Never, never, never give up. Otherwise, they wouldn't be set on bringing you down, understand. Don't let them beat you. “Sometimes, life will kick you around, but sooner or later, you realize you’re not just a survivor. Insisting and persisting serves me well when life gets challenging for myself, too: I use it to understand what’s going on, find the help I need, and try different ways of responding to what’s happening. I’d be friendly, charming, great to work with—but I wouldn’t go away until the work that needed doing was done and people had made the contribution that was necessary.

We've put together the best collection of positive quotations, inspiring stories, and words of wisdom for you. But we can make a conscious choice to respond in ways that affirm our spirit. They are quite good at it, they've been doing it all their life. They knocked the wind out of me, plunged me into unspeakable darkness and despair, and brought me face to face with my worst fears. These strategies help me when I don’t want to give in to the temptation to throw in the towel too soon. Yet none of this destroyed her. That’s one way of not giving up and making it through. My mother found her way back to her happy nature after the heaviest blows—the early death of her husband, and facing Motoneuron Disease in her eighties. Or when you need to stand up to the voices inside you that make you want to shrink away and disappear when it’s important to stay, and be seen or heard. And I watch in awe, as, time after time, she makes a conscious inner decision that she won’t.

My fighting spirit is a useful string to my bow of life skills, and I shall be forever grateful for the experiences that helped me discover and hone it! Or not. My mother always says to herself, when facing a difficulty, “Who’s the boss here—me or this challenge?” She’s experienced hiding under her desk as a schoolgirl when the bombs fell during the war. ”Why do we fall?” he asks him. It was a revelation to me that, instead of bearing what life throws at me, I can consciously choose not to let it beat me. Or not. When you’re facing a critical illness. Click here to read more. Know that your ‘failed’ attempts are the stepping stones that will ultimately lead you to where you want to be. Click to opt-out of Google Analytics tracking.

As I responded to my challenge in this way, I discovered a voice within me that spoke I can do this!

Don’t let it beat you.

When my father died, suddenly, in my twenties. You are entitled to be you- screw what other people say, do or think. When I had to undergo neurosurgery to remove a brain tumor, in my forties. I can call upon it when I need it. So next time someone does you wrong, pray for them and mean it. Even if one attempt fails, it’s important to keep trying, but keep trying intelligently. is all I can say. What are your thoughts of an older woman sleeping with a much younger man? For if you stand up just one more time than you’ve fallen, you’ve made it through. Before using the site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. It's not about me. Prove Them Wrong. When you want to save a significant relationship you’re on the verge of losing. When life piles on the challenges, and you’re pushed to the edge, where and how do you find your fighting spirit? Sending Love to Everyone Who’s Doing Their Best to Heal…, Tiny Buddha’s New Mindfulness Kit: Less Stress, More Peace, How to Stop Obsessing Over What Other People Think of You, How to Stop Over-Apologizing, From a Lifelong Over-Apologizer, 14 Daily Happiness Habits to Adopt Right Now, How to Set Healthy Boundaries and Protect Your Space and Energy. Otherwise, they wouldn't be set on bringing you down, understand? This is from the film Batman Begins. But fighting is called for when something important is at stake: When you need to speak up for yourself (or someone or something that really matters to you).

We can choose not to be discouraged, not to give in, not to despair—at least not for too long.

That I can be a warrior, as well as a survivor! Acknowledging That We’re Not Okay is the Only Way to Make Things Better, Why I’m Grateful for Accidents, Pain, and Loss. Pick up free resources on Monica’s website, or get her free ebook How to Know What You Want. Prove that you can make your dreams come true, sooner or later you will, don't let anyone bring you down with negative words, pay no attention of what negative people can say. I have a friend who has had a most debilitating, not clearly diagnosed illness for years. Perhaps that’s one kind of stubbornness worth cultivating! How do you go on? Winston Churchill- Don’t Give Up.

When I need to stand up for what really matters to me. When adversity strikes, we are faced with a stark choice: We can either let it beat us. Though I run this site, it is not mine. Strengthen yourself in every way possible—by exercising, meditating, or arming yourself with knowledge and support—to help you believe you really can handle whatever is coming. But, it's simply bc they are afraid of who you are. I hope you’ll find them helpful too! into the storm of my fears, growing increasingly loud, strong, and determined.

Make You can do this! They say that Rome wasn’t built in a day. My mother always says to herself, when facing a difficulty, “Who’s the boss here—me or this challenge?” She’s experienced hiding under her desk as a schoolgirl when the bombs fell during the war. Then find your fight and stand up again. The fact that the surgeons were going to cut into my brain—the center of my consciousness, my thoughts and my reasoning, my story and my memories—made my fears a thousand times worse! IG: @daniellkoepke. Don't let the weak, ugly souls of those kind of people, work their toxin in you...You know YOU ARE a better, stronger and more mature, more dimensional person than they are. So, if you’d like some inspiration to discover and cultivate your own fighting spirit, I offer you…. This is a radical operation, and I was terrified of its risks and what it might do to me. Let go of those who bring you down.

We can call upon our inner strength, fight back, and rebuild ourselves. For my mother, who got diagnosed with Motoneuron Disease in her eighties, to have a dignified last phase of her life. Ask yourself what you can learn from your previous attempt. Your stories and your wisdom are just as meaningful as mine. “Don't let them win. Thought my friend could use this right now. It adds to my resilience and self-reliance when life gets tough. You’re a warrior, and you’re stronger than anything life throws your way.” ~Brooke Davis. Daniell. your mantra, repeating it to yourself, even aloud, when you feel discouraged. If that’s not fighting spirit, and truly inspiring, I don’t know what is.

Equally, you might not resolve a complex and challenging situation in one day. If you never have it tough and you never need to fight, you never learn how.

Sometimes we need to let ourselves be sad, down, or angry before we can find an appropriate response to what happened to us. It is more important to have fewer friends and closer relationships than people who intentionally try to bring you down or hurt you because of their own insecurities. Fighting is a way of standing up to your inner voice of discouragement and resignation: a decision to show up and do what you can even when it’s tough and you want to give up. It may take several attempts to find your way through. Don't let them steal your magic.” ― Brom, The Child Thief If you’re going through hell, keep going. But more recently, I’ve been inspired to cultivate another quality I’ve discovered in myself, in addition to that: my fighting spirit. You never build that fighting muscle. Marie Kondo, exactly what I want to do for 2015, declutter and get rid of stuff. Our experts share wellness advice and life lessons to help you through difficult times. Would a man try to get a woman’s attention that he like? (That’s a Chinese proverb!). You don't need anyone bringing you down. What’s Your Excuse for Not Living a Life You Love? Yet she makes a point, always, to show up, whenever possible, in whatever way she can: to work, to choir practice, to family activities…. She dresses up and puts her make up on. I’m obsessively worried about past people coming back to hurt me. When adversity strikes, we are faced with a stark choice: We can either let it beat us.