Sometimes the best way to improve ourselves is to view others and then try to mimic their patterns and behaviour. There are certain things mentally strong people do every day, and by noting this behaviour and implementing them into our everyday lives, we too can learn to become mentally stronger. What follows are thirteen things that mentally strong people do not do, and therefore we should also try to avoid doing in order to improve ourselves and become stronger.
They Don’t Dwell On The Past
They have learnt that moping about the past does no one any good, and dwelling on it is only a waste of time and effort. Learn from it and then move on.
They Don’t Give Up
Failure doesn’t mean that you have to give up right away, and mentally strong people realise this. We should learn from all failures, and use them to drive us further.
They Don’t Feel Sorry For Themselves
They don’t waste anytime feeling sorry for themselves, as they know there is absolutely no point. Self pity is not an attractive feature in a person, neither does it accomplish anything.
They Embrace Change
They realise that change isn’t necessarily a bad thing, and is something that should be embraced. Sometimes we can only improve and grow stronger through accepting change.
They Don’t Worry About Pleasing Everyone
You can please all the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, but you can’t please all the people all of the time. Don’t fret over impressing and pleasing everyone, or you will fail and it’ll be to your detriment.
They Take Risks
They know that sometimes you have to take great risks in order to reap great rewards. If you never take calculated risks, then you will never change or improve yourself.
They Don’t Repeat Mistakes
We all make mistakes sometimes, it what makes us all humans. We should use these mistakes to learn from and develop ourselves. Making the same mistake over and over however, that’s what separates the mentally strong from the weak.
They Don’t Resent Others
Mentally strong people don’t resent and envy others about their success and accomplishments in life. They know this gets you nowhere, only bitter. Instead they look up to and admire these people.
They Can Be Alone
Many of us are afraid of being alone, but these people don’t fear alone time. They know that it’s a great time to reflect and focus on ourselves, our lives and our goals.
They Don’t Think They’re Owed Anything
Unlike many people, mentally strong people understand that the world doesn’t owe them anything. Whatever you want or crave in this life you have to work for, and the universe doesn’t owe you anything.
They Don’t Expect Immediate Results
If something doesn’t give an immediate result, it doesn’t mean it was a waste of time. Sometimes it takes a little while for the seeds we have planted to grow and are ready to harvest, and these people understand this and aren’t reckless.
They Don’t Worry About Things Out Of Their Control
There are many things in life that are simply out of our control. It’s part of life, and we can’t change it. Mentally strong people understand this, and don’t worry or waste any of their energy and time on them. They simple accept it, move on and deal with the inevitable consequences and don’t dwell on them.