Curiosity, rationalization, and laziness are no match against courage, self-control, and mental toughness. –John Bytheway

Do you consider yourself mentally strong? We’ve talked about how “gremlins” can impact our confidence levels and derail us from the path we’ve planned.

We’ve also previously shared our 5 P’s required for succcesful leadership and to grow the bottom line:

  • Passion
  • Planning
  • Persistence
  • Profit
  • People

To us, mental strength includes having the courage to believe in, and be guided by the 5 P’s.

If you love what you do, you’ll likely have the PASSION to market your strengths and minimize and develop your weaknesses.

You need to PLAN, which equates to be driven to achieve, and taking actions against your vision, mission, goals, and measures. All your behaviors should support their achievement.

PERSISTENCE is continuing steadily despite problems or difficulties. We all encounter challenges and not everything goes as planned, but that can’t stop us. We need to think about what could be done differently to attain the results we desire.

To grow and thrive, PROFIT must be experienced. And that does not mean only financially, but also from an emotional / value added perspective for the customer, shareholder, and employee.

And of all these, PEOPLE is most important “P”.  With caring, skilled, and committed people, you’re more likely to build and maintain the trust required for creating strong relationships along with the collaboration needed to foster success.

What behaviors and actions can you change to become more mentally strong? Are there others you can help?


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