A strong man, to me, is one who can maintain his level of direction and goal setting despite whatever feelings he or others around him might be having.
He uses reason/logic to understand and gather information, but ultimately, he is lead by trusting his own gut instinct.
It's a heroes journey, and you are the hero.
-- I must remind myself that sugar is my enemy. I can't control my sugar consumption and sugar makes me mentally unstable. I'm reminding myself (because I forgot again).