Learn 18 Ways to Become Mentally Strong
Growing up in the world of competitive freestyle skiing, you learn very quickly that you can be good with your athleticism, but you need to be even stronger with your mental game. We have all heard the saying about how success in sports, life, or business is 90% mental and 10% skill. I believe that. My success in sports, life, and business have been when I've combined mental strength and preparedness with a foundation of skills.
So how do you become mentally stronger?
18 Characteristics of Mentally Strong Leaders
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
They are kind, fair, and unafraid to speak up. They don't worry about pleasing people.
6. They are Willing to Take Calculated Risks.
They weigh the risks and benefits before taken action.
7. They Invest their Energy in the Present
They don't dwell on the past.
8. They Accept Full Responsibility for their Behavior
They don't make the same mistake over and over.
9. They Celebrate Other People's Success
They don't resent the success of others.
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 along.
12. They Prepare 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
The 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
They reflect on their progress every day. They take time to consider what they've achieved and where they are going.
Take two of these 18 actions and work on them weekly. The stronger your are mentally, the better prepared you will be to take on the challenges of life and succeed.