My supervisor shared this fascinating article from James Clear: The Science of Developing Mental Toughness in Your Heath, Work, and Life.
I had no idea that she was as equally obsessed as me with finding interesting reads!
I overly highlighted James’ article about the importance of obtaining the mental fortitude. I can’t recommend this article enough–I know for certain that I suffer from mental weakness. I am easily confused and inundated with chaos and confusion. It doesn’t take much for me to drown in worry and fear.
It was incredibly refreshing to learn that talent and intelligence don’t matter as much as having the mental strength to keep going through challenges. As an added bonus, James gave the reader ideas and suggestions for cultivating mental resilience.
It is vital for us to take consistent, concrete actions every day to prove to ourselves that we are strong and able to handle whatever life throws at us. I have always been a fan of taking the easy way out but now I am starting to learn how this has very harsh consequences. And the thing is, we are the only ones who pay–not others. I say this because I have often dropped out of challenges because I notice that others carry lighter loads. I wanted to be like them. But it isn’t them who pays for my decisions, it’s always been me.
Overall, you must develop mental toughness to make it through life and the only way to achieve this is by taking concrete actions in the physical world.
I will definitely do more to make sure that I am actually becoming stronger. All of my daily habits are weak and unhelpful. I know that all of my regular practices have to be reevaluated. It gives me hope that life doesn’t have to be overwhelming. It is ok if you aren’t super talented or born with a crazy high IQ.
This article is a must-read and you can find it here: https://jamesclear.com/mental-toughness
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