10 Things Mentally Strong People do Differently

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Have you ever noticed how some people seem to crumple at the slightest sign of a challenge in life while others are perpetually soaring?  Have you ever known a person who seemed to thrive on challenges and embrace change?  Mentally strong people take responsibility for their lives, empower themselves, and focus on the positive.  Here are 10 habits of mentally strong people:

  1. Take Responsibility for their lives: rather than playing the blame game or victim card, mentally strong people acknowledge their responsibility over their own lives and make it work for them.
  2. Celebrate the success of others: rather than being threatened or jealous by other people’s success, mentally strong people understand that appreciation of the energy of success helps manifest it in their own lives.
  3. Take risks: Taking risks is essential in life because nothing is guaranteed.  Mentally strong people weight their choices and take smart risks.
  4. Think positive: It’s easy to point out all the things around us that we don’t like, but to a mentally strong person, the focus is always on the things that are preferred, appreciated, and positive because the focus on such things creates more of it. Like attracts like.
  5. Accept things they can’t control: Mentally strong people take responsibility for their lives, but recognize that control is an illusion.  They relinquish control and go with the flow.
  6. Learn from their mistakes and lessons: Mentally strong people accept their mistakes, forgive themselves, and move forward by growing from the lesson they have learned.  They use the wisdom gained to avoid making the same mistake again.
  7. Relish time alone: Insecure people who are not happy with their lives avoid time alone because they are avoiding facing themselves.  Mentally strong people know that time alone is necessary and nourishing and cultivate a balance between intentional action and rest and relaxation.
  8. Persistence after failure: Mentally strong people know that failure is just a step on the path that is sometimes necessary to move forward.  Rather than letting it stop them or get them down, they take a breather and keep going, seeing the failure as a learning experience.
  9. Focus on Pleasing themselves first: People often give their power away by focusing their energy on pleasing everyone else.  This comes from a fear of not being accepted or of need external validation for oneself.  A mentally strong person knows that their own happiness and well-being comes first and that from a place of wellness and happiness they are able to inspire others.
  10. Let go of the past: Mentally strong people don’t live in the past or the future, they are not filled with anxiety or regret, but are focused in the present.  Mentally strong people recognize that who they were or what they did in the past does not define who they are in the now and thus liberate themselves.
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