True Strength

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True Strength
An Indian philosopher by the name of Mahatma Ghandi once said, “Strength does not come from your physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” In other words, when you face an obstacle in your life that you feel you can’t make it through and you’ve given up all hope, there is an unconquerable force inside of you that gives you motivation and true strength to overcome that situation. I can relate to this term because I have been faced with daily struggles and hazardous scenarios while serving a tour of duty in Iraq. True strength has helped me and my men, accomplish missions safely and successfully. True strength is needed to help defeat struggles, and is used to find happiness and great success.

We face obstacles in our lives that feel impossible to overcome. Imagine your first parachute jump; you’re sitting there, hooked up to your harness, waiting for the doors to open up. The fear starts to build up inside of you, and you start to have second thoughts. This is where you need to find your true strength which will get you out that door. Whether you overcome this certain circumstance depends on how mentally focused you are. If you do find the strength that gives you the willpower to jump out, you overcame a fear by motivation which leads to greater rewards. This is an example for every situation you face that becomes difficult and hard to overcome. If you continue to back down from struggles that you know you can prevail from, you will never face your fear. On the other hand, if you dig deep down inside of you and find that inner force, you feel accomplished and able to overcome any adversity. Finding happiness is difficult when obstacles in your life have an effect on you. An example would be a person that is physically disabled, spending their whole life in a wheelchair. Realizing that they can’t do certain activities other people can do, they understand their lifestyle, and accept it with happiness and a smile. You will face times...
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