Self- Help

10 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

By Divya Toshniwal

It’s fascinating how mentally strong people set themselves apart from the crowd. Where others see impenetrable barriers, they see challenges to overcome. Here are a few things that mentally strong people don't do.

They Don't Waste Time Feeling Sorry For Themselves Self-pity is destructive and creates feelings of negativity. The goal is to swap self-pity with gratitude. 

They Don't Underestimate Themselves They understand their strength and they know how to stand up for themselves. They know their importance and they believe in themselves.

They Don't Shy Away From Change The people who are mentally strong accept the change and modify themselves to fit into the changing environment.

They Don't Focus On Things They Can't Control Mentally strong people understand that the greater part of their happiness comes from focusing on what they can control and focusing on the things one can't control only opens the door to frustration and unhappiness.

They Don't Worry About Pleasing Everybody No matter what you do there will be someone somewhere who is unhappy about you. They know where to set their boundaries and they understand that it is ok to say NO.

They Don't Spend Time Dwelling On The Past The mentally strong people understand the importance of 'NOW'. We cannot change what has happened in the past but what we can do is work in our present to change our future.

They Don't Give Up After The First Failure Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.  The mentally strong people stand strong even after a failure.

They Don't Make The Same Mistakes Over And Over Again Although they are not scared of failures, the mentally strong people also learn from their failures. They use the lessons learned to prevent themselves from committing the same mistakes again.

They Don't Resent Other People's Success They understand that if they keep focusing on others they would not have time to enjoy what they have, even if the whole world is at their feet.

They Understand That Life Is Not Perfect The mentally strong people understand that life is not perfect but it does carry perfect moments. They don't ruin their perfect moments in cribbing about and imperfect life.