Being mentally and emotionally tough is a skill which can be cultivated through personal choice and self-discipline, it requires a lot of work, patience and perseverance.
Life will test you, it will throw tough situations at you and your reaction to those situations will determine how mentally tough you are. It’s important to note your feelings and thoughts in the tough times, as well as how you deal with them.
Another important point to remember is that whatever the case may be, you need to stay strong and control your emotions and thoughts, this way you can remain sane. Taking action is best done when you’re not an emotional state as you can clearly see what needs to be done.
If you want to cultivate a strong mind, you have to rise after every knock and stand taller than the thing that knocked you down. Mental toughness is about rooting yourself and knowing that you are strong enough to get back up if and when life knocks you down.
Here are 6 qualities all mentally and emotionally strong people possess:
1. They have self-confidence
They know that your attitude and mentality towards situations plays a large role in whether or not you succeed in life. You need to have self-confidence and believe in yourself, that way you will never have to rely on others to motivate you to achieve something you’ve set out to achieve.
2. They welcome change
One emotionally and mentality strong people do not fear change, instead they welcome it. They know that change can only bring a new horizon and sunset. Remaining in comfort zones doesn’t allow for new growth. They are also aware of the fact that change is inevitable and that one should not fear it, so instead, they welcome change and all the possibilities it will bring.
3. When they fail, they try again
The only true failure is failing to try again. Success is not achieved without a few failures, failing only encourages them to try again. If they do not try again, they may not succeed, and that is true failure.
4. They never dwell on past mistakes
The past is only good for one thing, and that is learning. If you are going to look back at the mistakes you’ve made in life, make sure you are looking back in hindsight so that you may learn from them and apply the lessons to the present.
5. They watch the company they keep
The company (friends and family) you keep can have a huge impact on your emotional and mental health, that’s why it is important to keep the toxic ones out. Mentally strong people do not allow these people to bring them down, if they ever find themselves in the company of a toxic person they make sure to limit their interaction with them as they can be extremely draining.
6. They create their own happiness
Mentally and emotionally strong people don’t care about the opinions of other people. They know that happiness is an inside job and that they are the masters of their own reality and happiness.