March 24, 2021 4 min read

Life can be very overwhelming and difficult at times...

It's just the nature of it.

Most people struggle to find a way to cope when life seems to be out of their control.

How can you gain control of your life?

First, you need to understand that your life is a reflection of your actions and habits...

...and you have much more control than you think.

Second, having emotional strength is crucial to help push you through trials, struggles, and challenges, regardless of whether they are in your control or not.

Developing emotional strength will take time, and it's going to be much harder than you think...

But there are things you can do today to start building emotional strength so you have the ability to get through any and all difficult situations.

1. Surround yourself with the right people

Relationships are one of the most important parts of our lives.

Having a strong support system of like-minded people is crucial for your success and development in life...

Especially when it comes to getting through difficult times.

You need to understand that you are the sum of the 5 closest people to you.

Are the people in your life positive?

Are they teaching you how to become mentally strong, and encouraging you to push through your struggles?

Or...

Are the people in your life emotionally draining, always negative, and giving up in the face of your struggles as well as their own?

If you're looking to develop the emotional strength to win in your life...

You must separate yourself from anyone who isn't bringing out the strongest, most disciplined, and most positive version of yourself possible.

Life is hard enough as it is...

Why would you want relationships with people who make it more difficult?

You shouldn't.

Draw a line in the sand, and cut these people out.

Toxic relationships are only going to cause you more unnecessary drama, chaos, and instability in your life.

On the other hand, forming relationships with people who push you to get better will be the best thing you ever do for yourself and your emotional strength.

If these people are encouraging you to be the best version of yourself as possible...

You will constantly be in uncomfortable situations that will help you grow and develop emotional strength.

2. Get comfortable being uncomfortable

In my experience, one of the best ways to build emotional strength is by intentionally putting yourself in difficult situations.

To most people, this sounds ridiculous and completely counterproductive.

The truth is...

We aren't trying to dodge or avoid our struggles ... that would defeat the entire purpose of building emotional strength ... and is not possible anyway.

Bad things are going to happen, regardless of what you do to prevent them from happening.

But, if you condition yourself to doing difficult things every day...

The situations that come up and aren't in your control will be a lot easier to handle.

The more pain and struggle you overcome...

The stronger you will become...

...and the easier it will be to face your struggles in the future.

So really, a big component to building emotional strength is experiencing struggle.

When you learn to get comfortable with being uncomfortable and facing struggle...

You'll know you are making great progress with your emotional strength.

3. Eliminate the victim mentality

Everybody deals with struggle ... you are not some special case.

In fact, I guarantee there are plenty of people who are in a much more difficult situation than you are.

The universe isn't out to get you...

Other people aren't out to get you...

You don't have "bad luck"...

So quit justifying your weaknesses, shortcomings, and struggles with your upbringing, or how "unfairly" you're treated.

It's all an elaborate lie that only you buy into.

If you truly want to build emotional strength...

You have to accept responsibility for your life as it is.

It will be a lot easier if you go into every day with the expectation that it's going to be hard.

4. Take care of your physical health

It sounds cliche, but it is true...

Healthy body, healthy mind.

Exercise and nutrition do much more than just maintain your physical health.

In fact…

Healthy diet and exercise are proven to ward off depression and anxiety...

...and building emotional strength requires a healthy mind.

5. Complete 75 HARD

If you’re unsure where to start…

I always recommend my mental toughness program, 75 HARD.

75 HARD is a free program that will teach you how to develop mental toughness and permanently change your life - from the level of discipline you practice in every area of your life...

To your mental and physical well-being…

...and so much more.

You’ll develop skills like confidence, mental fortitude, grit, self-belief, and emotional strength.

Emotional strength is crucial for success in life

Struggle is inevitable.

The more prepared you are, the better.

Having emotional strength will help you stay calm and execute regardless of the conditions.

If you want the quality of your life to improve…

Learn how to develop emotional strength.



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