The mind is a really amazing place. It’s where your thoughts, decisions, and feelings are made and kept, and it does exactly what it is told to do, most of the time. You must have had some pretty rough times in the past or perhaps more frequently and have had to tell yourself or had someone tell you “you can do it!” or “don’t let it get to you, you’ve got to pick yourself back up.”
While it’s easy for some people to deal with sad and painful moments, for others it’s an impossible feat that leaves them drowning and unable to recover for a while, making them weak and depressed and having suicidal thoughts.
It’s important for everyone to be able to fortify their minds and be truly emotionally and cognitively resilient. And these are the reasons why:
- If you’re not tough, you’ll get crushed
Life has a habit of going in the opposite direction from where we want it to go, and it might look like it’s just you having a hard time, but it’s a problem for everyone. The difference between you and those other people is that they don’t wear their problems on their sleeves. They have found a way to stand tall in the face of adversity in order to continue living their lives to the fullest. The more you let your circumstances and situations get to you, the more singled out, depressed and generally uninterested in life you’ll become.
- No mental resilience, No motivation
Problems arise so that solutions can be found. For every problem, there is an appropriate solution. That is the difference between winners and losers. Winners never stop trying. They look at problems as challenges they must overcome in order to move forward. And for them, that’s where they get their motivation from. Ask yourself why you have to overcome a challenge and once you come up with a good answer, you’ll be able to stay motivated no matter what.
- To be more confident
When your willpower increases even if it’s by little, it also increases your confidence. The next time you’re able to accomplish something no matter how little, you will begin to feel more confident in yourself and your abilities. The more control you have, the more confident you become and the more you’re able to accomplish.
- It broadens your mind
Building yourself mentally is one of the best ways of maturing the mind, and not only that, in trying to solve a problem, you become more open-minded. You see things from different angles, paint various scenarios in your head until you find one that fits. Every setback or disappointment becomes a valuable lesson and great teaching material for future generations.
- When you’re in control of your mind, you’re able to think rationally
When you master how to be comfortable in uncomfortable situations, you will be able to handle any problems with clarity and an analytical mind. On another day when you would have focused on the problems at hand, now you’re able to apply critical thinking and problem solving skills to find an appropriate solution to whatever problems you might be facing.