Before we develop an indomitable spirit, we must first understand what it is. When we accept the meaning of the words, we must then decide whether we live by the meaning, showing this spirit in our everyday life, deny we have it.
Indomitable spirit can be defined in many ways. It can be the strength that a person has within, the “never give up” attitude, or simply put, the burning desire and the willing to do whatever it takes to accomplish your goals.
How does one develop it? We all have it from birth. As a baby we all have the desire to move. We start by learning to crawl and then by standing and taking our first steps. As babies, we don’t believe in fear. We are unbreakable, indestructible, no matter how many times we fall, no matter how many times we hurt ourselves, we get right back up, determined to walk. As we continue to grow, this determination gets stronger with everything we do. Whether we strive to finish school and go to university, or leave school and learn a trade. Even once we start work, we are determined to succeed within the company.
Unfortunately though, most people choose to ignore their indomitable spirit and set themselves up to failure. They have the opinion that “it’s all too hard” or “there’s no way I can achieve”. Their fear of embarrassment, rejection or pain is far too strong that they just give up. These people have forgotten that their spirit even exists, and need to be reminded that they have the ability to succeed. Like using jumper cables to start a flat battery, we must use the jumper cables of life to kick start these people back onto the path of achieving their goals.
The motto I live my life by is my indomitable spirit, it’s the first thing tell myself every morning when I wake up and the last thing I tell myself when I go to bed. It’s what keeps me fighting every second of the day and helps me to set and achieve goals, no matter how big or small they may be. It’s not how many times I get knocked down that counts, it’s how many times I get back up ready to fight that really matters. Every night before I go to sleep I will reflect on my day, see how many times I was knocked down today and then reflect on what helped me get back up and fight on. That’s indomitable spirit, and that’s how we can develop it.
Peace out everyone.