Mental toughness is the ability to keep picking yourself up no matter what life hits you with – to keep marching steadily forward to achieve the specific victories you have made up your mind you are going to make happen.
If you want somebody to listen to you, you need to first give the other person some psychological air. Listen until the other person feels understood, affirmed, validated, and appreciated. You can do so through empathic listening. Once the other person has their psychological air, they’ll be ready, willing, and more able to listen to you.
Empathic listening is the highest form of listening. Empathic listening is not listening until you understand. It’s listening until the other person feels understood.
What if you could release negative emotions and feel lighter and ready for anything as you go about your day? A “lighter feeling” is a big deal. Recently, I read The Abundance Book: Learn to Let Go of any Negativity in Seconds, by Larry Crane. It’s interesting in that he focuses on getting and maintaining “a lighter feeling.”
What if instead, you could be the director of your experiences? In the book, Unlimited Power: The New Science of Personal Achievement, Tony Robbins shares an approach you can use to instantly change your state, and use any experience to empower yourself in any situation.
The Gift of Adversity: The Unexpected Benefits of Life’s Difficulties, Setbacks, and Imperfections (Book Review)
In The Gift of Adversity, best-selling author and psychiatrist Rosenthal tackles the topic of adversity in a very deep and significant way. Through stories and reflection, he shows us that to live authentic and meaningful lives, we need to engage with our own failures and defeats. The key is to find value in our mistakes and misfortunes, and to use adversity as a way to grow stronger and wiser throughout life.