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18 Things Mentally Strong People Do

What Mentally Strong People Actually Do

This infographic reveals 18 things that high achievers do that low achievers don’t. These points are adapted from several blog posts by Amy Morin featured on several years ago (but which took the negative path rather than the positive path exhibited here).

1. They move on. They don’t waste time feeling sorry for themselves.

2. They keep control. They don’t give away their power.

3. They embrace change. They welcome challenges.

4. They stay happy. They don’t complain. They don’t waste energy on things they can’t control.

5. They are kind, fair, and unafraid to speak up. They don’t worry about pleasing other people.

6. They are willing to take calculated risks. They weigh the risks and benefits before taking action.

7. They invest their energy in the present. They don’t dwell on the past.

8. They accept full responsibility for their past behavior. They don’t make the same mistake over and over.

9. They celebrate other people’s success. They don’t resent that success. They also celebrate their own success.

10. They are willing to fail. They don’t give up after failing. They see every failure as a chance to improve.

11. They enjoy their time alone. They don’t fear being alone.

12. They are prepared to work and succeed on their own merits. They don’t feel the world owes them anything.

13. They have staying power. They don’t expect immediate results.

14. They evaluate their core beliefs — and modify as needed.

15. They expend their mental energy wisely. They don’t spend time on unproductive thoughts.

16. They think productively. They replace negative thoughts with productive thoughts.

17. They tolerate discomfort. They accept their feelings without being controlled by them.

18. They reflect on their progress every day. They take time to consider what they’ve achieved and where they are going.

See also . . .

100 Ways to Say Great to Support Others –

9 Simple Steps to Happiness –

10 Signs That You Are Truly Happy —

10 Things You Must Give Up to Move Forward –

15 Things to Give Up If You Want to Be Happy —

20 Ways to Get What You Want –

22 Things Happy People Do Differently –

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  1. […] 18 Things Mentally Strong People Do […]

  2. Diane Yourie says:

    This article should be banned! What exactly does “mentally strong” mean? So if someone is unable to accomplish these 18 things they are mentally WEAK? I happen to have bipolar disorder. One of your 18 magical things is stay happy!! Then next is be kind!! As I type this I am incredulous that this list was written and published. I know I’m not weak. And I’m certain that the millions of others inflicted with this illness are not weak. In fact we may be stronger than the author or anyone who buys this crap. Life is not quite so easy for us. We are the mentally strong ones to be able to hold down jobs, raise families, cultivate friendships, and live productive lives while traveling a roller coaster of ups and downs. And a lot of us accomplish this while keeping our illnesses secret. Many “normal strong minded” people feel a prejudice against those of us with mental illness, so it’s necessary to keep it quiet. I sincerely hope that the author realizes the poor taste shown in this article and that Pinterest followers don’t believe the crap that infographicaday spouts.

    • johnkremer says:

      You sound like one of the mentally strong people. You don’t sound weak at all. Mentally strong refers more to character rather than IQ, mental health, or such. And you certainly have character.

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