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Mentally Strong People: The 8 Things They Avoid

1. Waste Time Feeling Sorry for Themselves. You don’t see mentally strong people feeling sorry for their circumstances or dwelling on the way they’ve been mistreated. They have learned to take responsibility for their actions and outcomes, and they have an inherent understanding of the fact that frequently life is not fair. They are able to emerge from trying circumstances with self-awareness and gratitude for the lessons learned. When a situation turns out badly, they respond with phrases such as "Oh, well." Or perhaps simply, "Next!"

8 principles to achieve results

Here’s How to Win: 8 principles for your career, relationships, and life.

1. Follow Your Curiosity

Humans are born with astonishing curiosity. But somewhere along the way, we're told to stop asking questions.

Learn to follow your curiosity—trust it. For the curious mind, anything is possible. Fortune favors the curious.

2. Change Your Mind

Willingness to change one's mind is a rarity in today's society.

It's great to have a strong view, but always open your mind to counterarguments. Stubborn objection to alternative perspectives stalls progress. Strive for strong opinions, weakly held.


Ken Robinson. Changing Education Paradigms