Being mentally tough is not something you are born with, it is something that is cultivated deep, deep, inside of yourself.
The world can be an overwhelming experience for a lot of people. Each of us will fall to our knees throughout life. Some, more than others. It is just the way life works.
What is important throughout those moments is not to look at the situation as a burden, but more as a challenge.
There are learning curves throughout life. We must learn how to navigate this world and then pass that knowledge to help others.
We can control a lot within our lives, we just choose to not look at this hard truth because it is too daunting to embrace.
But it is the truth.
How we choose to handle our circumstances says a lot about who we are as people.
How far we have grown within our own journey of life is reflected within our reaction to circumstance.
The key is to build mental strength.
Here are 6 Things Mentally Tough People Do During Their Most Difficult Moments:
They Move On. They Don’t Waste Time Feeling Sorry For Themselves
Part of life is about getting through difficult moments the right way. That is correct, there is a right way and a wrong way of handling tough times.
The mentally tough don’t waste time feeling sorry for themselves when they catch themselves enduring a hard road.
Instead, they look for answers.
They talk themselves through the situation at hand, they take extreme ownership of the situation, and they look for a solution to the problem.
Execution is all about learning how to continue pushing forward, regardless of the forces that are against you.
The only way to change is through executing the daily behaviors that are associated with positive change.
They Embrace Change, They Welcome Challenges
Mentally tough people embrace the change that comes into their lives. They see change as a challenge instead of a threat.
Developing mental toughness is about over-coming hurdles and challenges that are in front of you.
If you want to do the opposite of mental toughness, all you need to do is simply walk away from difficulty when it presents itself in your life.
Humans are habitual creatures, we find a rhythm and we stick with that rhythm until proven otherwise.
Change is usually that moment when we are proven otherwise.
When change takes a step into your day, your week, your month, your year(s)—embrace it.
Trust that the change that is before you has been bestowed upon you in order to make you better.
People that embrace change are not only mentally tougher, but they become better in the process.
They Stay Happy. They Don’t Waste Energy On Things They Cannot Control
In order for us to truly experience peace within our lives, we must learn and adopt the mindset of investing energy solely into the things we can control.
Society wants for us to spend time worrying about things that are far out of our control. The more we adopt this mindset, the deeper we fall into anxiety and depression.
Don’t spend time worrying about things that are completely out of your control. This will require a high level of awareness from within you, along with practice.
Mentally tough people stay happy and they do that by controlling their environment. They stay happy because they control what and who comes in and out of their day.
Your energy as a human is precious, do not waste your life sitting around worrying about things that you can do nothing about.
They Are Kind, Fair, And Unafraid To Speak Up
There are going to be moments within your life where your character and your inner strength will be tested.
People tend to mistake kindness for weakness. This will call you to rise to the occasion and set them straight.
Being kind is important and so is being fair in life, but there will be times where you will need to speak up for yourself.
Mentally tough people are quiet when they need to be and can become the loudest person in the room if they choose to.
Mental weakness is fed by pretending to be someone or something you are not.
Don’t ever feel like you must be the loudest person in the room all the time.
People come in all different shapes, sizes, and depth. Always be the real you, no matter what anyone says.
Just make sure that when the moment calls for you to speak up, you roar.
They Are Willing To Take Calculated Risks
Mentally strong people are willing to take on challenges and change. They are willing to bet on themselves.
Life is going to bring amazing opportunities right to your door step, but it will always be up to you to see those opportunities and pounce.
Sometimes, opportunity is knocking and we can’t hear it. We sometimes cannot even see possible opportunities all because our lens is foggy.
Mentally strong people are always working on themselves. They are always building, learning, and doing whatever necessary to stay ready.
This way, when opportunity comes knocking, there is no preparation needed.
They Celebrate Other People’s Successes. They Don’t Resent The Success
As humans who walk this earth, we have a responsibility to help other people while we are here. Life on this planet is not eternal.
We are here for a reason, and I believe that because we each posses unique gifts and none of us can be replicated, that responsibility that we must serve, is to use our powers as people to help others.
In life you are going to see people succeed all around you. You might even see people around you succeed and move onto the next chapter of their lives, while you are stuck in the mud.
Part of being mentally strong, is having faith in yourself and knowing that your time will come.
Learn to help other people succeed around you while you have the opportunity.
People who come up and don’t stop and turn around to extend a helping hand are mentally weak people. Their ego does not allow them to help other people succeed.
Don’t be that person.
Learn to cultivate self respect, morals, ethics, and values for yourself.
Believe in help.
Don’t overlook the fact that everyone around you needs help.
Always be willing to extend an arm to help others come up with you, too.
God takes care of the rest.