30 Quotes About Inner Strength and Resilience

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The challenges that come with smoking cessation test our resolve, regardless of how much we might want to quit. 

Tapping into your inner strength will help you keep the compass pointed in the right direction and your quit program intact.

  • You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. ~ Marcus Aurelius ~
  • Nothing can dim the light from within. ~ Maya Angelou ~
  • Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. ~ Mahatma Gandhi ~
  • What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality. ~ Plutarch ~
  • Your dreams are worth it. Persevere. Your focus is your power. Harness it. ~ Amy Lee Mercree ~
  • There is a powerful force within each of us. ~ Lailah Gifty Akita ~
  • We are stronger than we think. We have emotional, spiritual and even physical resources at our disposal. We may get knocked down, but we don’t have to stay down. ~ Steve Goodier ~
  • Through adversity, not only are we given an opportunity to discover our inner strength, we are also given the gift of foresight so we can shine a light for others who go through the experience after us. ~ Rachael Bermingham ~
  • Don’t run from your weakness, you will only give it strength. ~ Stephen Richards ~
  • It's essential you create a fiery will from within--harness that power of decisiveness--and choose to be your strongest self. ~ Karen Salmansohn ~
  • The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking. ~ Robert H. Schuller ~
  • Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. ~ Thomas Edison ~
  • Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same. ~ Francesca Reigler ~
  • If we’re growing, we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone. ~ John C. Maxwell ~
  • We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves ~ Swami Vivekananda ~
  • The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them. ~ Unknown ~
  • The difference in winning and losing is most often…not quitting. ~ Walt Disney ~
  • All things are difficult before they are easy. ~ Thomas Fuller ~
  • Happiness, like unhappiness, is a proactive choice. ~ Steven Covey ~
  • The next time you feel slightly uncomfortable with the pressure in your life, remember no pressure, no diamonds. Pressure is a part of success. ~ Eric Thomas ~
  • Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. ~ Og Mandino ~
  • Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go. ~ Hermann Hesse ~
  • The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers. ~ Unknown ~
  • Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle. ~ Napoleon Hill ~
  • Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle. ~ Marcus Aurelius
  • Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. ~ Arnold Schwarzenneger ~
  • Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. ~ Dale Carnegie ~
  • If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. ~ Bruce Lee ~
  • Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on. ~ Les Brown ~
  • Perhaps strength doesn't reside in never having been broken, but in the courage to grow strong in the broken places. ~ Unknown ~

Smoking cessation, when truly embraced, cannot help but change us.  We find strength we didn't know we had and a unique joy that can only come from accomplishing a feat we didn't think we could.

Don't worry about the ups and downs you might go through on the way to freedom from nicotine addiction.  They are all signs of healing that will fade with time.  

Smoking cessation brings benefits beyond compare.  You'll see!

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