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Self Belief and Inner Strength: Our Most Valuable Assets

Self improvement is an ongoing process throughout the journey of life. Chitrangada likes to share her beliefs and experiences to help others


"Simple can be harder than complex. You have to work hard to get your thinking clean, to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end, because once you get there, you can move mountains."

--Steve Jobs

Self belief and inner strength—the most valuable assets, we can have

Self belief and inner strength—the most valuable assets, we can have

 Hold on to your 'Self Belief':  Mountain like problems become easy to deal with.

Hold on to your 'Self Belief': Mountain like problems become easy to deal with.

Do You Sometimes Think--Why me? Why is this happening to me?

Why Me? — How often do we say to ourselves?

Whenever some crisis like situation occurs, or in some odd circumstances, or when something terrible happens, about which we could never have imagined.

You must have heard it happening to others. But not in your wildest dreams, you must have imagined, that it might happen to you.

But it does happen, and you have to accept, that it can happen to anyone or everyone.

As Mahatma Gandhi had said, whenever you are unhappy or sad, about a thing, or a mishappening in your life, look at the person, who is more sad, or depressed than you.

While we are alive, there will be obstacles and problems. They are intertwined in our entire lifetime. Considering them as part of your lives, will make it easier to face them.
What’s important is, that it’s not about the problems, but how do we deal with them.


"The bad news is TIME FLIES.

The good news is YOU ARE THE PILOT"

~~Michael Althsuler.

Inner strength is the greatest strength

Inner strength is the greatest strength

A Very Common Example:

One of my friends, is always complaining to the God, that she is the worst sufferer in the whole world. Her life is full of negativity and negative thoughts. She cannot be blamed entirely, for her negative thoughts. Her problems do not seem to end, at all. One after the other, they keep on returning, back to her.

Sometimes, it’s her job related stress, her own health issues, whereas at other times, it’s her elderly family member’s health issues. Her children do not listen to her. At one time, she had serious problem, trying to save her job. She is always struggling to maintain, the work and home balance.

  • When someone is actually facing problems on all fronts, it is futile to ask them to keep their cool. Something, which is easier said, than done.
  • When we look around ourselves, we may find many people, with never ending problems. But they also have the undying resolve, to encounter them.
  • This resolve can loosely be described as, Inner Strength. And this inner strength, can be developed and cultivated, by having Self Belief.
  • God knows, from where the same person, gets the strength to fight back also.
  • God is very thoughtful in assigning problems.
  • A little observation will make you feel and understand, that God gives a troublesome life to some chosen ones only, who can face it, and not to every second person.
  • Persons, having lot of patience and perseverance, who can face all the hardships, and come out successfull in the end.
  • It is like polishing the precious metal, further and further, and further, till it becomes 100% pure.


"You have power over your mind-not outside events.Realize this and you will find strength."

----Marcus Aurelius.

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

-----Maya Angelou.

"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”

―--- Mahatma Gandhi

3 Important Qualities, to Develop Self Belief and Inner Strength

Have faith and self belief

The human mind is a place of it’s own. It can make heaven out of hell, or hell out of heaven.

It is most active, when it looks inactive. It is our attitude, which is most important.

No matter, how adverse and unfavourable the conditions may be, the Man has the capacity to turn things around by sheer—

1. Determination

2. Patience

3. Perseverance

It is you, and only you, who can develop the power of Self belief, and Inner Strength, within your mind.

Others can only show you the right path, but following that path, is your responsibility. And this can be done by everyone, who tries to build the three qualities, mentioned above.

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Get motivated with these quotes and the music, source: You tube

‘The Golden Rule’—Self belief and Inner Strength

The Golden Rule To Follow:

Sometimes, you have nothing to cling to, but your Self Belief.

And when you hold on to that, even when no one is there to support you, against all odds, this very Self Belief, acts as a fire inside you, and turns frustration into Energy.

You find a new reason to live, and fight back, and ultimately, you emerge Victorious.

Such is the power of Self Belief.

Your Inner Strength enables you, to be able to bear the adversaries of life, taking one positive step forward.

And then the chances are, that the mountain like problems, become easy to deal with.

If you believe in yourself, nothing is impossible!

If you believe in yourself, nothing is impossible!

Success Stories do Motivate

A student, who became a topper, after having failed in Mathematics twice

Once, there was a student in my class, who was poor in Mathematics. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that he was rather scared of the subject, due to his dismal performances, repeatedly.

All he needed, was some motivation and encouragement. And he got it, from the teacher concerned.

And imagine his determination to crack the subject. He scored cent percent in his board examination, all due to his hard work, determination and self belief.

There can be seen hundreds of examples around us, examples of turning impossibles into possibles. We just have to look around, and get inspired.

Life is not a bed of roses.

Only those who have Self Belief and Inner Strength can sail through the journey called--LIFE.

Chitrangada Sharan

Self Belief is the key to success! Enjoy this video of Will Smith. source: you tube

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2012 Chitrangada Sharan


Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on March 30, 2020:

You are right Peggy!

We should be strong and hope this Worldwide crisis to end sooner.

Wish you well, take care and stay safe.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Much appreciated.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on March 29, 2020:

Right now, we all need to seek that inner strength given the world situation with the Covid-19 virus taking so many of our people. I wish you good health in the days ahead. At least we are not alone in this.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on April 13, 2019:

Very well said, Peggy!

It took me some time to develop that inner strength, when I had to face some unpleasant experiences, in my earlier life. We don’t even realise, how much inner strength, do we have, unless we face such unfavourable situations.

Thanks for appreciating the article and your insightful comments!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 13, 2019:

Possessing inner strength helps people get through the toughest of times and almost everyone, if they live long enough, will face situations that call for grit and determination to plow through what life can throw at us. This is an inspirational article.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on February 03, 2017:

Thanks aesta1 for reading and commenting on this hub!

I believe almost everyone faces such difficult situations in life at some point or another. But we have to be strong and face it all.

I am happy you could relate to this article.

Many thanks for your positive feedback!

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on February 03, 2017:

How true really...the description you have of some people who love to wallow in negativity. I used to have some of those attributes and tried hard to get out of it.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on November 21, 2016:

Thanks Bill Kasman for reading and commenting on this hub!

You said it in simple words and I completely agree with you! Appreciate your positive feedback!

Bill Kasman on November 19, 2016:

A positive attitude to life makes all the difference. Think good thoughts and good things will come!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 18, 2014:

Thank you suzettenaples, for your visit and wonderful comments!

I am glad that you found this hub inspirational. Thanks and have a good day!

Suzette Walker from Taos, NM on June 18, 2014:

This is quite an inspirational hub, Chitrangada. I enjoyed reading this. Yes, controlling the mind is important in this life. We can conquer more by doing this. Thank you for an interesting and informative hub. It is all in the mind.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on March 19, 2014:

Thank you Crystal Tatum, for your visit and appreciation!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on March 19, 2014:

Thanks CharronsChatter, for your kind visit and lovely comments!

I myself refer to this hub, whenever I am feeling low, for some reason.

Thanks for your generous words and share!

Crystal Tatum from Georgia on March 19, 2014:

Very inspiring hub.

Karen Robiscoe from California on March 19, 2014:

this is so well-timed for me, I must have been meant to come and read it. Beautifully and gently written. No fingers pointing at the neighbor with all the problems she perhaps fosters (by focus) but wonderful suggestions and encouragement. Shared to fuh-beebs, and clicked many widgets. (I always will do this, and feel just a *skosh* awkward saying, but it seems to be the norm)

Okay, Chitrangada--you have the best week ever. You hear? :) :)

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on March 11, 2014:

Thanks for your visit and appreciation!

Sandy Mertens from Wisconsin, USA on March 11, 2014:

Very inspiring about inner strength.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 24, 2013:

Thanks for your comments. Yes, facing challenges with confidence eases your stress and in all probability you emerge successful.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on January 24, 2013:

I always faced challenges with great confidence in that way you feel less stressed out thanks for sharing this information.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on October 12, 2012:

Thanks WriterCooperative, for your visit and feedback. And special thanks for your suggestions, which I shall keep in mind.

WriterCooperative on October 12, 2012:

The energy behind your words, especially on inner strength, is touching. The subject could be developed more. Keep writing!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on September 28, 2012:

Hi MarleneB!

Thanks for appreciation and all those kind words. Being positive and calm, I believe is the best option to deal with life's so many challenges.

Your comments are always a great morale booster. Thanks again.

Marlene Bertrand from USA on September 28, 2012:

You are such an inspiration. These are the kind of words that people should read whenever they feel life getting them down. You are so right about how our attitude and how we deal with things affect the outcome. Stuff happens. We have to find a way to deal with things in a positive manner. Excellent hub.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on September 04, 2012:

Thanks Ruchira, for your visit and support. I agree with your views and I am glad you found the hub useful.

Ruchira from United States on September 03, 2012:

Hi Chitra,

I agree life has to be spicy or else it becomes boring. Happenings make the man adventurous and let's him live.

However, I don't deny that I have not said the above line :)

useful hub, 'cause it made me think again!

Anil from Kerala on August 26, 2012:

Thank you once again.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on August 25, 2012:

Thanks Anil, for stopping by and commenting. I am not a psychologist, but I am a mother of three grown up children and a teacher by profession. That gives me some understanding of the psychology of children and teenagers. One can always come out of mental depressions, with the emotional support of parents and teachers. Thanks again.

Anil from Kerala on August 25, 2012:

Mental depression or Hallucinations are the friends of human beings.

Anil from Kerala on August 25, 2012:

Mental depressions, or hallucinations are the friends or human beings.

I think you are a good psychologist am i right?

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on August 14, 2012:

Thanks Tusitala Tom for stopping over and commenting. You have added more meaning to it ( the hub). Thanks again.

Tom Ware from Sydney, Australia on August 13, 2012:

Realizing that we 'have a mind' which belongs to us, rather than that we are the contents of it, is a big step towards inner peace. If our thinking stops, we are still there. We are the Observers, the Witness of our lives; the only aspect of ourselves which does not change is this.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on August 07, 2012:

Thanks for stopping by and appreciating. Have a nice day.

flashmakeit from usa on August 06, 2012:

That was very inspiring. Making heaven out of hell, having self belief and emerging victoriously through difficult times.

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