I participated in, and graduated from, Leadership Evergreen in 2013. It was a wonderful program designed not only to teach the students more about how our unincorporated mountain area got started and functions today, but also valuable leadership skills to help us moving forward to better serve our community.

I'm always devouring new articles looking for sage advice and wisdom, affirmations that the path I am on is the right way, and new ideas to try. This article, Critical Habits of Mentally Tough People, resonated as one of those affirmations.
"We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental toughness is tested. It might be a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.

Whatever the challenge, you have to be strong, see things through a new lens, and take decisive action if you want to move through it successfully.

There are habits you can develop to improve your mental toughness. In fact, the hallmarks of mentally tough people are actually strategies that you can begin using today."

  • They’re Emotionally Intelligent
  • They’re Confident
  • They Neutralize Toxic People
  • They Embrace Change
  • They Say No
  • They Know That Fear Is the #1 Source of Regret
  • They Embrace Failure . . .
  • . . . Yet, They Don’t Dwell on Mistakes
  • They Won’t Let Anyone Limit Their Joy . . .
  • . . . And They Don’t Limit the Joy of Others
  • They Exercise
  • They Get Enough Sleep
  • They’re Relentlessly Positive

I do well on some, not so well on others. Life is about growth and change - always keep striving!


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