18 Things Mentally Strong People Do

  1. Move on. They don’t waste time feeling sorry for themselves.
  2. Keep control. They don’t give away their power.
  3. Embrace change. They welcome challenges.
  4. Stay happy. They don’t complain. They don’t waste energy on things they can’t control.
  5. Are kind, fair and unafraid to speak up. They don’t worry about pleasing other pleasing other people.
  6. Are willing to take calculated risks. They weigh the risks and benefits before taking action.
  7. Invest their energy in the present. They don’t dwell on the past.
  8. Accept full responsibility for their past behaviour. They don’t make the same mistake over and over
  9. Celebrate other people’s success. They don’t resent that success.
  10. Are willing to fail. They don’t give up after failing. They see failure as a chance to improve.
  11. Enjoy their time alone. They don’t fear being alone.
  12. Are prepared to work and succeed on their own merits. They don’t feel the world owes them anything.
  13. Have staying power. They don’t expect immediate results.
  14. Evaluate their core beleifs – and modify as needed.
  15. Expend their mental energy wisely. They don’t spend time on unproductive thoughts.
  16. Think productively. They replace negative thoughts with productive thoughts.
  17. Tolerate discomfort. They accept their feelings without being controlled by them.
  18. Reflect on their progress everyday. They take time to consider what they’ve achieved and where they are going.

(Source: forbes.com/sites/cherylsnappconner/2013/11/18/mentally-strong-people-the-13-things-they-avoid)