Nowadays, we are living in a fast-paced world. There are fewer guarantees and more uncertainties these days. Thankfully, this also means that there are a lot of opportunities, too. Those people who learn to welcome them as they come are the ones that are keeping up, as well as making progress in the turbulent times in which we live today. Often, these people are mentally strong, and they manage their emotions, as well as beliefs and behaviors in processes that set them up for success in life. If you wonder whether you are a mentally strong person, here we are going to present you the 25 signs which show you have nerves of steel:
1. You avoid conflicts.
The real sign of maturity is when someone hurts you, and you try to understand the situation of that person instead of trying to hurt that person back. Holding grudges have never been a solution to problems, nor has anyone achieved anything out of it. Instead of spending your time in hating people that hurt you, you decide to let go of the pain, as well as learn from the incident. Even in the harshest stress factors, you will choose to stay calm, and you will also try to handle situations smoothly. You also think that raising your voice is a sign of weakness.
2. You do not judge or envy.
You have hardly ever made some assumptions without first being fully aware of the situation. You also avoid believing in the negative stuff that you have been told, and you do not resent the success of other people. You celebrate the success of other people, and you do not grow jealous when someone is better than you in a certain area. You also know that success comes with working hard, so you are willing to work hard for the achievements you want to get.
3. You are open to getting the help of other people.
You are not trapped by your ego. You are also not afraid of asking for help if you need it. You are confident to admit that you do not know everything and you are open to asking for help to learn.
4. You apologize when it is necessary.
You are not worried about losing face when you apologize when you have said or done something that is wrong. You are not afraid of admitting your own mistakes, and you are ready to suffer the consequences from them. That also makes you a responsible, as well as honest human being.
5. You are open to the opinions of other people.
It is easy for you to handle different opinions – you do not refuse them as you think that the opposite of what you know may be true for somebody else. You embrace diversity, and you are ready to listen to what everybody has to say.
6. You are selfless.
You love to help other people, and you do not expect anything in return when you do something that is good for a friend. You know that a candle loses nothing by lightening another candle.
7. You know that you cannot always please everyone.
Even though you are a kind and genuine being, you are also aware that you cannot always make everyone else happy. You also know that spending some time on yourself is as valuable as holding a good relationship with the people that surround you but are prepared to say “no” when someone tries to steal some of your time that you have for yourself.
8. You know that the world does not owe you anything.
You do not feel entitled to some things in life. You are prepared to work hard for reaching your goals, and you also know that your world is what you make it be. You do not do anything for granted and are thankful for what you have.
9. You embrace change.
You do not try to avoid change, and you also understand that it is inevitable. You welcome positive change, and you are willing to be flexible as you believe in your abilities to adapt.
10. You follow your heart.
You believe that you cannot go wrong by following your heart and instincts. You also understand that by doing that, you are helping your soul grow and you are also ever sorry for following your heart.
11. You forgive yourself.
You are aware that being angry at yourself is not going to take you far. Instead, you are willing to forgive yourself and by doing that you can learn. Leaving the past where it has to be instead of dwelling on it is the key to moving on and making some progress.
12. You are financially responsible.
You are a human being that is responsible, and you know that by spending your money foolishly you are harming your future self.
13. You believe that persistence pays off.
You have your goals, and nothing can distract you from working towards them. Even though you may have failed several times, you do not view failure as a reason to give up. On the contrary – you use failure as an opportunity to grow stronger and improve. You find some ways around any obstacle. Giving up is not your thing, but looking for alternatives for sure is.
14. Self- improvement is a way of life.
You are well aware that life is about learning new things and you live your life by always trying to improve yourself, no matter if it is for your job, health or any other area of your life. You also agree that if a person stops learning, that person is dead.
15. You are taking care of your mind and body.
You cannot maintain a healthy mind without having a healthy body. You know that by maintaining a balanced life, you are capable of growing stronger and be the best variant of yourself. You should know that your body is your mind.
16. You are prepared to step away from your comfort zone.
You believe that the comfort zone is not a good place to be stuck, as there is nothing growing there, so you try to challenge yourself every day and take calculated risks.
17. You do not waste energy on things that you cannot control.
You know that sometimes the only thing which you can control is your attitude towards the events in your life. Wasting your energy on things that you cannot control is something which does not suit you and knows that blaming something that is beyond your control is useless and silly.
18. You use your time wisely.
You appreciate your time, and you also believe that by killing time, it is killing you. You fight procrastination, as well as choose to spend your time productively.
19. You handle crisis calmly.
You remain calm, as well as clear of thought during a crisis. The good result of anything comes out when it is done with a peaceful, as well as calm mind.
20. You are not co-dependent.
You are not a person that relies on other people to complete your work, and with that, you also maintain a healthy relationship both personally and professionally.
21. You know that you are responsible for how your life unfolds.
You believe that your happiness, as well as success, is a byproduct of your thinking, and your beliefs, character, attitudes, and behavior.
22. You are aware that gratitude is the best attitude adjustment.
The more goodness you see, the more you will create and the more good things you have to smile about. Happiness does not start when “this, that or the other thing” is resolved. Happiness is what happens right now when you appreciate what you have.
23. You know that you do not have to be perfect.
You are a person that believes that when you spend too much time concentrating on the perception of everyone else about you, or who everyone else wants to be, you eventually forget who you are. So you do not fear of the judgments of other people, as you know deep in your heart who you are and are not ashamed t show your real face to the world around you.
24. You know who you truly are.
You are conscious of what you want to achieve, as you are at peace with yourself. You have certain limits which you have established for yourself, and you have embraced them as you know well that is who you are.
25. You expect less and learn more.
Even though things do not always go as you have planned, you have realized that this is what life is about. You do not always get what you have wanted, and that is also a good thing, as you will learn from this experience and you will keep going.