Things Mentally Strong People Do

Everyone wants to be a winner in life. But the road to success is not all smooth sailing. It is paved with challenges and hardship; every now and then life throws you in the deep end. When difficulties and failure knock you off balance even the best can crack under pressure. The reason why some people can rise to the occasion while others fail miserably is not their superior competence, knowledge or talent. It is their sheer mental strength that helps them to push through in trying times and keeps them afloat even in the face of the most challenging circumstances. Call it guts, will, courage or toughness. This mental ability to withstand pressure when hardest hit, is an important but often overlooked factor in achieving success.

Here are few things which mentally strong people do and you should do it too.

  1. They practice gratitude.
  2. They retain their personal power.
  3. They accept challenges.
  4. They focus on the things they can control.
  5. They set healthy boundaries.
  6. They take calculated risks.
  7. They make peace with the past.
  8. They learn from their mistakes.
  9. They create their won definition of success.
  10. They view failure as an opportunity for growth. 
  11. They set aside time to be alone.
  12. They accept full responsibility for their lives.
  13. They practice perseverance.
  14. They modify their unhealthy habits.
  15. They expend their mental energy wisely.
  16. They practice realistic optimism.
  17. They tolerate discomfort.
  18. They stay true to their values. 


Becoming mentally and emotionally strong isn’t something that happens overnight. No matter what your goals are, you’ll need mental strength to get there.

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    • Don’t be afraid anymore girl. Mentally strong people feel fear but do not let it stop them from moving forward. Moving forward can be scary and uncomfortable but mentally strong people understand that each and every struggle allows more strength to be gained. Staying fearful doesn’t help you to conquer limiting beliefs about the world. It keeps them real and powerful.


    • I am glad you liked it Roy. Most of our problems are created by our own distorted thinking. We learn by observing our parent and other significant role models in our life. We learn from society and from the media. Not all of the things we learn are correct or balanced. It pays to be a critical thinking – able to evaluate information for yourself before believing something either way.


    • It’s my favourite point too. Mentally strong people define themselves. They do not allow others to tell them who they are, whether they are capable or not nor what is/isn’t possible for them in their lives. Mentally strong people make their own minds up because their opinion of themselves matter more than that of others.

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  1. Hi

    great post, funnily enough I’ve written some posts about some of the things you mention. Great to be in contact with like minded people.

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    • Thank you. Finally, mentally strong people take full responsibility for their current position in life. They understand that their past choices, thoughts and actions have put them where they are now. They don’t blame others as they have still made choices, even if they were passive ones. For example – blaming an ex partner for all your trouble when you still, perhaps on an unconscious or fearful level, stayed with that person.

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    • Thank you. I am grateful for your appreciation on my posts. It inspires me to inspire more. The way you think affects how you feel and how you behave. Thinking things like, “I can’t stand this,” or “I’m such an idiot,” robs you of mental strength. Pay attention to your thoughts. You’ll likely notice common themes and patterns. Perhaps you talk yourself out of doing things that feel scary. Or maybe you convince yourself that you have no control over your life.

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    • Glad you liked it. Mentally strong people don’t try to avoid change. Instead, they welcome positive change and are willing to be flexible. They understand that change is inevitable and believe in their abilities to adapt. This was profound for me.

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