Quotes You Need to Hear If You're Struggling to Find Your Inner Strength

There are times when it's really hard to believe in yourself.

Everything seems to be going wrong at once, and the thought that you're strong enough to make it through the storm you're weathering doesn't only seem unlikely—it seems downright impossible.

While losing sight of your own power and getting trapped in a negative headspace from time to time is normal, it's also not something you have to settle for. You're a force of nature—you just have to remember how powerful you can be.

Thankfully, we can help. Keep scrolling for quotes you need to hear if you're struggling to find your inner strength.

Follow your gut:

"You'll never find peace of mind until you listen to your heart."

-George Michael

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Focus on yourself, not everyone else:

"Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace."

-Dalai Lama

You're your own source of light:

"Nothing can dim the light which shines from within."

-Maya Angelou


Face your fears:

"You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do."

-Eleanor Roosevelt


You can't control the situation, but you can control your response:

"Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose."

-Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

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Believe in yourself:

"Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy."

-Norman Vincent Peale


Move, even if you don't know where you're going:

"You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."

-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Don't let the bad times ruin the good ones:

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass. It's about learning how to dance in the rain." 

-Vivian Greene

You have more strength than you even realize:

"Few men during their lifetime come anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used." 

-Richard E. Byrd

Don't search for outside approval:

"A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep." 

-Vernon Howard

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Even if it doesn't feel like it, your strength is inside you:

"I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time."

-Anna Freud    

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