QUALITIES OF MENTALLY STRONG PEOPLE:
1. They have a proactive approach to life
Proactive approach means starting each day with purpose by taking control of what you do and how well you do. It means taking ownership of your own life. To behave responsibly. To work for things to happen. To focus on what is essential, prioritizing. To have a manifest destiny and move forward to it.
“Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habit. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.” (Lao Tzu)
Mentally strong people adopt a proactive approach to life by defining which path to follow. Where there is a will, there is a way. What do you want from your life and what are you doing to make it happen?
2. They move on from things they can not control
“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.”
Even when the world is facing hard times, a Global Pandemic we can do our bit at home sweet home for our near and dear ones and ourselves. We can share creativity, art,study logically, help generously and write freely and focus on what we can do smartly and intelligently while enjoying this unusal phase of life.
We cannot control what people think about us, but we can work hard to create stable and friendly relationships.
3. They are positive
Mentally strong people develop a positive thinking strategy to find always the bright side of life.
4. They are alive in the present
This moment is a gift and that’s why it is called present. Mentally strong people are alert and they utilise their present time in learning, creating and contributing significantly.
5. They are kind
Being kind is now scientifically proven to strengthen our relationships and our sense of satisfaction in life. Contrary to what has always been thought, it is not a symptom of naivety or weakness but requires courage and strength. Categorized as main interpersonal skill, mentally strong people develop high standards of it. Confident about themselves and focus on self-improvement, they do not compete with or envy others. Self- awareness, and self-confidence make them more prone to accept others and celebrate goodness. They have open eyes to detect others suffering and enough sense of mission to give of themselves to provide for the rest. They do not just live life through a self-centered approach. They build healthy relationships through warmth and trust. They care about others and this caring is what usually leads them to top management positions and successful interpersonal relations. They find time and energy for people around them.
6. They calculate risks
Mentally strong people are prudent. They have a plan. They estimate all the different options and identifiable consequences, and they take intelligent choices. This does not mean they do not dream big or withdraw themselves from difficult worthy stuff. Contrarily, they are usually prepared to reach high and far as they have developed the needed resilience to overcome obstacles and focused on the desired goal. They take risks, but they are not reckless. They know their action
7.They are Empathetic
Mentally strong people understand emotions in others and themselves. They are respectful and courteous towards each other. They contribute to the well being of the society at large and are generous and humble beings.