Monday, January 20, 2014

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

Do you want to be a mentally strong person? Are there things a mentally strong person does that the weak don't? Recently I read a list of 13 things that the strong avoid and it was a great list. Here are a couple of those things.

They don't waste time feeling sorry for themselves. "You don’t see mentally strong people feeling sorry for their circumstances or dwelling on the way they’ve been mistreated. They have learned to take responsibility for their actions and outcomes, and they have an inherent understanding of the fact that frequently life is not fair. They are able to emerge from trying circumstances with self-awareness and gratitude for the lessons learned. When a situation turns out badly, they respond with phrases such as “Oh, well.” Or perhaps simply, “Next!”"

They don't waste energy on things they can't control. "Mentally strong people don’t complain (much) about bad traffic, lost luggage, or especially about other people, as they recognize that all of these factors are generally beyond their control. In a bad situation, they recognize that the one thing they can always control is their own response and attitude, and they use these attributes well."

They don't fear time alone. "Mentally strong people enjoy and even treasure the time they spend alone. They use their downtime to reflect, to plan, and to be productive. Most importantly, they don’t depend on others to shore up their happiness and moods. They can be happy with others, and they can also be happy alone."

There are three of the thirteen. Use this link and read the entire list and work on what you don't currently master. Make 2014 a great year with incredible mental strength.

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