There’s just something different about mentally strong people. The refuse mediocrity and don’t settle for the ordinary in life. Here are a few noteworthy characteristics of people like these extraordinary individuals.
1. They Don’t Dwell on the Past
Mentally strong people study their mistakes. They find a common theme between them and then they move on. They realize that everyone makes them and they’re just part of the process of growing.
2. They Don’t Expect Freebies
Mentally strong people don’t have an “entitlement” mentality. They know that the work will be hard and they are willing to do whatever it takes. They expect no handouts and freebies. They always take responsibility for their mistakes and never play the blame game.
3. They Don’t Fear Failing
Mentally strong people don’t give up. They keep their eye on the prize and, if they fail, they fail forward always ready to learn from their mistakes.
4. They Don’t Resent Others Success
Mentally strong people never back stab, get jealous, or play “king of the mountain” in their business and in life. They realize that there is plenty of room at the top for more than one person to be successful.
5. They Don’t Fear Alone Time
Mentally strong people embrace sitting quietly. They know that creativity is often birthed in times of silence. Their alone time is sacred and part of their daily discipline.
6. They Don’t Fear Change
Mentally strong people thrive on change. They welcome it knowing that it often leads to their next venture. They love not knowing what’s around the next corner.
7. They Don’t Get Impatient
Mentally strong people know that the best things in life often take time. They love the saying “Rome wasn’t built in a day” and they don’t expect instant gratification.
8. They Don’t Live to Please People
Mentally strong people aren’t afraid to say “no”. They tell the truth even if it’s at the risk of losing friendships. They’re also okay with hearing “no” from people and they welcome bluntness and truth from others.
9. They Don’t Use Negative Self Talk
Mentally strong people speak truth and positivity into their life. Instead of saying words like “I could never do that” they say things like “I’m not sure how long it will take me, but I will give it my best shot!” The glass is always half full in their eyes instead of half empty.
10. They Don’t Lose Sight of the End Goal
Mentally strong people keep their eyes on the prize. They are goal driven, laser focused, and are good planners. They never “parachute” into their day, week, or month without knowing the direction they want to go. They live their life with purpose.