“Greatness lies, not in being strong, but in the right using of strength.” – Beecher. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical, comp. by Charles Noel Douglas. New York: Halcyon House, 1917; Bartleby.com, 2012.
I believe that every man has sufficient strength in himself to reveal greatness in every thing he undertakes. Rarely is man short on the strength necessary to the accomplishment of the tasks which sit before him. The question is whether or not he will use it rightly.
The right use of strength comes when body, mind any heart are aligned with the pulsations of inner being. The alternative is a clumsy attempt to force the matter with brute, physical strength, to strain at a solution mentally or to throw oneself at it emotionally. The downside to the alternative approach is that it blunts the effectiveness of body, mind and heart to carry the charge of life as time goes on. Typically too little or too much strength is applied in an unbalanced way, which tends to exacerbate, rather than resolve the matter.
There can and should be a balanced approach, where body, mind and heart are harmonized with the will of inner being. The three can, of course, be aligned in a purpose other than that of inner being, and where this is the case the individual will achieve beyond the mean. But in such case the strength comes not from the inexhaustible source within, rather, the individual must rally and whip up his own momentum on the basis of human strength.