1. The Topic of the Month for October is "Make this the Perfect Bugout Location". Please join the discussion in the TOTM forum.

traits of mentally strong people

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by CATO, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

    13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

    . . . . I'm going to go out on a limb and say that based on this, most voting democrats are not mentally strong.

    1. They Don’t Waste Time Feeling Sorry for Themselves
    Mentally strong people don’t sit around feeling sorry about their circumstances or how others have treated them. Instead, they take responsibility for their role in life and understand that life isn’t always easy or fair.

    2. They Don’t Give Away Their Power
    They don’t allow others to control them, and they don’t give someone else power over them. They don’t say things like, “My boss makes me feel bad,” because they understand that they are in control over their own emotions and they have a choice in how they respond.

    3. They Don’t Shy Away from Change
    Mentally strong people don’t try to avoid change. Instead, they welcome positive change and are willing to be flexible. They understand that change is inevitable and believe in their abilities to adapt.

    4. They Don’t Waste Energy on Things They Can’t Control
    You won’t hear a mentally strong person complaining over lost luggage or traffic jams. Instead, they focus on what they can control in their lives. They recognize that sometimes, the only thing they can control is their attitude.

    5. They Don’t Worry About Pleasing Everyone
    Mentally strong people recognize that they don’t need to please everyone all the time. They’re not afraid to say no or speak up when necessary. They strive to be kind and fair, but can handle other people being upset if they didn’t make them happy.

    6. They Don’t Fear Taking Calculated Risks
    They don’t take reckless or foolish risks, but don’t mind taking calculated risks. Mentally strong people spend time weighing the risks and benefits before making a big decision, and they’re fully informed of the potential downsides before they take action.

    7. They Don’t Dwell on the Past
    Mentally strong people don’t waste time dwelling on the past and wishing things could be different. They acknowledge their past and can say what they’ve learned from it. However, they don’t constantly relive bad experiences or fantasize about the glory days. Instead, they live for the present and plan for the future.

    8. They Don’t Make the Same Mistakes Over and Over
    Mentally strong people accept responsibility for their behavior and learn from their past mistakes. As a result, they don’t keep repeating those mistakes over and over. Instead, they move on and make better decisions in the future.

    9. They Don’t Resent Other People’s Success
    Mentally strong people can appreciate and celebrate other people’s success in life. They don’t grow jealous or feel cheated when others surpass them. Instead, they recognize that success comes with hard work, and they are willing to work hard for their own chance at success.

    10. They Don’t Give Up After the First Failure
    Mentally strong people don’t view failure as a reason to give up. Instead, they use failure as an opportunity to grow and improve. They are willing to keep trying until they get it right.

    11. They Don’t Fear Alone Time
    Mentally strong people can tolerate being alone and they don’t fear silence. They aren’t afraid to be alone with their thoughts and they can use downtime to be productive. They enjoy their own company and aren’t dependent on others for companionship and entertainment all the time but instead can be happy alone.

    12. They Don’t Feel the World Owes Them Anything
    Mentally strong people don’t feel entitled to things in life. They weren’t born with a mentality that others would take care of them or that the world must give them something. Instead, they look for opportunities based on their own merits.

    13. They Don’t Expect Immediate Results
    Whether they are working on improving their health or getting a new business off the ground, mentally strong people don’t expect immediate results. Instead, they apply their skills and time to the best of their ability and understand that real change takes time.
    Bear, JABECmfg, Mountainman and 6 others like this.
  2. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter

    So very true!
  3. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Number three fails with me. Everything has it's place, and moving plates and bowls and glasses just variety irritates the crap out of me. I should be able to lay hands on what I'm reaching for without having to search for it!@#@#[soap]
  4. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    Silly kell... Change is inevitable... Rearranging is not always necessary. [bateye]
  5. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter

    I must say I have grown very frustrated at having things that I am looking for being hid from me. matter of fact, I believe they are moving it around as I search. Proof is found when they step up pointing at it right where I just looked. Curse them!
    kellory likes this.
  6. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    @Tracy, a man will paint lines around his tools on a board on the wall to show where it goes.
    William Antrum and Dont like this.
  7. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    "a man will paint lines around his tools"

    The only thing I ever outlined was were the Brass fell!
    kellory likes this.
  8. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter

    Brass is for picking up. Thats why you take the youngsters shooting.
  9. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Hey, we had the police photographer shoot our wedding. He did fine, but could not explain why he had us lie down for a chalk outline.....:rolleyes:
    Tracy likes this.
  10. enloopious

    enloopious Rocket Surgeon

    That is a great list. Thanks for posting it!
    CATO likes this.
  11. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter

    @kellory Did you have the guests pick up the brass? Wast not want not.
    Matter of fact all that rice could have been retreeved as well. Make them work for that party.
    kellory likes this.
  12. Mountainman

    Mountainman Großes Mitglied Site Supporter+++

    Number 8, "They Don’t Make the Same Mistakes Over and Over" needs to be hammered into the Libtards heads, literally.
    JABECmfg and kellory like this.
  13. enloopious

    enloopious Rocket Surgeon

    Yeah all of those are great. Obviously anyone who would argue with that list just doesn't get it...

    ...because the list can't argue back<smirk>
    JABECmfg likes this.
  14. Pax Mentis

    Pax Mentis Philosopher King Site Supporter

    Why? "Mentally strong liberal" is an oxymoron...
    Mountainman, JABECmfg and kellory like this.
  15. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    Liberal is a moron--but that is just from a conservatives point of view.
    oldawg and Mountainman like this.
survivalmonkey SSL seal        survivalmonkey.com warrant canary