Everyone can find themselves feeling deflated, crushed, discouraged and disillusioned.
You’re not a machine.
Sometimes the wind just gets knocked right out of your sails. It can happen to us all, leaving every strategy for living the best life possible out of reach as we struggle to get it back together.
Anyone can give up and people do. Anyone can feel lost and wonder how to get back on the path they’ve chosen. And the mentally strong among us have discovered that along with a resolute determination, the following traits help to get them back on track.
Be responsible for the things you do and the outcomes you experience. This doesn’t mean blame. Blame is not another name for responsibility. Blame is self-destructive nonsense and has no place in an empowered life.
Being responsible simply means you are self-aware. You recognize your destiny lies in your hands. When situations arise that are trying, you understand they’re simple reflections of some inner beliefs you hold and you are in control of what you choose to believe.
Taking responsibility makes it easier to get back on track when we falter.
2.Give up complaining
It’s a waste of time and effort to complain about situations like terrible drivers or traffic or airport delays, forgotten promises, and especially other people. In the moment of experience it becomes just that, an experience and not one that we can control.
What we can do is use these experiences as reminders to expect something better and by doing so we empower ourselves. The one thing you have control of in every situation is your response and attitude. The mentally strong use their attitudes to their best advantage and a great attitude helps you get back on track more easily.
Don’t accept negativity. Be cautious around those who spread negativity and gloom and avoid the people who are deliberately difficult.
Eliminating negativity from life paves the way for more positive and uplifting experiences. And as you fill yourself with life affirming ideas you are fueling tomorrow’s actions towards the fulfillment of your dreams.
Use your mental strength to imagine yourself surrounded by encouraging and happy people; as this occurs in your world you’ll have discovered one of the pathways to greater inner peace and contentment.
4.Let go of the past
Those who can’t remove their mental gaze from past experiences are likely to be as unable to move forward as Lot’s wife, who was turned into a pillar of salt because she looked back.
Don’t let the mistakes or problems from the past interfere with your life today.
Don’t condemn yourself to stand forever looking over your shoulder at previous disappointments.
Don’t allow the past to have mastery over you.
Commit yourself today to investing your mental energy in creating and living your best, most fulfilled life. A sense of commitment becomes a beacon of light when you’re floundering in the dark.
5.Rise above criticism
Rome wasn’t built in a day. Most of us don’t experience immediate results with anything we undertake. A workout plan, a change of diet, a new perspective on life have one thing in common. They all require persistence.
Don’t allow resistance, or criticism to sway you. When the critics appear, be they inner or outer, keep your mental energy applied in regular doses towards your dream and away from the criticism. Remember to celebrate each small step along the way, it’s the little steps that keep you on course.
Commitment is the antidote to criticism and is your aid and ally in ignoring the naysayers and keeping you connected to the vision of your life. Remember, it’s what you do on a daily basis that will be the measure of your mental strength.
Be happy for the success of others. Your willingness to celebrate the success of others, to feel their joy and be glad for them indicates your strength of character and will serve you well on your path.
Being envious or jealous of others is poor fuel for your own journey to success. Instead be grateful for where you are and the blessings you have without comparing them to those of others.
As you write the script for your life be the hero, be mindful in the choices you make throughout the day. Your choice to think kindly and compassionately, to see others as they would wish to be seen and to encourage the down-hearted activates your own inner power and leads to as yet unimaginable success.
Do you have some traits that are great pick-me-up supports? How do you get back on track? I want to hear how you deal with this so please leave a comment below.
I’m grateful for you being here and participating in the encouragement of us all. And a great big hug and thanks to those who happily share across their social networks.
Encourage one another.
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