Grit. Resilience. Mental toughness. We hear a lot about these attributes. Of course we have an abundance of strategies and techniques for developing psychological resilience.
When most people set out to become fit, they’re thinking about their physical fitness. Getting in better physical shape tops the list for many.
In this case, if more people focused on their mental fitness, however, they’d likely become more successful in achieving the goals they set for themselves – physical fitness or otherwise.
Building mental muscle is the key to self-discipline, delayed gratification, grit, and perseverance. These are the skills you will need to become the best mental version of yourself.
We all would like to be able to deal with life’s ups and downs with strength and grace, and learning to manage your emotions is another important part of becoming mentally strong.
Keep in mind, being mentally strong doesn’t mean you don’t experience pain or suffering – resilience is often learned when one is faced with an extremely painful situation.
What it does mean is that you learn to rebuild or “bounce back” from these experiences.
Also, becoming mentally strong isn’t something that happens overnight. We have to work hard to accomplish this.
If you can start seeing every curveball life throws at you as a chance to practice being mentally stronger, you’ll begin accruing wisdom and clarity that you can put to the test when things really get hard.
Until next time…