Become mentally strong is the key to success.
Say “NO” to these things (The power of Denial)
- Deny to people who keep demanding and spoiling your time. They pull you towards themselves, and away from yourself.
- Deny doing those tasks which don’t make you feel good. In the long run, they are more harmful than you think.
- Deny to people who want to change you for themselves. If they cannot accept you for who you are, they don’t deserve you.
- Deny for wishing things were another way. Time wasted on this is time spent away from living in the present moment.
- Deny the urge for trying to please everyone. You cannot. Even Michael Jackson couldn’t.
- Deny time-consuming emotions like anger, distraction, and obsession. None of them are a big deal by themselves. But run amok, they become a commitment like anything else.
- Deny unrealistic expectations from people and from yourself. Take it a step further. Say “no” to expectations.
- Deny the emotions which want you to hold the things tight. The tighter you hold it, the quicker it slips away.
- Deny your effort for trying to change people. You can change just one person – yourself.
- Deny the fighting which is beyond your control. Instead, identify what you can control, and work on it.
- Deny the emotional vampires. They suck the positivity out of you and leave you hollow and demoralized.
- Deny to stagnation. Develop the seeking spirit.
- Deny to toxic relationships. Overcome as early as possible. You deserve better.
- Deny the Fear of Missing Out. Instead, cultivate the Joy of Missing Out.
- Deny the reactions. Learn how to respond instead. (You must know the difference between reactions and respond)
- Deny the status quo. Bruce Barton once said, “When you are through changing in life, you are through.”
- Deny the media. It sells you what you don’t need. (Use as less as it required.)
- Deny the bad health. A healthy body leads to a healthy mind and a healthy life.
- Deny doing everything. A person can do anything he wants, but cannot do everything he wants.
- Deny adding what you don’t need. “It’s not the daily increase, but the daily decrease. Hack away at the inessential.” – Bruce Lee.
- Deny the blame games. Nobody wins ever. Instead, take responsibility for your outcomes.
- Deny the feeling of always being right. Try being kind and having an open mind.
- Deny to addictions. All addictions – even the good ones – are bad. Abstinence from them brings you clarity of thought and peace of mind.
- Deny the habit of being judgmental. When you stop judging, the fear of being judged goes with it.
- Deny the habit of abandoning your self-respect. Nothing comes before your self-esteem.
- Deny lowering your standards of integrity. Integrity is a choice, and when you act in ways out of alignment with it, you suffer.
- Deny the peer pressure. No one can make you do or feel something without your permission.
- Deny the gossips. For God’s sake, get over it already.
- Deny to mind others’ business. You have your own life. Make something of it.
- Deny the feeling of act like a victim. Take control of your life.
- Deny being a slave of your mind. Become its master instead.
Your life belongs to you. Go on. Live it your way.
Let me tell you a story. A real story of a guy in my village.
There was a guy in my village. He fell in a well around 7 in the evening.
He tried shouting for help. But there was no one around.
He had two options.
1. Swim until someone arrives.
You know how many hours he swam continuously
When I heard about the story, I couldn’t believe it. Because he was a normal guy. No extraordinary physical strength.
I understood one thing from it.
How mentally strong you are depending on the situations you have been through.
So, if you want to be mentally strong, throw yourself into difficult situations. You will be surprised to see your limits.
I have a friend in the Special Forces. They do the same. They are made to go through very challenging and near-death
situations, just to make them mentally strong.
Human mind reacts differently when it comes to survival. There is no trick.
Your lifestyle decides how mentally strong you are.