What makes strong people strong? In other words, how can some people go through hell and still find a way to find the necessary resources to thrive within themselves? 

I have asked myself this question time and time again. Not only that, but how can one go from weak to strong was also a big preoccupation of mine.

This article is the fruit of years of experience and accumulated knowledge. We’ll explore the 7 signs that you are a mentally strong person and how to become mentally stronger.

But first, let’s dive into the actual benefits of being mentally strong – it’s going to shock you.

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Why Being Mentally Weak Can Kill You

Apart from the obvious benefits of being mentally strong such as the ability to keep going even when adversity arises, it can literally save your life.

Studies have shown that stress weakens your immune system. But that’s not all, it has also been shown that fears and anxiety can actually increase the sensation of pain!

This is especially dangerous in cases of life-threatening conditions such as cancer. It means that our minds play a huge role in the healing process. Being mentally weak can literally kill you.

Needless to say, being mentally strong is also important during tough times. The tendency for people to kill themselves stems from the fact that they can’t endure the pain they’re experiencing emotionally.

7 Signs You Are A Mentally Strong Person

Below are the 7 signs that show if you’re a mentally strong person. Even if you find you’re not – don’t worry. I’ll share with you how to become mentally strong later. 

1 – Capacity To Endure Physical Pain

 Your capacity to endure physical pain is a good indicator as to whether you are a mentally strong person or not. 

If you’ve been exercising, you should know how hard it can be to push yourself to do the extra push-up or run the extra mile. Before being a physical limitation, it’s a mental one.

How long can you push yourself before giving up? Who gives in first – your body or your mind? That’s the first difference between a mentally strong person and a mentally weak one.

2 – Never Give Up In Face Of Adversity

 Mentally weak people give up when it gets tough.  These people are usually the ones that give up whenever it becomes uncomfortable – for example when learning a skill. They’re usually dabblers and never become masters.

Mastering a skill – such as playing the piano, drawing, learning a new language, etc.. – is usually a good indicator that you’re a tough person because you went through the emotional adversity, the frustration of not being skilled but still kept going.

Of course, the real test is when life throws challenges at you. Do you give up and feel hopeless or do you keep going? 

3 – Confidence In Ability To Succeed

 Strong people have confidence in their ability to succeed no matter what happens . Internally, they know that even if the worst challenge were to arise, they would get over it.

This confidence usually stems from the tough past experiences that they have successfully conquered and which made them more resilient.

4 – Capacity To Delay Instant Gratification

 Patience is a big factor that contributes to being mentally strong . Do you have the mental capacity to wait and focus on the long-term or are you more the impatient type of person?

The truth is that in today’s world, patience has become very hard to develop. Internet has conditioned us to receive anything we could possibly ever want in a few minutes only.

But the mentally strong person will rise above all that. It doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy some instant gratification – but that you don’t lose your ability to wait.

5 – Set Clear Boundaries To The People Around

Although it may seem like the opposite,  being too tolerant and enduring the pain inflicted by others isn’t being strong . Letting people step on you is a sign of weakness. (There is a fine line between being tolerant and being weak.)

Are you truly able to set boundaries to the people around you and let them know that there are things you won’t forgive?

6 – Can Make Tough Decisions

No one likes to make tough decisions. Worse than that, no one likes to take responsibility for wrong decisions. But despite this,  tough people don’t hesitate to make hard choices and still take entire ownership for being wrong. 

Shifting the responsibility and blaming somebody else is easy; that’s what weak people do. But blaming oneself requires inner strength and a correct perception of reality.

7 – Consistent With Habits

Developing a habit is a skill that is far from easy to master.  Are you able to discipline yourself into doing whatever seems painful in the moment but is good for you? 

If yes, then it’s a good indicator that you’re a mentally strong person!

7 Ways To Be Mentally Stronger

Whether you’ve found yourself to be a mentally strong person, or not as strong as you would like to be – no worries! 

In this section, I’ll talk about the 7 ways that you can be stronger mentally.

1 – Exercise

As talked about, exercise can be very draining mentally. Are you willing to push yourself until your body collapses or will you give up when it gets tough? 

There is only a subtle difference for your body, but a big one for your mind.

 Exercise is not only a physical training – but a mental one as well. When your mind thinks of stopping, it just means that it’s the beginning! I’m not talking about being a superhuman and do 100 extra push-ups when your body just can’t – that would be stupid.

But the few reps you can do that will really make the difference are the ones that will make your body reach its limits.

2 – Learn More About This

Although this article is a great entry point, it won’t enable you to master this skill overnight. As such,  I’d recommend that you read and learn as much as you can about this subject.  Mastery never ends!

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3 – Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone

No growth will ever happen in your comfort zone – in fact, it’s the opposite!  Staying too much in your comfort zone will kill you slowly. 

On the other hand, if you decide to face what makes you feel uncomfortable – you’ll grow stronger as a result.

4 – Take Care Of Yourself

Confidence plays a big role in being mentally strong. If you don’t believe in your ability to succeed in life, you’ll easily be crushed by anything that will happen to you.

When it comes to taking care of yourself to increase confidence and happiness, I always talk about morning rituals because it changed my life.  Each morning, take some time for yourself – cultivate your body, mind and spirit. 

This can be in the form of reading, or exercising, doing affirmations, playing chess, or anything of the sort. Bottom line: improve yourself in any way that you can!

5 – Fail More

I know this one doesn’t sound pleasurable. But it’s the best way to cultivate inner strength hands-down.  After all, how can you be affected by failure if you’ve been failing a thousands times? 

On the other hand, how influenced will you be by failure if you only failed a few times in your life? Don’t be afraid of criticism as well – it will make you stronger as time goes on.

I’m always looking for rejection because I understand that although it makes me feel uncomfortable in the moment, it will benefit me long-term. (Remember the importance of thinking long-term?)

6 – Stop Complaining

Here’s the thing: when you complain, you give up any responsibility. If you don’t take ownership, then you don’t fail. If you don’t fail, you won’t become accustomed to failure which means that you won’t grow stronger.

 Don’t be afraid to take responsibility for anything that happens in your life – even if it may seem unfair at first. 

This practice will eventually forge you into a much better and stronger human being.

7 – Don’t Be Attached

We are all victim of this, and yet we all know the outcome. Attachment has been identified as a common source of suffering by Buddhism. 

It doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t love anything – but there is a big difference between love and attachment. The former will make you whereas the latter will break you.

 Be ready to lose whatever you have because it will destroy you otherwise. 

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