The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong | Amy Morin | TEDxOcala
Everyone has the ability to build mental strength, but most people don't know how.
We spend a lot of time talking about physical strength and physical health, but much less time on mental strength and mental health.
We can choose to perform exercises that will help us learn to regulate our thoughts, manage our emotions, and behave productively despite our circumstances - the 3 basic factors of mental strength. No matter what your goals are, building mental strength is the key to reaching your greatest potential.
Amy Morin is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist. Since 2002, she has been counseling children, teens, and adults. She also works as an adjunct psychology instructor.
Amy’s expertise in mental strength has attracted international attention. Her bestselling book, 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, is being translated into more than 20 languages.
Amy’s advice has been featured by a number of media outlets, including: Time, Fast Company, Good Housekeeping, Business Insider, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Success, Glamour, Oprah.com, TheBlaze TV, and Fox News. She has also been a guest on dozens of radio shows.
She is a regular contributor to Forbes, Inc., and Psychology Today. She serves as About.com’s Parenting Teens Expert and Discipline Expert.
As a frequent keynote speaker, Amy loves to share the latest research on resilience and the best strategies for overcoming adversity and building mental muscle.
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At a young age, Amy thought she was on top of the world. She was married, she had graduated, bought a home, and was enjoying her life. But within a few years of her mid-twenties, she not only lost her mother, but her husband, then her new husband's father. Death and loss enveloped her.
Instead of crumbling, she sat down to write out what beliefs mentally strong people do not have to keep her focused, shared it online, and now has helped millions of people with those thoughts.
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Amy's Bio: Amy Morin is a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and lecturer at Northeastern University. She's the author of the international bestselling book 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do. Her new book, 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don' t Do, goes on sale September 19. She gave one of the top 50 TEDx talks of all time and her advice has been featured by media outlets across the planet, ranging from MTV in Finland to CNN in Mexico.
Amy Morin: Things Mentally Strong Women Do
Men and women build mental strength the same way—gender doesn't matter. But when it comes to counterproductive bad habits that might slow your progress or keep you stuck, gender can play a serious role.
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Amy Morin's latest book, 13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don’t Do, outlines the bad habits that women are more likely to engage in. Cultural pressures, societal expectations and the subtle differences in the ways girls are raised are just a few of the factors that encourage women to engage in these unhealthy habits. Fortunately, recognizing those unhealthy habits is the first step in creating positive change so you can move forward toward reaching your greatest potential.
Here are the 13 things mentally strong women don’t do:
1. They don’t compare themselves to other people
Measuring your happiness, wealth and appearance against other people drains you of mental strength. The only person you should compare yourself to is the person you were yesterday.
2. They don’t insist on perfection
Although saying, “I’m a bit of a perfectionist” may feel like a badge of honor, true perfectionism will hold you back. Establish high expectations for yourself while also accepting that mistakes are part of the learning process.
3. They don’t see vulnerability as a weakness
It takes strength to put yourself out there and risk being hurt. Whether you’re the first to say, “I love you,” or you ask a question that might feel embarrassing, being vulnerable can be the key to forming healthier, happier relationships.
4. They don’t let self-doubt stop them from reaching their goals
Self-doubt is normal and you don’t have to let it stop you from pushing ahead. Your brain will doubt your competence but don’t believe everything you think.
5. They don’t overthink everything
Ruminating has been linked to depression and it can prevent you from taking positive action. Engage in problem-solving but don’t allow yourself to get caught into a cycle of thinking too much.
6. They don’t avoid tough challenges
Be willing to face your fears and step up to the plate. Challenge yourself to grow a little stronger every day and you’ll build confidence in your ability to do hard things.
7. They don’t fear breaking the rules
Whether it’s an unwritten rule about gender norms, or it’s a job you’re not quite qualified for, don’t allow gender norms, societal expectations, and rules to stifle your growth.
8. They don’t put others down to lift themselves up
Putting others down won’t land you at the top of the pecking order for long--you’ll only keep your position until someone puts you down. When you lift other people up and become a genuine cheerleader, you’ll be much more likely to succeed.
9. They don’t let others limit their potential
Don’t let rejection or harsh criticism stop you. You don’t need everyone else to believe in you as long as you believe in yourself.
10. They don’t blame themselves when something goes wrong
Acknowledge your behavior without blaming your character. Saying, “I made a bad choice” rather than, “I am a bad person,” is key to helping you learn from your missteps.
11. They don’t stay silent
Choosing not to report an incident to the authorities or not standing up to someone who abuses their power doesn’t mean you’re weak—it’s up to you to decide what’s best for you. But staying silent can drain you of mental strength.
12. They don’t feel bad about reinventing themselves
Whether you make a complete career shift at age 30, or you redesign your life at age 60, it’s important to engage in personal growth and pursue your dreams.
13. They don’t downplay their success
Don’t worry so much about looking arrogant that you refuse to give yourself credit for your hard work and your skills. Practice giving a simple, “Thank you,” when you’re complimented and share your success with others.
Build your mental muscle
At the end of the day, it’s always important to build your mental muscle. Everyone has the ability to do this -- and there’s always room for improvement. So work smarter, not just harder, on becoming your strongest self. Give up the bad habits that are holding you back so you can take steps forward toward reaching your greatest potential.
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Expanding on her viral post, which has become an international phenomenon, Amy Morin offers simple yet effective solutions for increasing mental strength and finding happiness and success in life.
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A popular misconception about Highly Sensitive people--to those who aren’t very familiar with the trait--is that HSPs are always emotionally fragile and not mentally strong.
But this isn't true. You CAN be mentally strong and an HSP--it's all about your coping skills. That’s why I’m excited to share with you Episode 61's guest, Amy Morin, who is an expert on mental strength.
Amy is a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, professor, a TED talk speaker, and published author. In 2013, her post 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, went viral, and ended up being published into a bestselling book and translated into 20 languages. Her post was the most read article of all time on Forbes.com.
I was moved by her story and the challenges she’s dealt with in her life, and how she’s found a way to thrive and become an authority on helping others learn how to better cope.
In this episode, Amy talks about:
-The most common thing mentally strong people don't do
-How to build mental strength
-Why seeing a therapist can help, even if you go just once
-What therapists think about Highly Sensitive People
-How to stop dwelling on the past
-How to deal with anticipatory grief
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Nobody is perfect, but guess what, you can take one step closer to being the person you want to be. But where do we start? We start by taking your negative beliefs and turn them into something positive. In this episode, I'm going to be talking about the secret of becoming mentally strong so when things come crashing down on you - you'll be ready.
00:57 What does it take to become mentally strong?
01:18 Unhappy beliefs...
01:50 ...about yourself
02:59 ...about others
03:41 ...about the world
04:34 Whining, complaining, and excuses makes you mentally weak
05:14 Get rid of the un and choose new beliefs about you
06:43 Choose new beliefs about others
07:53 Pick some world views that are going to serve you
08:20 Perfect practice makes perfect
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Amy Morin is a psychotherapist turned author, Amy’s mission is to make the world a stronger place. Her education and expertise as a psychotherapist, combined with her personal experiences overcoming tragedy, give her a unique perspective on mental strength.
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In 2013, Amy introduced the world to the concept of mental strength when her article, 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, became an anthem read by more than 50 million people.
She’s been dubbed the “self-help guru of the moment,” by The Guardian and Forbes refers to her as a “thought leadership star.” Her advice has been featured by numerous media outlets including Time, Fast Company, Success, Business Insider, Oprah.com, Fox News, CNN, CNBC, and Today. She also appears in a Red Bull TV show called Visions of Greatness.
She lectures across the globe to provide trainings, workshops, and keynote speeches that teach people how to build their mental muscle. Students from 42 countries access her online mental strength course.
Amy’s also a lecturer at Northeastern University. She is a columnist for Forbes, Inc., and Psychology Today. She also serves as a parenting expert for Verywell.
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- Her international best-selling book, 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, is being translated into 30 languages.
- With more than 6 millions views, her TEDx talk, The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong, is one of the top 30 most popular talks of all time.
- Amy’s articles on mental strength reach 2 million readers every month.
- Her newest book, 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do: Raising Self-Assured Children and Training Their Brains for a Life of Happiness, Meaning, and Success, teaches adults how to become mental strength coaches for children.
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After suffering a series of devastating personal losses, Amy Morin was faced with a choice. She could have hope or she could wallow in self-pity. And as a psychotherapist, she worked with many people who faced the same choice. She noticed what separated those who are mentally strong, and now she dedicates herself to helping other people build their mental strength. On this episode of Women of Impact with Lisa Bilyeu, Amy Morin explains how to deal with guilt, self-doubt and self-blame, describes how complaining and venting actually damage us, and gives tons of detailed, concrete, constructive advice on building mental strength.
Amy explains how she dealt with her loved ones dying [3:46]
Amy describes the difference between healthy grief and unhealthy self-pity [6:03]
When you are sad in a healthy way you still have hope [7:23]
Mentally strong people don’t give away their power [8:30]
Just because you think something doesn’t make it true [10:20]
Amy and Lisa discuss vulnerability and facing your fears [11:29]
Amy discusses the difference between secrecy and privacy [13:57]
Amy explains how to deal with self-doubt [15:10]
Amy describes toxic self-blame and apologizing [17:13]
Lisa and Amy discuss that guilt can be irrational just like any emotion [18:30]
Amy discusses how to deal with things that you cannot control [20:35]
“There’s this huge misconception that venting makes us feel better” [23:10]
Amy explains why you should set boundaries instead of complaining [24:45]
Amy advocates changing your own behavior instead of having angry confrontations [25:59]
Don’t downplay your success [28:53]
How to say thank you [30:24]
It’s OK to be proud of the successes you’ve had [32:20]
Amy advocates looking at people as opinion-holders, not competitors [33:15]
Amy explains the difference between upwards and downwards comparison [34:50]
Amy advocates setting aside a specific time to worry [37:48]
Parents should not take responsibility for their kids’ emotions [40:13]
Parents also should never lose sight of their own values [42:51]
Amy shares her superpower [44:48]
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