Research studies show that personal achievement requires more than intelleigence, talent, or skill alone. So, what else makes a top performer? It's a strong-minded nature that enables a person to persevere, press forward, and commit to their goals.
Some people are born with a natural tendency to be mentally tough; for others, being strong-minded is not one of their best qualities. The good news is that everyone can develop the mental strength that is characteristic of successful people who get the most out of life.
1. ConfidenceSuccess does not make confidence; rather, confidence makes you successful. Confidence is a belief in yourself and your ability to meet your goals. Push out of your comfort zone and expose yourself to different situations. Once you have confidence in yourself, you’ll be amazed what you can accomplish.
2. PersistenceWhen the going get’s tough, the tough get going. Persistence is the tendency is to see life’s obstacles as challenges to be met, rather than as threats. Don't whine, point fingers or blame others for your predicament. You can be the hero of your own life and choose your destiny.
3. DedicationIn the deepest part of yourself, know your goals. Be a disciple of your own core values and beliefs, and subjugate your feelings to those principles. Strong-minded people have a dedication that comes from a purpose in alignment with their deepest values.
4. ControlA strong mind shuts out feelings of fear and inadequacy; instead, it focuses on how to reach the goal. Control your own emotions, thoughts, and behavior rather than trying to control other people. Control is having a certainty that you are able to shape your destiny and not passively accepting events as fate.
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