Archive for August, 2014

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do – Part 1

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Healthy habits are what make mentally strong people tick.  They set themselves up for success in all areas of life by managing their behaviors, habits, emotions, and thoughts.  Here are some guidelines to experience the same success.  If you are interviewing candidates, these are habits you can look for in their demeanor, attitude and conversation.

1. They don’t make the same mistakes twice.  They accept responsibility for their behavior and learn from their past mistakes.  The result?  These mistakes are not repeated multiple times.  They move forward, making better decisions in the future.

2. They don’t resist change.  There is no resistance to change.  they welcome positive change and are willing to be flexible.  They accept that change is inevitable and believe in their abilities to adapt to change.

3.  They don’t fear taking calculated risks.  They don’t take reckless or foolish risks, but don’t mind taking calculated risks.  Mentally strong people spend time weighing the risks and benefits before making a big decision, and they are fully informed of the potential downsides.

4.  They don’t waste time feeling sorry for themselves.  They don’t sit around being victims about their circumstances or what others “have done to them”.   Instead, they take responsibility for their role in life and understand it isn’t always fair.  They accept their part in creating the situation.

5.  They don’t give away their power.  They don’t try to control others and don’t let others control them.  They take ownership of how they respond and don’t blame or point fingers.  You will never hear them say “My boss makes me feel bad” or “My secretary doesn’t support me”.

6.  They don’t waste energy on things they can’t control.  Speaking of control…they don’t complain that the traffic is bad or that someone got into a fender bender and it made them late.  They won’t blame the nail they ran over or the waitress that was overwhelmed at lunch.  They focus on what they can control….many times that is only their attitude and reaction.