Do you ever come across someone, and after spending some time with them, your first thought is, “Wow, what a confident person!”? They ooze self-confidence.

It’s not just that they are confident or that they have mental toughness or a strong mind. But they have this incredible mental strength that sets them apart from the rest. But what gives them that mental strength? How did they get that mentally strong?

Here are 10 things mentally strong people do.

They Take Risks

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They realize they may have to take risks, really big risks in order to achieve something, and they will.

It’s not that they aren’t afraid of taking risks or stepping out of their comfort zone; they just realize that it is something they MUST do in order to attain/learn/achieve something.

They know that taking risks also brings about new opportunities too! Embrace change is their motto!

They Ask For Help

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In order to have great mental strength, you will know when you have to swallow your pride and either ask for help or admit you’re wrong. Swallowing your pride is a great character trait for many people and something you should practice doing so more often.

People will tend to have more respect for you when you can do this. Not only that but when we have the right support systems in place, we all win!

Never Quit No Matter How Tough Things Get

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Let’s face it: we all have moments where we want to throw in the towel and walk away from something that is causing us too much frustration. One of the most important things mentally strong people do is ‘not quit or give up.’

They keep at it and learn what they need to in order to move ahead. Remember, not everything is going to go our way. And that’s ok.

They Have Solid Boundary Lines

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They have no problem setting a strong and firm boundary line around themselves.

They know it’s totally okay to say no to others and yes to themselves. They aren’t people pleasers. They are wise and self-respecting. They know that their mental health and happiness come first before anyone else’s.

And they don’t put up with anyone’s crap, even if it’s a family member.

Help Others Succeed

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They know life isn’t a competition, and the only person they are in competition with is the person they were yesterday. They understand that we are all in this together, and there is great strength in numbers.

They want others to succeed, too! We all remember our first failure and what it feels like. The achievements of others truly make them happy and brings them great joy. They cheer people on, lift them up, encourage them, and do whatever it takes to help another person. We celebrate other people’s success with them!

Leave the Past Behind

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Mentally strong people know they won’t succeed in life, in any area of life, if they drag their past and all the negative emotions that go with it into the present and future. For many of us, our pasts are pretty ugly.

Instead, they will deal with the demons from the past any way they can and let them go. They know the past has no place in their life right now.

Forgive People Who Hurt Them

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They don’t hold grudges, anger, resentment, or any other ill feelings towards the people who hurt them. Like the past (and leaving it behind), they know it’s important to let go of all hurt and anger in order to move forward.

Mentally strong people don’t become strong by holding onto grudges. They let it all go and move on.

Maintain Their Integrity

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Mentally strong people will honor their word, respect others, treat others kindly, and maintain their integrity.

Integrity is important to them as it is their business card, if you will. It is one of the admiral things people will notice about them. They understand the value of integrity and make it their top priority.

Drop Bad Habits

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Whether it be smoking, drinking, biting your nails, eating bad food, or whatever it is, mentally strong people will definitely take time to work on dropping their bad habits.

Having unhealthy habits is fairly normal and common. We practically all have one, but it’s the really detrimental ones that need to be worked on. And a mentally strong person will do that.

Accept People as They Are

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We are all equal, and we all deserve to be treated equally, with respect and compassion/kindness. We are all battling demons no one knows about.

A mentally strong person doesn’t judge or point fingers at anyone. They give respect to everyone they meet and accept people for exactly who they are, as they are.

Next up, 5 things mentally strong people never do.

Gossip

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Just no. Mentally strong people don’t waste their time or energy on gossip. It’s for the weak-minded. If they are around people who begin to gossip, they will either ask to change the subject or walk away. There’s no negotiating with this one.

Judge Others

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They never judge or point fingers at others. Mentally strong people understand that we all have stories and a past, and no one is perfect.

Judging is also for the weak, and one thing they are not is weak.

Belittle Others

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Belittling others is so childish and unacceptable. Mentally strong people stand up for those who are bullied and belittled. They will not tolerate those who do belittle or bully and will speak out against them.

They absolutely will not stand for such immaturity.

Lie

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Lying shows a lack of integrity, and they value their integrity more than anything. They will not tolerate lying and will call you out if you do lie to them.

They don’t waste their time with people who lie. There is no trust in that. Ever.

Get Angry Over Little Things

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Anger is a waste of time and shows a lack of strength and character. When someone does something that annoys or irritates them, they simply walk away. They don’t have time to waste on anger.

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