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This Is How Successful People Get Mentally Tough

This Is How Successful People Get Mentally Tough

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Last Updated on January 18, 2019

7 Ways To Deal With Negative People

7 Ways To Deal With Negative People

Some people will have a rain cloud hanging over them, no matter what the weather is outside. Their negative attitude is toxic to your own moods, and you probably feel like there is little you can do about it.

But that couldn’t be farther from the truth.

If you want to effectively deal with negative people and be a champion of positivity, then your best route is to take definite action through some of the steps below.

1. Limit the time you spend with them.

First, let’s get this out of the way. You can be more positive than a cartoon sponge, but even your enthusiasm has a chance of being afflicted by the constant negativity of a friend.

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In fact, negativity has been proven to damage your health physically, making you vulnerable to high levels of stress and even cardiac disease. There’s no reason to get hurt because of someone else’s bad mood.

Though this may be a little tricky depending on your situation, working to spend slightly less time around negative people will keep your own spirits from slipping as well.

2. Speak up for yourself.

Don’t just absorb the comments that you are being bombarded with, especially if they are about you. It’s wise to be quick to listen and slow to speak, but being too quiet can give the person the impression that you are accepting what’s being said.

3. Don’t pretend that their behavior is “OK.”

This is an easy trap to fall into. Point out to the person that their constant negativity isn’t a good thing. We don’t want to do this because it’s far easier to let someone sit in their woes, and we’d rather just stay out of it.

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But if you want the best for this person, avoid giving the false impression that their negativity is normal.

4. Don’t make their problems your problems.

Though I consider empathy a gift, it can be a dangerous thing. When we hear the complaints of a friend or family member, we typically start to take on their burdens with them.

This is a bad habit to get into, especially if this is a person who is almost exclusively negative. These types of people are prone to embellishing and altering a story in order to gain sympathy.

Why else would they be sharing this with you?

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5. Change the subject.

When you suspect that a conversation is starting to take a turn for the negative, be a champion of positivity by changing the subject. Of course, you have to do this without ignoring what the other person said.

Acknowledge their comment, but move the conversation forward before the euphoric pleasure gained from complaining takes hold of either of you.

6. Talk about solutions, not problems.

Sometimes, changing the subject isn’t an option if you want to deal with negative people, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still be positive.

I know that when someone begins dumping complaints on me, I have a hard time knowing exactly what to say. The key is to measure your responses as solution-based.

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You can do this by asking questions like, “Well, how could this be resolved?” or, “How do you think they feel about it?”

Use discernment to find an appropriate response that will help your friend manage their perspectives.

7. Leave them behind.

Sadly, there are times when we have to move on without these friends, especially if you have exhausted your best efforts toward building a positive relationship.

If this person is a family member, you can still have a functioning relationship with them, of course, but you may still have to limit the influence they have over your wellbeing.

That being said, what are some steps you’ve taken to deal with negative people? Let us know in the comments.

You may also want to read: How to Stop the Negative Spin of Thoughts, Emotions and Actions.

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