By Amy Morin, author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do
Seven things mentally strong people always say:
1. I’ll consider whether that’s right for me.
Whether they’re offered unsolicited advice from their in-laws or starting a self-improvement program, mentally strong people don’t blindly follow advice from others.
2. I need to make sure this aligns with my values.
Before taking on a new responsibility or making a major shift, they examine whether their new circumstances are truly in line with their values. They want to ensure that the way they spend their time and energy truly reflects their priorities.
3. Tell me more.
Mentally strong people are willing to listen. Rather than tuning others out to form their rebuttal, they invite others to keep talking so they can better understand their views.
4. This will be hard, but I’m going to do it anyway.
You’ll never catch a mentally strong person complaining about how hard something is going to be. Rather than wishing life were easier, they put their energy and effort into making sure they’re strong enough to tackle tough challenges.
5. I’m sorry.
Toxic self-blame is quite detrimental, and mentally strong people don’t apologize profusely for everything. They do, however, take responsibility for their behavior.
They offer sincere apologies when they regret their actions and strive to make amends whenever possible.
6. No thank you.
Mentally strong people don’t fall prey to guilt trips. They also don’t yield to peer pressure and are willing to say no to things they don’t want to do.
7. This is how I’m going to improve.
Mentally strong people are willing to admit they don’t have all the answers because they know there’s always room for improvement.
When they fail or make a mistake, they acknowledge their weaknesses and stay focused on how they can improve.
More at https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/26/13-things-mentally-strong-people-like-bill-gates-warren-buffett-oprah-always-say-according-to-a-psychotherapist.html