Stress tolerance, resilience, mental toughness... call it what you will. There is much research to suggest that 'grit' is the differentiator between those who succeed and those who don't. Often through our executive coaching programmes, we deal with strategies to increase resilience in the face of no-win decisions, volatility and constant change. It's not easy, and there's no 'one size fits all' but here's a few tips to stretch your mental toughness muscles.
To increase your mental strength, you simply need to change your outlook. When hard times hit, people with mental strength suffer just as much as everyone else. The difference is that they understand that life’s challenging moments offer valuable lessons. In the end, it’s these tough lessons that build the strength you need to succeed. Developing mental strength is all about habitually doing the things that no one else is willing to do. If you aren’t doing the following things on a regular basis, you should be, for these are the habits that mentally strong people rely on