Remember that person that gave you negative feedback that one time. Freeing yourself of that 1 voice is harder than accepting praise of 100 people. During this episode I share how you can shake the negativity, manage the mental stress, and move through the roadblocks keeping you from getting to the peaks you are reaching for. Queue the cliches, they will all be here!
If the concept of mental endurance is new to you it may be because it’s often discussed as being mentally strong. As you work toward your goals your personal beliefs about what is possible is going to be challenged by you or others. Just like any muscle in your body it’s important that you flex this muscle.
Acknowledging where you may need to invest is also challenging. I can’t tell you where you are emotionally, and what you need to work on. I address some of the common challenges people have in this episode, and what I’m doing to combat those in my life right now.
Here is my short list of things mentally strong people do that you’ll hear me discussing on this weeks podcast:
Feeling Worthy Of Help – For me this translates to asking for help and challenging myself to realize I don’t know everything. I bet you have access to underutilized resources at your disposal. Use those if any problem takes more than 5 minutes.
Being Your Own Cheerleader – Speaking to yourself kindly and be encouraging is a lot harder than it sounds. It’s important you develop a positive inner monologue to push through the hard days, and accept the good ones as wins. Sometimes on this journey you are your only cheerleader!
Recognize You Are In Control Of Your Future – Where you are now is a culmination of what you’ve been doing for the past 5 years. If you don’t like where you are at today, change it starting today! Start working toward what the next 5 years will look like instead of focusing on a past you can no longer change.
Turn Down The Volume On The Naysayers – Tell Negative Nancy to kick rocks and get out of here! She’s not worth your time and focus. Listen to the podcast to hear how I silence these voices.
Log Your Gratitude – You have so much to be grateful for. Make sure you acknowledge it DAILY! This is new for me, and I’m thrilled to say, I’ve filled a notebook with positive things happening to me in the past 90 days! Grab any notebook, and get started. My fav is this from Erin Condren, it has daily prompts to keep you from overthinking this.
That’s a lot of detail packed into this week’s podcast. Listen when you have time and make sure you’ve got a notebook to write what you need to help develop your mental endurance. I’d love to hear what you are doing to ensure your mental strength is flexed this week over in The Coffee Shop!