Life tests us all. It’s unfair, has a lot of ups and downs, and can be difficult. But we humans have an asset that can be stronger than life’s difficulties.
A strong mindset can transcend and see what’s beyond all the difficulties.
In failures and unloved situations: if your mind is stronger: you will accept failures, learn from them, and keep going.
A strong mindset is built through bad experiences, lessons, and tough situations. It doesn’t complain; it keeps on going.
Some people have a strong mindset but don’t know how strong they are. But that doesn’t mean strong people don’t break, they keep going after breaking.
These signs will let you know if you have a strong mindset or a weak mindset.
Signs you have a strong mindset
1. You move on
You don’t waste time dwelling on your past or feeling sorry for yourself.
You might take some time to accept the past, but you move on. One of the dangerous and worst habits of a weak mindset is the victim mentality.
Mentally strong people don’t victimize themselves. They move on.
If you are a person who victimizes himself a lot, remember that it serves you nothing.
You might get people’s sympathy, but what does sympathy serve you? Does it solve your problem? Does it improve how you think?
If you can solve the problem, take the initial steps to tackle what you are going through.
This is life and it doesn’t come with what you always wish for. But it gives you the necessary things you need.
If you are wise enough to spot these blessings, you can get far.
2. You embrace and welcome change
The only permanent thing in this world is change.
As Paramahansa Yogananda once quoted:
But to change, you have to embrace and welcome change.
Example: if you want to become highly successful, you have to welcome change. This means adapting to hard work, dedication, and consistency.
It’s qualities you never had, but you have to accept and adapt to them to become successful.
Without change, there’s no improvement.
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3. You don’t waste energy on things you can’t control
You don’t let things that you can’t control affect your happiness. Things you can’t change:
- The weather
- Others behavior
- The Past
- People’s thoughts
- The world
- The economy
- Change itself
You direct your energy controlling yourself and everything in your circle of control.
That’s one of the reasons mentally strong people are happy and satisfied.
It’s not that life gave them everything they wished for, but that they don’t waste their energy on things they can’t control.
As Marcus Aurelius once quoted:
4. You are unafraid to speak up, fair, and kind
You stand up for yourself and speak up your mind when you know you are right.
You are not a people pleaser, fair in your judgment, and kind. People usually misunderstand strong people as harsh.
But in reality, they are the most kind. They have boundaries and don’t tolerate lies and wicket behaviors.
When they speak the truth, people think they are bad. Weak people are unkind and manipulative.
They will be nice to you only if they want something from you.
5. You are willing to take calculated risks
You are willing to take calculated risks that can change your life. Since you don’t fear change, you take risks.
Example: You want to make 2 million dollars in 3 three years. To make 2 million dollars, you need to invest at least $100,000.
There’s a probability that your project will fail, making you lose all your money.
But there’s also a probability that if you followed your plan you will succeed and make 2 million. In this scenario, you take the risk.
6. You celebrate others’ success
You don’t feel threatened by your friend’s achievements; you cheer them up. Jealousy serves nothing.
Everyone is trying to improve their life. You understand that your friend went through a lot to reach where they are.
They deserve to be celebrated.
In case you forgot the signs of mentally strong people.
Here are the 6 signs you have a strong mindset:
- You move on
- You embrace and welcome change
- You don’t waste energy on things you can’t control
- You are unafraid to speak up, fair, and kind
- You are willing to take calculated risks
- You celebrate others’ success