Mental Toughness. Mental Strength. Mental Fitness.  They are all similar terms that describe a confident and resilient mindset which takes time and commitment to develop. Below is a recent interview of psychotherapist Amy Morin by Steven Benna published in Business Insider UK where she describes 21 signs that you are probably mentally stronger than average. They all fit neatly within the MTQ48 4C’s framework of Change, Commitment Challenge and Confidence developed by Professor Peter Clough and AQR Managing Director Doug Strycharczyk.

21 SIGNS YOU’RE MENTALLY STRONGER THAN AVERAGE

Amy Morin introduces her 21 signs.

Mental strength is the daily practice of pushing yourself to grow stronger, maintaining realistic optimism, and setting healthy boundaries. Mentally strong people don’t do things like waste time feeling sorry for themselves or give away their power to other people.

Here are 21 signs that you’re mentally stronger than average;

1. You balance emotions with logic

“Mentally strong people understand how their emotions can influence their thinking. In an effort to make the best decisions possible, they balance their emotions with logic.”

2. You choose productive behaviour

“While it may be tempting to make excuses, complain about other people, and avoid difficult circumstances, mentally strong people refuse to waste time on unproductive activities.”

3. You feel confident in your ability to adapt to change

“Mentally strong people know that although change is uncomfortable, it’s tolerable. They focus their energy on adapting to change, rather than resisting it.”

4. You face the fears that hold you back

“While mentally strong people don’t need to conquer fears because they have something to prove to others, they do strive to face the fears that hold them back.”

5. You learn from your mistakes

“Mentally strong people don’t hide or excuse their mistakes. Instead, they learn from them.”

6. You balance self-acceptance with self-improvement

“Mentally strong people accept themselves for who they are, while simultaneously recognizing their need for personal development.”

7. You genuinely celebrate other people’s success

“Mentally strong people cooperate — rather than compete — with those around them. They don’t feel as though other people’s success somehow diminishes their own achievements.”

8. You are comfortable living according to your values

“Mentally strong people make decisions with relative ease because they understand their priorities and they live according to their values.”

9. You focus on sharpening your skills, rather than showing them off

“While some people seek validation from others, mentally strong people are less concerned about gaining recognition. Instead, they’re intrinsically motivated to become better.”

10. You live an authentic life

“Mentally strong people are true to themselves. Their words are in line with their behavior.”

See the rest here..

Source: Mental Toughness Partners

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