Whatever we do and however we choose to lead our lives, we must always remember that we are the makers of our lives and when we are mentally strong, we can make a better place for ourselves in the world. It is not possible that all of us are born mentally strong but the good part is that we can all get there if we try.
(Having said all of that, we are, in no way, trying to invalidate mental illnesses. If you are suffering, we truly hope you get through it and feel better. More power to you.)
There are a few characteristics that all mentally strong people share and in this article we will present you those.
1. They aren’t complainers
They are tough and tenacious. They do not complain about how they feel, like life is unfair and other things. They know that the only way to reach solution is to not focus on the problem. They work through their problems instead of complaining about them. The point is, they know that if they give too much importance to the problem itself, it will manifest itself into something bigger than it originally was. They are methodical, meticulous and focused. They are go-getters. Once they decide to get something done, nothing can stand between them and success.
2. They take control
They are not waiting for someone to magically turn up and solve their problems. They do not waste their lives away, hoping that things will work out on their own. They take control of their lives and make sure that they create a better life for themselves. They will never let someone else make decisions for them nor have others tell them what to do. They have a healthy amount of ego that makes sure they do not deter from their path.
3. They take everything in their stride
They recognize that life is an empty book that we have to fill on our own. There is nothing predestined, we create and make things happen. When they face barriers, they find a way out and when they find failure, they work better in order to do better. It can rightly be said that when life gives them lemons, they make lemonade and get on with it. They do not mope and whine. They know and understand that it is not a bed of roses, but a path that requires resilience, tenacity and patience. They are here to rule life, not let life rule them.
4. They get rid of bad habits
Do not get me wrong, they are not boring. They just understand that they live life only for themselves, so anything that does not make it better in some way or the other, they let go of it. This can be any vice, drugs, alcohol, toxic relationships and a lot of other things. They do not give into temptation. They are iron willed and once they decide to not indulge, there is nothing that will make them do so. They are here, around us, for a long time, and they will make a hundred percent sure that they have a good time and serve the purpose of their being. They make their lives and their place in the world an ideal one.
5. They are not pushovers
If they say no, they mean no. People who are mentally strong have a lot of integrity and they will not be pushed around at any cost. They respect themselves as individuals and make sure others do too. They will not treat anyone else badly and at the same time, will not be treated badly either. They hold their ground and cannot be moved once they are resolute.
The top 3 Books you must read:
- You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
- Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change