There’s a big difference between acting tough and being strong. A controlling mother-in-law, demanding partner, or aggressive boss may be masking their lack of mental strength with a feigned air of toughness. While acting tough may meet someone's needs in the short-term, mental strength is necessary for true contentment in life.
Truly successful people don’t rise to the top by acting tough; they become better by growing stronger. Being a top performer—in business or on the athletic field—requires grit and tenacity, as well as the continuous desire to become better.
Here are the seven key differences between being mentally strong, and simply acting tough:
The good news: Anyone has the ability to turn a tough exterior into a strong mindset. Just like physical strength requires ongoing training, mental strength requires regular exercise that will help you improve and grow stronger.
Want to know more about the bad habits that keep you from being mentally strong? Pick up a copy of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do, a bestselling book that is being translated into more than 20 languages.
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