Comparing yourself to others is an insult to yourself. The only person you should compare yourself to is the person you were yesterday.
If you look back at the person you were yesterday and you are not pleased with yourself, work hard to improve yourself. You are your only competition.
4. Spend time with people who bring out the best in you.
You are just as strong as the people you spend your time with. The people you spend most of your time with can either raise your vibration or lower it. Spend more time with positive and energetic people for they will help build your character. Spend time with people who inspire and encourage you to improve on yourself every day. When you always spend time with people who brings out the best in you, you will begin to notice that you are gradually becoming a stronger person capable of handling whatever life throws your way.
5. Take better care of yourself.
Nothing is worth it if you are not happy. It doesn’t matter how much money you have, where you live, what you spend or the kind of clothes you wear. None of these matters if you are not truly happy within yourself.
Happiness is not something that can be discovered outside of us, for the fountain of happiness is within us. You can choose to be happy with yourself regardless of the difficulties you encounter. If you seek happiness from people or things, you will end up being disappointed.
In order to build a strong character, you need to make up your mind to be happy regardless of the difficulties you encounter. Take better care of yourself by making your happiness a priority.
See also: 5 Ways to Take Better Care of Yourself
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