Quiet Strength: What It Is And What We Can Learn From Those Who Have It
What is it?
Quiet strength is defined as “the ability to remain calm under pressure.” A person with quiet strength does not show fear or stress when faced with danger. They are able to deal with any situation without making mistakes, which makes them stronger than others. The term comes from the fact that they do not make noise while doing something.
How do you have it?
The secret lies in your brain. Your nervous system controls your body’s reactions. When you are stressed out, your nervous system becomes overactive and causes excessive activity in other parts of the body such as breathing, heart rate, blood flow to muscles and so forth. If this happens too much, then it will affect your mental state negatively because you may start to lose control of certain functions like thinking clearly or concentrating on a task at hand.
In order to overcome these problems, you need to relax your nervous system. You can do this by focusing on one thing only.
For example, if you were working on a project and had been stressing yourself out, then you would focus completely on that task until it was finished. Then after finishing the work, you could return back to relaxing yourself and continue with your normal life activities. The key here is concentration; once again relaxation is required before concentration takes place. This is the basis of quiet strength.
How can you achieve it?
Quiet strength really is for everyone and anyone regardless of age or gender. It is a skill that anyone can learn through training and practice. If we back up a bit, there are only two types of people in this world: extroverts and introverts. Introverts are known to be reserved and quiet while extroverts are more social and outgoing. In order to improve your quiet strength, you must find out which type fits you best and act in that way.
If introverts are more suited to you, then the first step is restraint. In other words, do not do things that cause you to feel nervous or anxious.
The more you stay in control of yourself and keep your body relaxed, then the easier it will be for you to improve your quiet strength. Activities such as meditation and yoga are examples of things that can help you to keep calm.
If extroverts are more your style, then you should try to keep the energy flowing. This means that you would release the pent-up energy in your body through physical activity such as exercise or sports.
It’s not always about how much you do; it’s also about how you do it. If you do something at full power then you will tire yourself out faster than if you did it at a slower pace.
How can you tell if you have it?
For those of you who are introverts, then you should notice that your nervous system is more stable and calm than before. You may have also noticed that you think more clearly and can make better decisions when faced with stressful situations.
For those of you who are extroverts, you may have noticed that you don’t tire out as fast as before and can perform tasks longer without getting bored. You may have even noticed that you think more clearly and can make better decisions when faced with stressful situations.
The Power of Intuition
Intuition is one of the least understood concepts in the mind and its power. People often disregard its power and don’t take it seriously, this is a mistake.
The mind is many things, but above all else it is a tool for survival. No other trait is more valuable than intuition and to not utilize its power over the body would be like throwing away a valuable gift.
What is it and how does it work?
Intuition is nothing more than brain’s natural ability to think, plan, and create strategies without using any formal logic or knowledge. This is mainly because it cannot be explained with words or even fully understood by the person experiencing the phenomenon. We can back this claim up by saying how there are entire books and essays on the subject, but one person says that it isn’t real because they don’t experience it, while others swear by its powers.
What is intuition?
It is the subconscious mind taking in information from the environment and creating action plans to help further one’s goals. In other words, it is the mind’s natural ability to solve problems that requires intelligence.
How can I improve mine?
Good question. There are a number of ways in which you can improve your intuition, but first I must warn you that you probably won’t get immediate results. Intuition is a subconscious reaction that most of the time occurs without being noticed, so it’s going to require patience and practice on your part in order to master your skills.
The first way is to pay more attention to these occurrences. This may mean keeping a notepad by your bed or in your pocket so whenever you have a strange dream or an idea pops into your head, you write it down right away.
By doing this, you give your subconscious mind proper direction so that it can improve and solve problems, which it will do on its own given enough time.
The second way is through meditation. Meditation clears your mind of negative thoughts and allows you to think more clearly about a situation.
As I said before, intuition is a subconscious reaction, so if you’re calm then the mind can properly do its work.
The third way is by keeping a good balance between logic and intuition. We’ve already said that intuition is the mind’s natural intelligence at work, but it needs proper logic in order to process information fully.
This means you shouldn’t ignore your logical side, but also shouldn’t discard it for pure instinct. A healthy mind is a balanced mind.
The last way is to take more chances and learn from your mistakes. Just because something didn’t go your way, doesn’t mean that you’re not improving.
In fact, failure is the best teacher, so failing more will allow you to learn and improve more.
The New You
You’ve come a long way since you were a wee lad stumbling about in the nursery. You aren’t the same person you used to be and you’ve grown into a man who’s mind is filled with potential and possibility.
You know that from here on out, life will only get better and there is so much you can do.
You’ve conquered your mind and overcome the shackles of ignorance, all thanks to a little help from this book. You’ll be sure to put all of this knowledge to good use in the future and live a life that you’re going to enjoy.
Thanks for reading!
Next time: The Man Who Would Be King
You’ve had your ups and downs, but you’ve overcome adversity time and time again. There is very little that can restrain you at this point.
You are truly a free spirit.
However, there are still some things that hold people back in life..
You know exactly what it takes to get these things, but does the risk equal the reward?
Some might say yes, but it’s your decision to make.
Are you willing to gamble it all just to come out on top?
This is part of what makes you a man. The decision to get what you want no matter the consequences.
You can choose to take this risky path towards a brighter future or play it safe and stick to the sidelines. However, there is one thing that nobody can take away from you and that’s self-satisfaction.
You’ve come a long way from being that scared little boy hiding in the wardrobe, you’ve left your mark on the world and there’s no going back now.
You’re ready to take on whatever life throws at you and you will do it with an open mind.
You’ve already won.
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The introverted leader: Building on your quiet strength by JB Kahnweiler – 2009 – books.google.com
Quiet strength: The principles, practices, and priorities of a winning life by R Parks, GJ Reed – 1994 – Zondervan
Humility: The quiet virtue by T Dungy – 2011 – books.google.com
Beyond megachurch myths: What we can learn from America’s largest churches by EL Worthington – 2007 – books.google.com
Quiet Strength: Barbara Smucker’s Amish Adventure by S Thumma, D Travis – 2007 – books.google.com
A Woman of Quiet Strength and Dignity by CB Davies – … Children’s Literature/Littérature canadienne pour la …, 1984 – ccl-lcj.ca