Remember: You Are Stronger Than You Think

This season has not been easy for you.

Maybe this year has not been your year. Maybe you feel stuck and stagnant, as though you haven’t made any progress. Maybe you have been hit with setback time and again. Maybe you have braved through fires and are still haunted by what happened. Maybe you feel as if you are merely existing and going through the daily motions without truly living. Maybe this year has been largely mundane and ordinary, not what you were hoping for and far from your expectations. Maybe you loved and lost and now you’re barely holding on. Maybe this year has been an ordeal that you weren’t sure how you’d make it through. Maybe you are mostly feeling uninspired and discouraged from your current reality.

No matter what you think, I hope that you believe that you are stronger than the person you were a year ago.

The experiences that shaped you. The obstacles that tested you. The times when you stared at fear and failure directly in the eyes. The mountains that you have climbed and moved. The hopes that sustained you. The oceans that wanted to crush you as you made your way to the finished line. The new beginning that was exactly what you needed.

All of them are responsible for building you up to the strong and resilient person you are today. Therefore, it’s impossible for you to stay the same. Even when you think you aren’t making enough progress, you still are.

During the ordinary days, I hope you find the magic of abundance around you. You have all that you need to succeed. When you set your intention towards your goal, the whole universe conspires to help you achieve it. Don’t be disheartened by your lack of progress or the fact that your journey is taking longer than you envisioned. Even when nothing seems to be happening, you’re growing and going to places. Be patient, for success takes time.

I hope you have the audacity to go after your dreams, even if it’s taking a small step in that direction. Trust in your growth and have faith in what is to come. It’s not linear, and your journey will always look different from the others. I hope you continue to be curious and hungry for new experiences and seek to learn as much as you can.

I hope the whole entirety of your heart is overflowing with gratitude. After all, it is what keeps you rooted in the present. Be grateful for the blood flowing through your veins, keeping you alive. Be grateful to your loved ones for loving you with all they have. Be grateful for the breath that you take each and every moment. Be grateful for all that you have and all the blessings that are coming to you.

I hope you know that you are worthy of bigger things. Your life doesn’t have to be restrained by your current circumstances. Your past has no power over you. All that matters is right here, right now — this present moment. That the power for creation and success is always within your grasp. No experience is wasted, and there is a lesson in all that you went through.

I hope you know just how awesome and amazing you are. There is only one of you in this entire universe and that is a miraculous fact. Every inch of you is close to perfection. You are way stronger than what you give yourself credit for. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

I write about falling in love and out of love.

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