On developing mental toughness.
How many times did you follow others?
How many times did you wait others do the work for you?
And how many times you allowed others to drive your life?
If you can’t remember those instances, it’s okay. What is not tolerable is allowing others to manipulate your own life forever.
In this world, there two kinds of people: the sheep and the lion. The sheep will always follow the leader wherever the leader goes. As a result, the sheep end up in the slaughterhouse.
The lion, on the other hand, does not follow. He leads. A lion does not care where the herd is going, he has his own destination. And sometimes, he slaughters the herd.
In most cases, the lion gets whatever he wants to get. While the sheep lost all the time.
How about you? What type of animal are you? Are you a sheep or a lion?
If you want to survive in life, you’ve got to develop a tough mind. The battle is not fought by physical strength but through mental toughness.
How many times did you hear people talking about their dreams? Countless times, right? But when you look at them, they never gained progress in their lives. Why? Because they don’t do the necessary work.
Most people, when experience hard time, would easily throw a towel. They surrender. That’s not a champion’s mindset. That’s a coward’s mindset.
If you want to get the things that you really want in this life, you need to develop mental toughness. You have to love the pain. Because the pain is what makes you a better and stronger person.
If your mind is clouded with hesitation and fear, stop for a moment. Then, remember that you only have one shot. You only have one chance to live your life. No second chance. So if you missed it, you’ve lost the opportunity.
Don’t tell me that you came from a poor family. Many successful people also came from nothing. And from nothing, they became somebody.
My personal experiences taught me that the most meaningful success is created from nothing. Those empty spaces made me stronger. My mental toughness emanates from knowing that I had nothing to lose.
A person who has nothing to lose is an unstoppable one. Why? Because he fears no more.
To me the biggest question in life is not about where you came from, it’s about where are you heading.
I’m a licensed psychometrician, author, and blogger. I’m currently working as a University instructor teaching psychology. I love writing and doing psychological research.