Last week we went over some of things that mentally strong people do.
This week we’re going to look at what they DON’T DO.
Incorporating their dos and avoiding their don’ts will give you clarity on what you should be focusing your thoughts and energy on and help you succeed in your goals and aspirations.
- They Don’t Fear Taking Calculated Risks
They don’t take reckless or foolish risks, but don’t mind taking calculated risks. Mentally strong people spend time weighing the risks and benefits before making a big decision, and they’re fully informed of the potential downsides before they take action.
- They don’t give up after the first failure. They know that success isn’t immediate, and failure is almost always an obstacle you will have to overcome. Thinking that failure is unacceptable or that it means you aren’t good enough does not reflect mental strength. In fact, bouncing back after failure will make you stronger.
- They don’t fear alone time. Creating time to be alone with your thoughts can be a powerful experience and vital in helping you reach your goals. Becoming mentally strong requires you to take time out from the busyness of daily life to focus on growth.
Here are some of the benefits of solitude
- Solitude at the office can increase productivity.
- Alone time may increase your empathy.
- Spending time alone sparks creativity.
- Solitary skills are good for mental health.
- Solitude offers restoration.
- They don’t expect immediate results. Mentally weak people are usually impatient. They overestimate their abilities and underestimate how long change takes, so they expect immediate results. They have realistic expectations and understand that success doesn’t happen overnight. They measure and keep track of their progress, keeping their long term goal and bigger picture in sight.
- If it doesn’t align with their values, they don’t do it.
Mentally strong people keep their priorities in line with their beliefs. They’re courageous enough to live according to their values, if it doesn’t align with their beliefs, even when it’s not the popular choice, then they won’t do it.
Do you know your top five values? Or even you core value? – Your soul’s purpose. Most people don’t know and it takes some real digging to find these out. If you want to book a discovery session with me, we can work on finding these out. Just hit reply!
If you want to read more about the habits of mentally strong peeps, there’s a great book called ’13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do’ by Amy Morin, giving you an in-depth , step by step guide on how to mentally train your brain for happiness and success.
We’ve only covered a few of her points here but if you’re looking for a good read on exercising your brain for success (because we can’t just exercise the bod and expect to be holistically successful), then here’s the link to her book, it’s worth the read!