There are people who, despite things going badly, are still making progress. No matter how complex the present is, for they know better times will come. The other day on a Spanish TV show I heard the famous actor Antonio Banderas tell an anecdote about these people.
Le Malagan explained that one day an individual approached him to congratulate him on the Oscars and said, “Do you know who I am?” Banderas didn’t know him, so the boy told him he was the founder of “Uber”, one of the most successful companies in recent years, “and confessed that he had fallen over and over again before. to succeed and that first everything was going well for him he had a lot of money This boy never gave up hope and kept going despite the failures.
Characteristics of mentally strong people
Unfortunately, not everyone has this triumphant mindset, and most people boil down to the first change. In addition, the years of “well-being society” that have been experienced in Europe and in several developed countries have created mentally weak young people who want everything to be served and who do not have a resilient mentality.
However, the economic crisis has forced many people to tremble and change their thinking. Because a weak state of mind not only does not allow us to be successful, but it causes serious emotional problems in different areas of our life.
But what characterizes mentally strong people? What are mentally weak people doing wrong? Here’s how.
1. They are emotionally intelligent
There have been a lot of studies done on emotional intelligence over the past decade, and it seems that this type of intelligence is the key to having a strong mindset. Emotional intelligence it helps people get to know each other better, communicate more effectively, Stay calm in difficult situations, be more realistic, more productive, maintain emotional balance, be better prepared for change, etc. Unfortunately, not everyone is emotionally intelligent, which negatively affects their psychological well-being.
2. They are compassionate to themselves and accept themselves as they are.
We are constantly told to forgive others, but we tend to be very hard on ourselves. Mentally strong people they are compassionate to themselves and want to be no matter what. And, of course, being compassionate to yourself also includes self-acceptance. Doing things wrong once in a while is a part of life, there is no one who does everything perfectly
3. They trust each other
People with a strong mindset trust each other, and this allows them to overcome most of the challenges that arise. People with great self-confidence don’t always achieve their goals, but they never give up. This confidence in their own abilities helps them not to sink in the face of failure and to move forward in accomplishing their own goals and objectives.
4. Come in chess an apprenticeship
And of course, sometimes these people fail, just like everyone else. But mentally strong people are aware that it is possible to fail and believe that there is a cure: go for it! Mentally strong people learn from their failures, which allows them to grow.
5. They don’t care what other people think of them
We all like to please others, but that’s not always possible. The psychological wear and tear of constantly thinking about what others think about yourself can be mentally draining. Mentally strong people waste no time with such thoughts and follow their path faithfully to their style.
6. They know how to adapt to criticism
We have all received criticism from time to time, some may be constructive and others unfounded. Mentally strong people accept constructive criticism and use it to learn. Also, they don’t take other reviews as a personal thing, so they don’t care about them.
- To find out how to best adapt reviews, you can read our article: “10 tips for better criticism”
7. They know who they are and where they want to go
Who am I? is one of those existential questions which, if we don’t know how to react, they can become an obstacle to achieving our goals and being happy. Mentally strong people aren’t afraid to answer this question and know who they are. They also have a path they want to follow and are in constant motion, which motivates them despite the fact that every now and then they have to change course.
8. Happiness is in you
Strong-minded people know that happiness is on the inside and not on the outside. They have fun and live the present moment because they understand that in life what matters are the little things, not the material things. They have an inner strength that makes them resistant to life.
9. They are not afraid to leave the comfort zone
Mentally weak people are characterized by not wanting to leave their comfort zone, Be afraid of change. It’s easier to stand here even if things aren’t going well so that we can face our insecurities and know something new that can mean a better future for us. Getting out of the comfort zone is a good thing, even if it is just one more experience to learn.
10. And therefore, they are not afraid of uncertainty.
But stepping out of the comfort zone means facing our fears without knowing what awaits us. Mentally strong people are not afraid of uncertainty, but they do face it and, as I said before, they know that bad experiences are also learned.
11. They have a positive mindset despite adversity
Mentally strong people they have a positive mindset no matter what. Therefore, whether it is stepping out of the comfort zone, dealing with uncertainty, failing etc., they always maintain a positive attitude and mindset. The power is in the mind.
- Help: “25 short positive sentences to live your daily life with optimism”
12. They are resilient
Mentally strong people are resilient, that is, they are people capable of facing life’s adversities and coming out stronger. While it’s common to think of resilience as something innate, it is possible to learn to master this ability with practice and the right attitude.
- You can read our article “The 10 Typical Habits of Resilient People” to learn more about resilience.