By being Mentally Strong can transform your life. Almost overnight.
As the CEO of Grey Top Warriors, I spend a lot of time with guys over 40 who are very concerned about their physical strength and health.
Especially as they get older.
When it comes down to it though, mental strength can mean even more. Much more in many cases.
Characteristics of mental strength include, tenacity, grit, optimism and the ability to “fail up” or make mistakes and keep going.
Here are 13 Things Mentally Strong People Avoid
originally published on Forbes.com
Dwell on the Past
There is strength in acknowledging the past and especially in acknowledging the things learned from past experiences.
But a mentally strong person is able to avoid miring their mental energy in past disappointments or in fantasies of the “glory days” gone by. They invest the majority of their energy in creating an optimal present and future.
Fear Alone Time
Mentally strong people enjoy and even treasure the time they spend alone. They use their downtime to reflect, to plan, and to be productive.
Most importantly, they don’t depend on others to shore up their happiness and moods. They can be happy with others, and they can also be happy alone.
Feel the World Owes Them Anything
Particularly in the current economy, executives and employees at every level are gaining the realization that the world does not owe them a salary.
Or a benefits package and a comfortable life, regardless of their preparation and schooling.
Mentally strong people enter the world prepared to work and succeed on their merits, at every stage of the game.
Resent Other People’s Success
It takes strength of character to feel genuine joy and excitement for other people’s success.
Mentally strong people have this ability. They don’t become jealous or resentful when others succeed (although they may take close notes on what the individual did well).
They are willing to work hard for their own chances at success, without relying on shortcuts.