Mental strength or mental toughness is not about being macho. But rather about resilience and confidence. Every great leaders have a high degree of mental strength. It’s not something that you are born with but a set of characteristics that can be learned and developed.
Here are some characteristics or habits of tough minded leaders:
- They are self confident
They continuously push their own boundaries and move beyond their fears. Trying to do anything outside the scope do requires a higher level of self-confidence.
- They chose who to associate with wisely
Mentally tough leaders hang out and spend their time wisely with positive thinking people who share similar thoughts and aspiration.
- They face fears & challenges and take action
When confronted with new challenges, these leaders overcome their fears and go for it. Failure is not the worst possibility, but the idea that they might miss out to achieve success.
- They say NO when they have to
Tough minded leaders have learned not to say YES to everything. They can say NO without giving excuses.
- They are independent
Leaders with great mental strength are independent and its their well defined goals that motivate them. They respect opinions and take full responsibility for their decision.
Tough minded leaders focus on giving their best. Not just focused on winning and celebrating success. But also the ability to steer the ship in the right direction during turbulent times. They always keep their fighting intensity till the end! With the abilities and achievements that stemmed from their belief, mentally strong leaders exude confidence, think big and inspire people to follow them. With commitment and dedication, you can become a tough minded leader whose inner strength shines through.