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Resilience = Emotional Strength

Hey friend! If you’ve been following along so far we have tapped into what we want, set goals, and created a plan. 

It feels so good to have a roadmap. This means we have a path to follow when things get rough, don’t go the way we want, or even when they go well. It’s easy to sit back and let things happen but today I want to encourage you to honor your resilience.

We all have it and if we are going for what we want, we are going to need it. 

Develop Mental Toughness To Get What You Really Want

When you set challenging goals for yourself to get what you really want you’ll need to have a level of resilience that keeps pushing you forward whatever obstacles you meet along the way. It’s inevitable that you will have to overcome challenges and you do not want to give up when the going gets tough.

So you need to develop a mental toughness that’ll see you through the difficult times. There are so many things that can throw you off track when you’re trying to achieve your goals. For example, you may face a lot of negativity from people that you know and trust and if you are not mentally tough they can persuade you to give up.

So what traits do you need to develop for mental toughness?

Make a Start

All successful people make a start. They don’t wait around for something to happen or others to do something. When they have new ideas they get started immediately. If you need to wait for someone to get back to you about something then work on other areas of your goal.

Become a self-starter. This might be a problem for a lot of people since we’ve been conditioned to do what others tell us most of our lives. In order to get here, I encourage you to practice starting on things right away. After a while this will become second nature to you. If you’re already a self-starter, you’re on the right track!

You need to Prioritize

Once you really get into your goals then you’ll probably find that your daily “to do” list grows pretty long. You need to prioritize which tasks to perform first. I recommend starting with a simple task first to build momentum. Then tackle any task that you know is going to stress you out next. Some people might find that doing the stressful task first is best. This is where you need to dig in to start building your resilience.

Focus is essential

Are you easily distracted? If you get a notification on your phone do you tend to drop everything and attend to it? You want to identify the things that distract you and keep them out of sight when you are working on your goals. The ability to focus is a great mental toughness trait.

Sometimes things happen in life and you have no choice but to tend to them. When you get back to your tasks you need to be able to refocus again quickly to get everything done. With some practice you’ll easily develop this trait so keep at it.

You need to be Persistent

Remember when we focused on our feelings and emotions? All of the traits I shared are important but this one is at the top of the list. Persistence will keep you going when you don’t want to carry on. It’ll also prevent you from giving up when you feel that all is lost. So the next time you feel like procrastinating or giving up altogether call on those good feelings that we used to create our goals. It’ll fuel your persistence to see the job through.

You need to Review how you are doing

Just because we have a roadmap doesn’t mean we can take our eyes off the map and keep going straight ahead. You have to keep checking the map to make sure your actions are taking you where you want to go. It’s utterly pointless to take massive action that doesn’t get you anywhere. If something isn’t working then work out why and change your approach. Don’t just assume that everything that you do is moving you closer to achieving your goals.

Get Organized

Don’t just put important things anywhere. If your computer is a mess then organize files into folders so that you know where to find them when you need them. The same applies to documents in your home. Spending time trying to find stuff is very frustrating and can seriously hamper your progress. Personally, I love this stuff. My folders have folders and those folders have folders within them. My mom always told me “everything has its place” and that’s true with nearly every important thing we own. Make sure you take some time each week to get yourself organized.

Next up we get into using the Law of Attraction to get what you want. Hint – You’ve done this your whole life whether you realized it or not.

I’m so excited to help you on your journey to getting what it is that you truly desire! I’ve created a guide and a toolkit to help you on your way. Click the image below to grab your copy!

Hi I’m Ashley! I help busy women create impact in their lives one step at a time. Please follow me on Instagram @ashley_mars to connect with me! If you’d like to work with me or have any questions, my inbox is always open!