13 things mentally strong people avoidCheryl ConnorForbes
Having the physique of a god or goddess is all well and good, but just as important — if not more so — is having mental strength, and that’s the kind of power you don’t get in the gym.
Just as habits like smoking, drinking and filling your body with junk food does nothing to increase physical prowess, there are certain mental taboos those who are strong of mind avoid.
If a gym membership is out of your reach this New Year, you can get mentally fit with this list from Cheryl Connor at Forbes.
1. 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!”
2. Give away their power.
Mentally strong people avoid giving others the power to make them feel inferior or bad. They understand they are in control of their actions and emotions. The know their strength is in their ability to manage the way they respond.
3. Shy away from change.
Mentally strong people embrace change and they welcome challenge. Their biggest “fear,” if they have one, is not of the unknown, but of becoming complacent and stagnant. An environment of change and even uncertainty can energize a mentally strong person and bring out their best.
Full story at Forbes.
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