Developing Mental Strength, Improving Individual Work Performance

In a working environment, where we are exposed to working with different types of people and at different levels, we are bound to feel inferior and sometimes unable to focus on the task itself as we are so overwhelmed by our own thoughts and emotions. Mental strength isn’t usually reflected in what you do. It’s more often seen in what you don’t do. To be mentally strong is to learn how to control your thoughts, behaviour, and emotions so that we can focus on what is an important task. Learning to develop our mental strength can help us to improve in the way we work with people, increase problem-solving skills, and eventually improve on our own work performance.

The Importance of a Fit Mind

Below is a list gathered to show what are the things mentally strong people don’t do:  
  1. Don’t waste time feeling sorry for themselves. Self-pity is destructive and creates feelings of negativity. The goal is to swap self-pity with gratitude and appreciate the good things around us.
  2. Maintain a strong grip on their power. Stand up for yourself! It’s important that you keep track of your goals and work towards them.
  3. Don’t shy away from change. Making changes can be frightening, but shying away from them prevents growth and lets others pass you by.
  4. Don’t focus on things you can’t control. Trying to be in control of everything is likely a response to anxiety. Instead, focus on what you can do.
  5. Don’t worry about pleasing everyone. You will be stronger and more confident if you stop judging yourself by what you believe other people think of you.
  6. Don’t spend time dwelling in the past. It’s doesn’t solve anything and can lead to depression. Instead, enjoy the present and plan for the future.
  7. Don’t make the same mistakes again and again. Act responsibility for the mistakes and create a thoughtful, written plan to avoid the same mistake in the future.
  8. Don’t resent in other people’ success. Even if you become successful, you may never be content if you’re always focusing on others.
  9. Don’t give up after failure. Success isn’t immediate, and failure is almost always an obstacle you will have to overcome. Learn to bounce back!
  10. Don’t fear spending time alone. Solitude can help you focus on growth by increasing productivity, empathy, and creativity.
  11. Don’t feel the world owes them anything. The key is to focus on your efforts, accept criticism, acknowledge your flaws and don’t keep scores.
  12. Don’t expect immediate results. Relentlessly work towards your long-term goals, measure your progress, and look at the big picture.

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