18 Habits Mentally Tough People Do All the Time

Posted by Murray Sye

on Sun, Jan 11, 2015 @ 10:36 AM

Happy new year.


How's your new year working out so far? I know it's early, as we're just a week or so into January.

Did you make a New Year's resolution? Is it in full swing?

If it is, kudos to you. Stay strong, because next week is usually the time that most (like 95%) of the people that made a new year's resolution will have already broken it.

And that's if you've even made a resolution.

Either way, you may think you're pretty good at setting goals and planning for the future. But do you have the resolve to change daily habits and make them stick? Just in case you need a little motivation, I've collected 18 habits that mentally tough entrepreneurs embrace all the time.

See if you can apply these to your new year's resolutions.

  1. They move on
    They don't dwell. They don't waste time feeling sorry for themselves.
  2. They embrace change
    They welcome it.
  3. They keep control
    They don't give away their power.
  4. They stay happy
    They don't complain. They don't waste energy on things they can't control.
  5. They are kind
    Fair, and unafraid to speak up. They don't worry about pleasing other people.
  6. They are willing to take calculated risks
    They weigh the risks and benefits before taking action.
  7. They invest their energy in the present
    They don't dwell on the past.
  8. They accept full responsibility for their past behavior
    They don't make the same mistake over and over.
  9. They celebrate other people's success
    They don't resent that success.
  10. They are willing to fail
    They don't give up after failing. They see every failure as a chance to improve.
  11. They enjoy their time alone
    They don't fear being alone.
  12. They are prepared to work and succeed on their own merits
    They don't feel the world owes them something.
  13. They have staying power
    They don't expect immediate results.
  14. They evaluate their core beliefs
    And modify as needed.
  15. They expend their mental energy wisely
    They don't spend time on unproductive thoughts.
  16. They think productively
    They replace negative thoughts with productive thoughts.
  17. They tolerate discomfort
    They accept their feelings without being controlled by them.
  18. They reflect on their progress
    They do this every day. They take time to consider what they've accomplished and where they are going.

Which of these resolutions are you going to implement, and stick with? Do you have anything else to add to this list? We'd love to hear from you and share.

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Written by Murray Sye

Murray is the CEO and Creative Director with the award-winning
Toronto HubSpot agency partner, WhiteSpace. You can
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