Are you afraid to be alone with your thoughts ? Do you usually expect immediate results from your committment? In this case, you have much to learn to become a mentally strong person and gain access to succes in life!
This is, at least, the opinion of Amy Morin, a psychotherapist, passionate about strategies for overcoming life’s inevitable challenges and author of “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do”, a best-selling book that is being translated into more than 20 languages. link
Mentally strong people don’t give away their power, don’t worry about pleasing everyone, don’t dwell on the past. In sum, they manage their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors.
Discouragement can be real, that’s why positive thinking needs to dig deeper in order to overcome dark feelings.
Leadership Freak has devised a 15-point strategy to address negative thinking.
First of all, sharing with others could be a powerful medicine. Discouragement can be a common feeling and reaching out to others is key.
Rest and sleep. At the same time do not stay still. Take long walks, finish a task that you’ve been putting off and celebrate progress.
Catch the occasion. Let go anger, forgive and evaluate yourself.
Read more here.
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Sherrie’s thoughts could be considered as a recipe! You can imagine emotional wealth as a well-prepared dish to impress your loved one and each ingredient needs to be carefully picked!
Here are the ingredients:
1.Confidence is like the salt we put in boling water to cook pasta
2.Resilience is like the cooking pot
3.Keep looking forward is refraining from testing during the preparation
4.Don’t compromise yourself: if you don’t like molecular cuisine, don’t do it!
5.Faith: believe in yourself and your abilities: the object of your desire will be satisfied!
6.Maturity: be patient, and choose no shortcuts (no frozen pizza, pre-packed sushi or home-delivered chinese, please!)
7.Discerning: proportion and quality of ingredients are always better than quantity, just as friends
8.Reality: you cook what you really want: no trendy recipes!
9.Readiness: put your cooking tools on the working board,
10.Self-preservation: you know when to stop cooking and have a sip of wine
11.Value time: or your soufflè will deflate…..
12.Have limits: no red wine with lobster, please!
13.Altruism: you cook for your loved one, not for your own glory
14.True to yourself: see n. 8!
15 Create happiness: it’s not a given, it’s an happiness-generator
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The article 7 steps to relieve stress and anxiety suggests to take positive actions in order to overcome stressful situations. The following 7 steps can help managing pressure:
1. Establish a routine
2. Establish a support
3. Be good to yourself
4. Practice acceptance
5. Tackle what you can
6. Have fun
7. Avoid overuse of dependant substances.
The full article can be found here.
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There is a vast literature on successful leadership and the right skills to be a leader, but what makes a poor leader?
- Lack of empathy;
- Fear of change;
- Too willing to compromise;
- Too bossy;
- Wishy – washy;
- Poor judge of character;
- Out of balance;
- Lack of humility.
Read the full article here.
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1. Learn from the Right Mentors.
Mentors are like parents: they give you your values and teach you lessons more through their actions than through their words. The major difference is that your parents are predetermined. You get to choose your mentors.
2. Work With Good Co-Workers.
Good co-workers allow you to do things you can’t do on your own, they make your day more fun, they improve you forever.
3. Have Broad Interests.
A miner is more likely to strike gold if he looks over a large field than over the same field over and over again.
4. Allocate Time and Crew
Too much professional responsibility can be irresponsible, for it takes time away from the most important tasks.
5. Write Well
Writing is a craft, like carpentry. Some people are naturally better at it than others. But anyone can get better at it by devoting enough time and effort.
6. Have Fun
Passion goes hand in hand with creativity. No one can manufacture this passion for strategic reasons of career advancement.
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