Recently, I was put down by someone close to me which caused me to doubt my ability to achieve a certain goal. Though the person most likely didn’t mean to shoot me down or cause harm, it still felt like I was slashed multiple times by a machete, pain seemingly lasting a veeeeeery long time.
It took every bit of me to remember my ongoing journey of developing a thicker skin. I knew I had to pick myself up and get back on track with my visions. So the other day, when I was doing some online reading, I found an article describing how to be unbreakable and it resonated with me greatly. Synchronicity at its best that I found the article just when I needed it!!!
So I wanted to share with you guys as well and hope it helps you just as much as it helped me! Enjoy!
Do you have an unbreakable spirit? Has anybody ever put you down, and it has caused you to give up on something? Has anybody made you cry?
Most of us have experienced this and probably more so when we were younger. It’s a love-hate emotion knowing that we get wiser as we get older. There’s a quote that says: With age, comes wisdom, but sometimes age shows up all by itself! – Tom Wilson
I am on a high from some of my Savor the Success friends because they told me I had an unbreakable spirit. In my 30 years of living that was the first I have heard that about me. I felt warm, uplifted, and honored that these successful, strong women thought so highly of me. I believe any woman can have an unbreakable spirit with some awareness of her intelligence.
No, I’m not being arrogant, and I still have low moments where my spirit isn’t always as high, but I am pretty darn optimistic when it comes to my life and my business. Not everything I do or touch will be right. I have and will fail at things, but it’s the way I handle the situation at hand and continue to move forward that keeps my spirit unbreakable.
Here are 3 tips on how you can have an unbreakable spirit:
1. Drive, Ambition, Passion: I believe it takes a drive and ambition to use towards a passion. On the other hand, when you have a passion, you have drive and ambition. They go hand-in-hand in my eyes. If you have a passion, then you can understand that the majority of us who have a passion also have an unbreakable spirit. Why? Because we have a dream, we see a big picture, we have visions, and nobody can break that. If you don’t have a passion then ask yourself, “What makes me smile? What gives me a natural excitement? What can I do over and over that won’t make me sick or bored of it?” Find it. Because if you don’t have passion, then what do you have in your life?
2. Positive, Optimistic, Realistic: Yes, I understand that life happens and you can’t always be positive and optimistic, but you can be realistic. Being realistic, along with being a dreamer, can easily fit into your daily, mental routine. Work on looking at life, your situations, and experiences as the glass half full, not empty. Go with the flow, go with your gut, enjoy the journey you choose, and you will have an unbreakable spirit.
3. Focus, Be In Tune, Tune Out: Think back to a time when you were focused. Can you remember the feeling? Can you remember the zone you were in? Did anybody break that focus? The one thing I can assure you is that if you are focused on a goal, nobody can stop you. No excuses. Live your life each day the way you want, but most importantly live each day mentally the way you want. Tune out “them” – the negative voices in your life. There is no room for the the negative voices. So focus, stay in tune, tune out the negative voices, and you will have an unbreakable spirit.
Susan Vernicek is the founder and owner of Identity Magazine, the online magazine designed to empower women to Accept. Appreciate. Achieve.™ Identity Magazine’s articles and insights reflect the important philosophies of self-love and self-help. They are meant to guide so that you see yourself in the best possible light, as you always should. So celebrate your lives, your bodies, your successes and failures!
Over to you…
How have you learned to be unbreakable? What other advice can you give? Please share in the comments below!