People mostly are known to focus on their physical strength and health. But when it comes down to it, mental strength can mean even more.
A strong-willed person can achieve greater things than a person who has to think twice before his every step. He is more confident, optimistic and more in control of his emotions.
If you notice a strong-minded person you can definitely find these attributes in him, and maybe if you implement these properly, you can take your first step towards being a mentally strong person.
Waste time feeling sorry for themselves- Feeling sorry for their situations or thinking about how they’ve been mistreated, is something you won’t see a mentally strong person doing. They know how to take responsibility for their actions and the consequences. They understand the fact life is not fair every time.
Give away their control- Mentally strong people don’t really let other people have any control over them. They don’t give anyone the authority to make them feel good or bad about themselves. They know how to control their control their emotions and actions.
Shy away from change- You would notice that they respond very well to changes. As it turns out, their biggest fear is not of the unknown, but of remaining stagnant and not doing anything new.
Waste energy on things beyond their control- You won’t find them complaining about anything and everything. They know that some things are beyond their control and complaining about them won’t make anything better. In a bad situation, they focus on the one thing they can always control, i.e., their own response and attitude towards it.
Worry about pleasing others- People pleasing isn’t a sign of a strong-minded person. A mentally strong person tries to be kind, unbiased and appreciate people where necessary, but is unafraid to speak up. They know for a fact that they can’t please everyone on this planet and that someone or the other will get upset. So, they try to navigate the situation, wherever possible, with grace.
Resent other people’s success- It’s absolutely commendable to feel genuine joy and excitement for other people’s progress and success. Strong-willed people have this ability. They don’t become jealous or resentful when others succeed. They are always willing to work hard for their own chance at success, without relying on any shortcuts.