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I read 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do in less than 15 mins and these are some of the key pieces of information I took away.
Don’t waste energy trying to change things beyond your control. Instead, control yourself!
You can’t escape misfortune in life. But you can change how you respond to it.
Self-pity is destructive. It leads to all kinds of negative emotions, and prevents you from moving forward.
Complaining that you’re not getting something you think you deserve is a waste of energy. The world doesn’t owe you anything – but if you allow yourself to believe that it does, you’ll just end up angry and bitter.
Mentally strong individuals don’t focus too much on other people’s thoughts and feelings.
If you allow other people to dictate your behaviour, you make yourself vulnerable to manipulation.
Fear prevents you from taking risks, changing your daily routine and moving forward.
if you want to move on, you have to forgive yourself for your past mistakes and stop worrying that you’ll repeat them in the future.
Small bad habits, like giving up early or seeking immediate results, may be holding you back.
Straight-up failure too isn’t the only setback you’ll encounter on the path to success. People also tend to give up when they don’t get immediate results.
The modern world encourages us to seek instant gratification and immediate results. But most of the time, achieving your goals won’t be easy. You’d better prepare for the long run and use your time and energy wisely – or you’ll just run out of steam!
Learn how to manage your negative emotions to increase your mental strength every day.
Mental strength isn’t about burying your emotions. It’s about harnessing your inner power to deal with pain and weakness.
To become stronger mentally, you have to develop a better understanding of your thoughts, behaviour and emotions. Learning to control your emotions and reducing negative feelings will help change your mind-set, allowing you to make decisions which you’ll feel good about.