Introduction To Acceptance: How to Achieve Unbreakable Mental Strength

Acceptance is often viewed as giving in and accepting one’s fate. But acceptance is the cornerstone of eastern religions and a wonderful principle to live by. From acceptance, we discover our unbreakable mental strength.

Do you ever wish things were different than they really are? We all do from time to time. Often enough, we look in our world and feel frustrated that we can’t change a set of circumstances or a situation. We wish with every fiber of our being that things were different.

Nevertheless, sometimes we might even create a fantasy land in our minds of a dream reality. This is not the way to become mentally resilient. It doesn’t help you bounce back with strength when something doesn’t go your way. You first have to accept that life has handed you lemons before you can make lemonade.

In his book, Living Untethered, Michael Singer refers to our attempts to make everything turn out the way we want it to, our human predicament. 

There are only two reasons for worrying; you either worry that you're not going to get what your want or you worry that you're going to get what you don't want.

 We devote so much energy to trying to control the outcomes that we lack the internal fortitude we need to demonstrate, grit, persistence, and mental strength to bounce back. 

On the other hand, acceptance allows us to focus our energy on grit and internal fortitude. 

 

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Toughness Doesn't Mean Ignoring the Facts

fist, liberate, change-681847.jpgSome people believe that if they act tough, then they are tough. If they put on a big show about how nothing keeps them down, they’ll eventually develop the mental grit to get through hard times easily. The fake-it-till-you-make-it myth.

Counterintuitively, the problem is that unbreakable resolve needs to come from inside. It doesn’t have anything to do with how you look or act. It’s a quiet acceptance that things didn’t go your way but that you will be okay anyway.

Don’t ignore the facts that reality is presenting you.

You have to give your hardship its moment in the sun. Don’t glorify it, but you don’t simply look away either. You break down what happened and how it’s affecting you negatively. Then you embrace whatever emotions are generated and deal with them in the best way possible.

After looking objectively at whatever setback you experience, you tell yourself you have the toughness to move past this unfortunate event. Do this by taking an ownership role in your life.

You and Only You Are Responsible for Your Feelings

Becoming truly unbreakable doesn’t mean you will never experience pain or loss. It simply means that no matter how many times you get knocked down emotionally or perhaps physically, you will keep getting back up.

This is impossible until you accept a very empowering fact.

You’re the only person responsible for your feelings.

There are going to be times when things are out of your control. No one can ever be totally in control of their life. It’s just a fact of the human condition. There will be times when you can’t stop something from happening, and it impacts your life in a very negative way.

While you can’t control the outcome, you always have a choice about how you choose to feel.

Think about how powerful that really makes you.

It gives you the chance to be the most resilient and unbreakable person on the planet. Even in the face of the most terrible hardship, you can choose to respond healthily.

By the way, this is a skill that can be learned. You practice it over time. You don’t have to either be born with it or not.

Start accepting that you’re the only person responsible for your feelings and actions. Then show strength of character the next time life knocks you down. Accept the situation for what it is, embrace the reality of what happened, then move on firmly with positive thoughts and emotions.

Ten Motivational Quotes to Help You Build You Unbreakable Mental Strength

Acceptance and the act of building unbreakable mental strength challenge us to be the best we can be. 

I am sure you can recall a difficult time in your life when you needed the mental strength to overcome a difficult situation.

Quite often we don’t realize how our daily work on ourselves is building that inner fortitude until we find ourselves face to face with a life-changing challenge. 

Sometimes we feel completely overwhelmed and then that inner mental strength kicks in.

I’ve never thought of myself as mentally tough. But when life tested me, that internal fortitude surprised me.

First, we accept, and then we find the will to take that next step.

 I’m a great believer in the power of inspirational and motivational quotes. 

Below are ten of those quotes to call upon when motivation lags, or you need a shot of inspiration to see your through. 

1 – “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”  Source: Maya Angelou

2 – “Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.”  Source: John Quincy Adams


3 – “If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.” Source:  Samuel Johnson


4 – If you can’t fly then run if you can’t run then walk if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” Source:  Martin Luther King, Jr.

5 – “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “Press on!” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” Source:  Calvin Coolidge


6 – “Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.” Source: Julie Andrews


7 – “Resilience is very different than being numb. Resilience means you experience, you feel, you fail, you hurt. You fall. But, you keep going.” Source: Yasmin Mogahed


8 – “No one escapes pain, fear, and suffering. Yet from pain can come wisdom, from fear can come courage, from suffering can come strength – if we have the virtue of resilience.” Source: Eric Greitens

9 – “Like tiny seeds with potent power to push through tough ground and become mighty trees, we hold innate reserves of unimaginable strength. We are resilient.” Source:  Catherine DeVrye


10 – “Resilience is knowing that you are the only one that has the power and the responsibility to pick yourself up.” Source: Mary Holloway


We hope these empowering quotes will help when you need to push through a difficult situation. Knowing what successful people have done to overcome life’s difficulties might be what you need to overcome hardship or failure.

Do you have a favorite quote about resilience, grit, and inner fortitude?

Next Steps In Acceptance and Achieving Unbreakable Mental Strength

 Positive Affirmations

I  am accepting every challenge as a learning opportunity that brings growth and resilience.

Every day I am growing, tougher, braver, and more resilient,

I am unbreakable, unstoppable, and filled with the fire of my passion to see things through.

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