These are the elite of humans among us, the high achievers, the superstars of business and athletics. They are the top CEO’s who appear to have superpowers, while earning exorbitantly high incomes to prove it.
But they are human, these individuals have the same physical strength and the same health concerns as everyone else. But what it comes down to is their mental superiority. This trait particularly for entrepreneurs, as their best characteristics appear to be mental toughness and tenacity.
What they also display is optimism, grit, and the unfailing drive to never give up. This high achievement, this mental strength can also be defined by identifying the things which they don’t bother doing. There are certain traits, behaviors, and ill advised habits which they’ll avoid.
Never Make The Same Mistake Twice
We all know the definition of insanity which is, doing the same thing over and over again, then expecting different results. Expecting something different or something better is absolutely absurd.
A mentally strong person will always accept full responsibility for their actions, their past behaviors, and will learn extremely quickly from their mistakes. They have the ability to constantly self reflect in an accurate and productive manner. This is considered one of the biggest strengths of high achievers.
Will Never Feel Sorry For Themselves
What you’ll never see mentally strong people do is feel sorry for themselves, their particular circumstances, or dwell on how they’ve been mistreated. They have learned to take full responsibility for all of their actions and their outcomes.
They have the understanding that life isn’t always fair and it can frequently throw them curve balls. They are able to regroup and emerge from difficult circumstances with gratitude for the lessons that they’ve learned.
When a situation happens to turn out badly, they’ll just respond with phrases such as “Oh well, maybe next time!”
Never Worrying About Pleasing Others
You know who the people pleasers are, or, conversely, those who go out of their way just to displease others as much as possible, thinking that they’re reinforcing an image of superiority.
Neither is a good situation. Someone who’s mentally strong will strive to be kind and fair, and will please others whenever appropriate, while also being unafraid to speak up.
They’re also able to withstand the chance that someone may get upset at them, and will handle the situation with grace and patience.
Avoiding Things They Can’t Control
Mentally strong people won’t bother complaining about bad traffic, long lineups, or about the rude behaviors of other people, as they realize that these circumstance are usually out of their control.
When they’re confronted with a bad situation, they realize the only thing that they can do is control their own attitude and response, and they’ll usually use these attributes well.
Always Expect Change
Those mentally strong individuals are always expecting change and will embrace it. They actually welcome a challenge. It’s found that their biggest “fear” is not of the unknown, but rather things becoming stagnant and complacent.
What an environment of uncertainty and change does is it energizes a mentally strong person, which brings out their best.
Taking Calculated Risks
Mentally strong people are forever willing to take well-educated calculated risks, which is the polar opposite from taking foolish gambles.
With their mental strength, they’ll weigh out the risks and benefits concisely and thoroughly, fully assessing the worse case scenarios and all of the potential downsides before they take action. And take action they will.
Enjoying The Success Of Others
What it takes is extreme strength of character to feel genuine excitement and joy for other peoples success. Those who are mentally strong have this ability.
They’ll never become jealous or resentful whenever others, their peers, friends or relatives, succeed. They’ll just take notes on what the individual did right. They’re willing to then work harder for their own success, without needing to take shortcuts, or by cheating.
Dwelling On The Past
There’s strength in acknowledging the past, especially acknowledging the things which they’ve learned from the past. Those who are mentally tough are able to avoid spending their energy when it comes to their past disappointments, or going back to their glory days which are long past.
They’ll instead invest most of their time and energy in creating the best possible “present” that they can, while optimizing their future.
Expecting Immediate Results
This could be anything, such as starting a new diet, a fitness program, or a new business. Those who are mentally strong are always in it for the long run, and won’t quit or give up once they hit a snag.
They also know better than to expect immediate results. They’ll apply their time and energy carefully while celebrating each new milestone and success along the way. What they generate is sustainability. They realize change takes time.
Nobody Owes Them Anything
The mentally tough realize that the world doesn’t owe them a single thing, not a guaranteed salary, handouts, a comfortable living, a retirement package, this just because they got superior education.
Mentally strong people will instead enter the working world with full steam ahead, prepared to work hard and succeed on their own merits.
Try And Try Again
Every failure that’s encountered is another chance to improve. The greatest of entrepreneurs will always admit that their earlier efforts brought them constant failure.
What mentally strong people are prepared to do is fail, and then keep on failing, and if necessary, will do so as long as they continue to learn from these failures, which they know will bring them closer to their ultimate success.
Enjoy Working Alone
There’s no fear for those who are mentally tough to work or spend time alone. They’ll effectively use their downtime to make new plans, to reflect, and to be as productive as possible.
More importantly, they’ll never depend on others to fulfill their happiness or mood. They’re happy to be with others, while also equally happy to be and work alone.