It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.
Forbes.com is a great source of new ideas and insight into materially successful people.
Numbered lists are always a pleasure to dive into and this is no exception.
It appears that the mentally strong don’t rely on outside factors to influence their decisions or their behaviour.
Trusting in their own ability and judgement, mentally strong people take definite action, respect their time and take an unemotional and pragmatic approach to life.
The article gives you all of the details, but in summary, mentally strong people don’t
- Feel sorry for themselves too much
- Stay in control of their emotions
- Fear change
- Waste time on things they can’t control
- Act to please others
- Fear risk
- Dwell on the past
- Repeat mistakes
- Begrudge others’ success
- Give up
- Fear being alone
- Feel the world owes them
- Expect immediate results
Do you relate to any of these? I certainly struggle with change and risk sometimes- as we all do. Do you feel you are owed something by the world or those around you? even subconsciously?
I definitely admire the success of others and try to model it myself and produce similar results – are you envious of others’ success? if so why? It’s clear from this article that taking a positive and longer term approach to the way you see the world is important.
It’s worth a read and some reflection on these points to make sure you haven’t missed something which could be holding you back.