Avoid these attitudes, emotions, and actions to build character and never succumb to difficulties.
1. Waste time feeling sorry for yourself
You will never see strong-minded people complaining that the circumstances were not the best or that someone was dishonest with them. They have learned to take responsibility for their decisions and the results they get, and they are well aware that life is often unfair.
They come out of difficult situations with a clear understanding of what they did wrong and grateful for the lessons they have learned. When something goes wrong, they say, “Next time.”
2. Letting Others Control You
Strong-minded people know that they always control their actions and emotions and will not allow outsiders to interfere in this matter – this is their strength, their advantage.
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3. Run away from change
They are not afraid of change and accept the challenges of fate with dignity. They are not afraid of the unknown. Their main fear is to freeze in place and not move forward. They know that any change is always a chance to become better and change the world around them.
4. Spend your energy on what you cannot change
Strong-minded people don’t complain about traffic jams or losing their luggage. They don’t complain about other people because they understand that other people are out of their control.
They recognize that there are situations where the only thing they can control is their own attitude and reaction.
5. Strive to be good for everyone
Do you know people who try to please everyone? Or those who are willing to sacrifice their own interests to please others? None of these behaviors are correct.
A strong-minded person tries to be kind and just. He may say something that will delight others, but he is never afraid to express his point of view genuinely. Even if he knows that his opinion can offend someone, he will still do it.
6. Be afraid of justified risk
Strong-minded people are willing to take reasonable risks. This is the exact opposite of rushing into the pool headlong without first analyzing the situation. Strong-minded people carefully consider the risks and rewards before making a decision. They can look at the whole situation and even imagine the worst outcome.
7. Be fixated on your past
Not everyone can let go of their past and admit that there were mistakes which cannot be corrected. But strong-minded people can do this. They know that it is useless to lament or cherish their past. Instead, they put all their energy into making their present and future better.
8. Make the same mistakes over and over again
If a person repeats the same actions, hoping to get the best result, it is crazy.
Strong-minded people take responsibility for their past actions and are ready to learn from their mistakes so as not to repeat them in the future.
9. To envy someone else’s success
Only a strong person can sincerely rejoice at someone else’s success. Strong-minded people know how to do this. They do not envy other people’s victories but work hard on themselves to become the best.
10. Give up after failure
Every failure is a chance to get better. Many successful people are willing to admit that their first steps towards success were not easy and frustrating. Strong-minded people are ready for the fact that they will have to suffer many defeats, but at the same time, they know that each failure will bring invaluable experience and lessons that will bring them closer to victory.
11. Be afraid of loneliness
Strong-minded people know how to enjoy loneliness and know how valuable it is. They use this time to think and plan. This does not mean that they avoid other people’s company or do not need it at all, but they are self-sufficient: their mood and happiness do not depend on other people.
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12. To think that the world owes us something
Strong-minded people know that, despite their achievements, the world does not owe them anything: not a large salary, not a social package, not a comfortable life.
They understand: if you want to get at least something, you need to plow every day.
13. Wait for immediate results
It doesn’t matter if it is training, diet, or starting a new business; strong-minded people are initially tuned in to the fact that they have a long way to go. They use their time and energy wisely and never forget to celebrate their results at each stage. They are tough and understand that worthwhile changes come over time.
Adapted and translated by The Cop Cart Staff
Sources: Life hacker