Leadership Challenge 009: Critical Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

Hello my friends and welcome to 2019!!!

This is a great article to kick-off 2019 and reminds ourselves of the things to avoid in order to maximize our own results. 


This article is by Dr. Travis Bradberry Ph.D.  Dr. Travis Bradberry is the award-winning coauthor of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and the cofounder of TalentSmart® the world’s leading provider of emotional intelligence tests and training serving more than 75% of Fortune 500 companies.
Here are 13 points from the article on what mentally strong people don't do. 
  1. They don’t stay in their comfort zone.
  2. They don’t give in to fear.
  3. They don’t stop believing in themselves.
  4. They don’t beg for attention.
  5. They don’t act like jerks. People who act like jerks are unhappy and insecure.
  6. They don’t hold grudges.The negative emotions that come with holding onto a grudge are actually a stress response.
  7. They don’t hang around negative people. Negative people are bad news because they wallow in their problems and fail to focus on solutions.
  8. They don’t feel sorry for themselves.
  9. They don’t feel entitled.
  10. They don’t close their minds.
  11. They don’t let anyone limit their joy.
  12. They don’t get eaten up by jealousy and envy.successes.
  13. They don’t live in the past.

To complete this leadership challenge please comment on the following:

  • What is one “ah-ha” moment for you from this article?
  • What is one thing you are going to try to do differently throughout January 2019 based on this article?

I look forward to seeing everyone’s comments.


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Look for my next article in February 2019.