Success is more of a mindset, rather than simply strategy. It takes some mental grit to go through defining obstacles and challenges. You have to understand that as much as you have a winning formula, you also need a winning mind. This is why successful people are mentally tough and can navigate their way through fierce hurdles to win. In other words they win battles before they are even fought.

1. They detach themselves

Engaging in every battle, whether physical, mental, or emotional can be exhausting. Successful people need their mental strength to fight essential battles. They detach themselves from the wrong confrontation in order to toughen up for the right challenges.

2. They are calm

They can wait. They don’t need to rush into a project or show any sign of anxiety. They are not dependent on the external, but are able to manage their internal personality. Perhaps this is why they are calm? They understand such calmness and patience is a way to get what they indeed want.

3. They are not afraid

They show courage. Mental toughness helps them prove their bravery and how much they are really willing to get what they want. Such resilience cowers their opposition, distilling the intentions of their supporters and loyalists. It also puts them in pole position to take on risks and reach success.

4. They are adaptable

They know that in the course of their journey they will meet obstacles and challenges. They also know that things and events surrounding them don’t stay static. They foresee, anticipate, and get prepared. They have to be flexible and willing to move with change to reach their destination. This is another sign of mental toughness.

5. They are not stressed out

Stress tends to take away all your positive energy and replace it with negative energy. This is why successful people minimize the factors that can cause stress in their lives. They don’t succumb to negative pressure and do not show incapacity to deal with stress if it appears.

6. They are prepared

Life is a case of constant worries, battles, and altercations. Successful people are always ready. They don’t make themselves victims of occasional crisis and unexpected twists. Like a grand-master in the game of chess, they are prepared to respond for whatever tragedy life will throw at them. They find mental toughness in being prepared.

7. They are focused

They see everything they pursue in the long term. They don’t play for the immediate. So whatever immediate distraction they face they can always look ahead, rather than be embroiled in the present.

8. They are in charge

They take absolute control of whatever hand they are dealt. They take full responsibility of shortcomings and successes. They do not delegate this charge to any other person. They are in charge and fully in control of themselves and those things they are responsible for.

9. They understand their strengths and weaknesses

No matter how able and willing you are, there are things you will never be in control of. This could be your weakness or limitation. People who toughen themselves mentally can accept those things they can take charge of and those things they cannot. They would rather not dwell on their misfortunes and on things that they cannot manage or do anything about.

10. They are positive

No matter how the world sees the outcome of any given challenge, successful people make themselves mentally tough fighters by staying tough and believing in possibilities. They are optimistic. They believe that the universe will somehow reward them and help them be successful in their work.

You should understand that becoming a mentally tough fighter doesn’t happen coincidentally. Instead, it takes the right initiative and constant practice in turning bad habits and wrong attitudes into something positive for successful growth.

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