It seems that people who are able to “go the distance” in life are the ones who have been able to stick it out when times get tough.
While most of us are packing up our bags to move on to the next thing that might be easier, mentally strong people are sticking it out and doing their best to see things through to the end.
Here are seven things mentally tough people have in common.
1) They Have a Good Sense of Self
People who have been able to stand tall during troubling situations can do so because they know themselves well.
Understanding their limits and abilities helps them navigate tough situations better than the rest of us. They can deflect critics with ease and rest on their own beliefs to get them through the hard time.
2) They See the Good in Everything
It seems no matter what the situation, mentally strong people can see the positive in any situation.
If they lose their car keys, it means they can walk to work.
If their dog dies, it was so that they could adopt a puppy who really needed a home.
If they get fired, it was so they could start their own business.
You can’t keep resilient people down.
3) They See the High Level
Mentally strong people are ready to dig in and make things work in the long run. They have a keen ability to look at a situation and determine that despite the immediate results, the end result will be what they want.
This is why so many entrepreneurs are able to carry on after a business failure: they know that each failure gets them closer to the success.
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4) They Know Their Why
People who have a strong sense of self and can lean on themselves to make things happen often understand why they are doing the things they are doing.
They don’t just look for motivation in other people, they look for it in themselves. They set goals and focus on them to make sure they get what they want in life. They remember that anything worth having is worth working for.
5) They are Comfortable Being Uncomfortable
Mentally tough people will try something new without fully understanding how to do it. This includes everything from making a Monte Cristo sandwich to changing a tire on the side of the road.
They aren’t afraid to fail and that willingness to be uncomfortable serves them well in life.
6) They Take Advice From People They Want to Be Like
Mentally strong people are so self-sufficient that they rarely need to turn to others for advice or guidance. But when they do, they have a select group of people they turn to – others who have been resilient in their pursuits in life.
They only take advice from people who have been there and done that so they know they are getting the best advice possible.
7) They Take Care of Themselves
If you’ve ever heard someone say they don’t have time to exercise, they probably aren’t a resilient person. Mentally tough people know that the only way they can keep going at this energy level is to take care of themselves before anything else.
They eat right, exercise, meditate, talk to exports, learn, and grow in a variety of ways. Sitting still is only good for them when they want to take a time out to recharge; otherwise, resilient people are always moving.
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