4 Characteristics of Mentally Tough People

4 Characteristics of Mentally Tough People

1. Confidence

Do you believe in yourself and your abilities? Can you effectively navigate conflict and challenges? Do you have well-developed social skills?

People who are self-confident believe that they can achieve success, despite any obstacles they encounter. They work hard to develop themselves in competitive environments.

Read: 13 Things Mentally Tough People Don’t Do

2. Challenge

Do you thrive in environments that constantly change or present new opportunities for learning and growth?

People who embrace challenges tend to have an extraordinary ability to think and work outside the box. They enjoy exercising creativity, exploring innovation, and accepting some degree of risk. Why? They are keenly focused on achieving positive outcomes.

3. Control

Do you feel that you have control over your life and the power to shape your destiny? How do you deal with the ebb and flow of life’s ups and downs?

People with a strong sense of control over their lives tend to be more relaxed and self-confident. They are more connected to their emotions, self-regulating and motivated to achieve results. They believe that they’ve got the power to influence their outcomes.

4. Commitment

Are you committed to achieving your outcomes? Do you set goals and work consistently to achieve them, even when you experience setbacks?

Read: Struggle to Stay on Task…? Here’s How to Fix That.

Stick with what you have and do it with persevere. It may seem counterintuitive, but the path to your success is not as fixed and inflexible as you might think.

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29 thoughts on “4 Characteristics of Mentally Tough People”

  1. Thank you for posting this! I’m a very new “blogger” – I write little book and film reviews- and finding the confidence in my work can be challenging. I have a good schedule however and a commitment to blogging but it can still be a daunting task. This was a good read.

  2. I agree with this! Just started my own blogg to write about my journey around world as a solo woman! Currently hitchhiking on boats and crossing the Pacific Ocean. Nothing is impossible!

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  5. I really like this.
    Control is an interesting word… We mentally tough, determined and successful folks indeed can keep our cool and make sure we have charge of our lives. Yet the Yin side of my entrepreneur-self, relaxes more when surrendering and knowing the only real thing we have control over is our choices (which I read this as that’s where you are coming from) I’ve worked 30 years in a people-service industry too though. Nothing will make you realize faster that you have little “control” than working with humans. lol

  6. I think optimism is one feature for mentally strong people too. It was the first that crossed my mind.. But a very good post nonetheless, I agree with the self control part vehemently.

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