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GUIDING LIGHT| Inner strength

Strength does not have to mean physical strength. Real strength is the strength of your brain..., writes Mukesh Setia.

india Updated: Aug 03, 2006 13:14 IST
Mukesh Setia, Teacher & Author
Mukesh Setia, Teacher & Author

A muscular person may look good, but the one who has brains takes the cake! The reason is simple enough, a brain can control many muscular people, but a brawny person cannot handle even a single smart person.

Strength does not have to mean physical strength. Real strength is the strength of your brain; your ability to conceive ideas and to work on them is what comprises your strength.

Work on your weaknesses, your vices and try to remove them that are strength. Initially it might look difficult because our vices often become our habits, but where there's a will, there's a way.

Don't criticise, it is not a strength
Criticism is not good, and neither is criticizing others all the time. Yes, freedom of speech is strength, but criticizing people just because you have that freedom, is not. Everyone makes mistakes and it is good to let them know where they have gone wrong, but don't be harsh on them. Simply let them know about their follies and foibles (but don't overlook yours!) and if you want to, suggest a way to rectify them, and let them decide what they want to do.

Accepting criticism is strength
Many a times even after putting enormous honest efforts one doesn't succeed. At that time the people around without knowing how hard you worked, simply criticize. Don't ever take that to heart because that will shrink you courage, potential and interest. Take it as a challenge but not at the cost of your life. Retrospect, work out where you went wrong, and the next time around makes sure you don't repeat your mistakes and everything will be fine. 

The strength can be achieved by analysing your own self. How? I'll try to explain with the help of following examples.