Sunday, February 2, 2014
This month I will focus on this:
Mentally strong people don't waste time feeling sorry for themselves.
You don't see mentally strong people feeling sorry for their circumstances or dwelling on the way they've been mistreated. They have learned to take responsibility for their actions and outcomes, and they have an inherent understanding of the fact that frequently life is not fair. They are able to emerge from trying circumstances with self-awareness and gratitude for the lessons learned. When a situation turns out badly, they respond with phrases such as "Oh, well." Or perhaps simply, "Next!"
(This is number 1 on a list of 13 things mentally strong people avoid which was compiled by Amy Morin, a psychotherapist and licensed clinical social worker. The bank I use borrowed it from an article by Forbes Contributor David Williams; they printed it out and mailed it to their customers. Thus, I have 13 awesome challenges to work on).