Have you ever came across someone and after knowing a bit about that person you are like what a confident and mentally strong person? It is not just that they are confident, moreover they have the incredible mental strength that sets them apart from the rest. However, what gives them that mental strength?
Today I will share with you some things mentally strong people do that you are probably not doing but you most certainly can do.
Here is what mentally strong people do:
Mentally Strong people Move on:
They people do not waste time feeling sorry for themselves. Moreover they very quickly come out of a bad situation or a bad experience and move on to better things.
“The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.”
They practice gratitude:
Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for. —Zig Ziglar
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They embrace change:
It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change. –Charles Darwin
Learn to adjust yourself to the conditions you have to endure, however make a point of trying to alter or correct conditions so that they are most favorable to you. –William Frederick Book
Mentally Strong people accept challenges:
They view adversity as an opportunity to grow stronger. With each obstacle they overcome, they gain confidence in their ability to become better.
Their Mantra is “Challenges are there to make you not to break you”.
They focus on the things they can control:
They do not complain. Mentally Strong people do not waste time and energy on things, which they cannot control. Instead mentally strong people stay productive and effective by focusing on the things they have control over.
They celebrate other people’s success:
Mentally strong people do not get jealous of other people’s success. Their Mantra is “Our time will definitely come, but also learn to clap in other people’s success”.
They take calculated risks:
They do the risk and benefit analysis before taking action. Mentally Strong people are willing to step outside their comfort zone and seek opportunities that will help them reach their goals.
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They invest their energy in the present:
Mentally strong people reflect on the past so they can learn from it, but they do not dwell on it. Moreover they refuse to live a life of regret and they let go of grudges.
“Your future needs you, your past does not”.
They see failure as ladder for growth:
They do not give up after failing; instead they see every failure as chance to improve.
“Failure is not the opposite of success, it is part of success”.
“Setback is a set up for comeback”.
Mentally Strong people practice solitude:
Solitude is a great way to recognize all the things that make you feel confident. Your self-esteem will experience a major boost when you dedicate time to yourself and realize your own potential.
“The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.”
They practice perseverance:
Mentally strong people do not expect fast results; they know that the best things in life are worth waiting for. So they exercise patience and persistence as they strive for their goals.
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.”
Mentally Strong people practice Self-discipline:
Self-discipline is about controlling your desires and impulses while staying focused on what needs to be done to achieve your Goal.
Mentally strong people become comfortable with discomfort. If you are in comfort zone then come out of comfort zone.
They know time and energy are worth more than money:
“Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.” –Henry Ford
Mentally strong people devote their energy to productive tasks. They do not waste limited resources, like time and energy, on things that are not helpful. Mentally Strong people try to make things better rather than just complaining about it.
They stay true to their values:
Mentally strong people keep their priorities in line with their beliefs. They are courageous enough to live according to their values, even when it is not the popular choice. They do not compromise on their beliefs and values.
“Values are the deeply held beliefs that drive and direct your behavior”.
Mentally Strong people reflect on their progress:
They take time to consider what they have achieved and where they are going. They always keep eyes on their Goals and measures the milestones. Mentally Strong people celebrate the small successes and milestone and keep themselves on track to achieve the overall Goal.
“Success is steady progress toward one’s Goals.”
The good news is that we can all build our mental strength. Find your own role model for higher motivation and start consciously by emulating above significant traits that define them.
“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less than perfect conditions. So what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident, and more and more successful.” — Mark Victor Hansen