Life has its own twists and turns. And, you need to take life as it comes. You don't have any other option that to take life in a positive spirit. If you can take this challenge, you can surely pass the test of mental strength. This is also termed as emotional intelligence by the scientists. It indeed is very difficult to remain strong mentally in the worst times.
But, it all depends on what you don't do and what you won't do in such circumstances that create all the differences. The more difficult the challenge, the harder it takes to act with a good sense of mind, However, it is the grit, determination and the daring in individuals to break the odds and stand strongly even in such circumstances.
Let's look at the things mentally strong people don't do.
Pessimists or the negative people always survive on their problems. They never focus on solutions or ways to overcome these problems. They always look for sympathy and pity. They want others to be a part of their groups. But, people with emotional intelligence avoid such individuals. They, at times, tend to lend a sympathetic ear. But, they don't get sucked into their vortex, which is full of negativity and pessimism. They always maintain distance from such people with negative minds with their own drawn limits.
People with high level of emotional intelligence are tough people. They have the ability to let go. They never dwell on their mistakes. Because, they understand that clinging on to mistakes will act as a hindrance towards one's progress, efficiency and performance. Instead, such individuals focus on their positivism and optimism towards improvement, performance and progress.
They always believe in themselves. They have a strong sense of hard work and perseverance. They don't fear to face failure. They never give up. They remain focused on the goals and are not carried away with the momentary success or failures. They are not bothered about others' reactions and opinions about them. They just keep their focus and move on towards their goals.
Mentally strong individuals are always ready to embrace positive changes. They are very flexible and never avoid changes at all. Their level of understanding is such that they believe that changes are inevitable in life. They always believe in their own abilities to adapt to the changing environment. And, this makes them stronger.
They don't mind to take calculated risks. However, they do not take foolish or reckless risks. They have the ability of calculating the potential upsides and downsides of all the decisions they take.
These are some of the essential traits of mentally strong people. They never give up. They keep on moving forward. They fight through the challenges and keep moving amidst all hurdles. Mentally strong people let go of the negativity and survive on optimism.