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10 Habits of a Mentally Strong Person

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Mental strength involves more than just drive or willpower; it is a collection of attributes that allow a person to persevere through difficult circumstances and emerge without losing confidence by establishing healthy habits and choosing to devote their time and energy to self-improvement.

Being mentally strong has nothing to do with gender. Sometimes you meet women who are much stronger than their male peers. Here are 10 Habits of a Mentally Strong Person.

1. They Embrace Failure.
Missteps and roadblocks are inevitable but for mentally strong people, they see disappointment and failures as ultimately an opportunity to learn, pivot, and go after their goals with new perspective. As Albert Einstein said, “If you’ve never failed, you’ve never tried anything new.”

2. But They Don’t Dwell On Their Mistakes.
They move on. They know they have better things to do than feel sorry for themselves.

3. They Don’t Make the Same Mistakes Over and Over.
They accept full responsibility for their past mistakes, and try not to repeat them.

4. They Know They Can’t Please Everyone.
They don’t worry about pleasing other people. They are more focused on impressing themselves.

5. They Are Self-Confident.
They are independent and assured of their own intelligence. They also trust their intuition. And are not afraid to speak straight about it. They also know when to say ‘yes‘ or ‘no‘.

6. They’re Persistent in the Pursuit of Their Goals.
They conquer fears, and uses them to motivate action. They don’t give up easily, but they can let go of things, endeavors or relationships that don’t work for them, and move on. Remember that even J.K. Rowling was once an unknown writer and she is now one of very few self-made billionaire women.

7. They are Resilient.
No matter how hard life may get, or how difficult might the situations turn, they always put  bits of courage together and fight back.

8. They Don’t Expect Overnight Success.
The road to success is a marathon, not a sprint — but it doesn’t always seem that way. It’s tons of hard work, takes a lot of time and dedication, and sometimes is impossible to manage but in the process you will discover strength you’ve never known, peace you didn’t know was available and a completely new level of self-acceptance. And it can be extremely rewarding. 

9. They Forgive Even When it’s Hard To.
It is natural to make mistakes and mentally strong people forgive themselves and others. They don’t hold grudges because they know, in doing so, it can affect their mental strength. Forgiveness leads to greater psychological well-being, healthier relationships, less stress, anxiety, and hostility; and a stronger immune system. 

10. They Celebrate Others’ Success and Happiness.
Mentally strong people aren’t jealous. We tend to be envious of what other people have/achieve when we aren’t sure about what we want for ourselves. But remember, everyone’s journey is unique. Your sister, cousin, or that coworker is working toward her/his personal goal and that you have different ones. Ask yourself what would make you the most proud and bring you the most peace when you look back at the end of your life.

Mental strength  is really just about approaching the game from the right perspective. So go out there and challenge yourself on a daily basis with a skill you have not mastered so you can improve your confidence for when times get rough. Believe you can, and you will.

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