Strength, Smarts, & Bravery

“Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it.”


This is gold right here! So much wisdom in one quote! I’m just going to let this sit right here and see what comes up for you. What part of this did you need to be reminded of most? Let me know in the comments!

If the first part of standing alone speaks to you most, you might enjoy last week’s post on walking alone. I’ll be sharing about the second and third points tomorrow so stop back by to catch that.

As always, sending you lots of love and wishing you all that you need to support you in being strong, smart, and brave.


Niki Meadows

15 Replies to “Strength, Smarts, & Bravery”

  1. That right there is gold. I love that quote but I always struggle with the last part. I’m more of a ‘stand alone’ person. Even when I realize that I need help, I always find a way to put it off or dismiss whoever is trying to help with the thought that I will eventually find my way around the problem.
    I guess i needed to be reminded of the fact that no matter how strong and smart I am, I need people.
    Thanks Niki for sharing.
    Sending you love from Nigeria.
    Warm Regard.

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    1. Ohhh the trouble with the strong ones, we often struggle with asking for help. Thank you for being brave enough to share that. There are times we need to struggle to find our way and others it’s just a struggle because we don’t ask for the help and support we need. May we have the wisdom to discern the difference ❤


  2. Sometimes I can stand on my own. Usually I’m smart enough to know when I need a little help. But most times, I lack the bravery to ask. Whether it’s fear or simply not wanting to “bother” anyone, I feel like that’s where a lot of us make excuses and avoid it at all costs- when truly we’re all here to help each other! Thank you for that reminder 🙂

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    1. The thing I’ve experienced is that when I ask one of two things happen, either people are happy to help or they simply can’t. Either way they’ll let me know. So it’s not as much of a bother as I’ve built it up to be in my mind because if they aren’t able to do it they don’t take it on and if they are they will. Sometimes they can’t help but they point me in the direction of someone who can. There’s a Spanish saying that babies who don’t cry, don’t get fed. So that’s the approach I take. If it’s something I need and I don’t ask, I’m saying no for the other person. Sending you lots of love and support in asking ❤

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      1. It truly is a simpler situation than we make it out to be in our heads, but it can be a real mental battle to seek out the help of others. I love that analogy, because we wouldn’t dare starve a baby- so why would we “starve” ourselves of love and support? Thank you very, very much ❤︎

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