Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid
Amy Morin is a licensed clinical social worker and writer (Image courtesy of AmyMorinLCSW.com) Editors’ Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a Dec. 3 guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here. Cheryl Conner has also interviewed Amy Morin in a Forbes video chat that expands on this article here. For all the time executives spend concerned about physical strength and health, when it comes down to it, mental strength can mean even more. Particularly for entrepreneurs, numerous articles talk about critical characteristics of mental strength—tenacity, “grit,” optimism, and an unfailing ability as Forbes contributor David Williams says, to “fail up.” However, we can also define mental strength by identifying the things mentally strong individuals don’t do. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. It takes much practice to hone mental strength 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. The following CEOs helm companies from FORBES America's Best Small Companies list, 2013.
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