In life, there are times when you need to be mentally sharp to make good fast decisions fast.

That means managing your emotions, adjusting your thinking, and choosing to take positive action whatever situation comes your way.

Mental strength doesn’t just happen. It have to be developed.

In my childhood I didn’t have a chance to work on becoming mentally strong, though every situation, I ran away I fled from my life. I received the message, if no-one cared for me, I didn’t cared what happened to me.

As an adult, this view carried on. I wasted almost 45 years away angry, sad, full of hate.

I was hateful toward every one except my children. Then one day I looked in the mirror. I seen a 400 pound thing, I say thing because I felt like a big blob full ofanger, hate, and sadness. The doctors chose to give me pills and more pills to try and fix me, but it only made me a horrible blob. Finally my life had hit rock bottom.

I decided I didn’t want to live like I was anymore. Once I decided this. I began a very strict diet, I lost 200 pounds. My children actually got me to go to church. Things began to change.

Here are some ways I have learned to become mentally strong:

#1. You have to focus on the moment, wherever you are. The challenges that comes along from time to time are a test of how mentally strong you are, and your willingness to stretch and change. The worst thing you can do is to run and ignore or procrastinate in developing solutions. Challenges are here and will always be, and the difficulty is now. Focus your energy on the present moment; don’t lose what is right before you. When you focus on the moment you come to realize where you have the most power to make things right.

#2. Embrace Adversity. Mental strength gives us the ability to see the obstacles in our path as stepping stones. When we become face to face with a struggle, we can be inspired by the knowledge that it’s not the end but a path to deeper knowledge and understanding.

#3. Exercise Your Mind. Just like muscles, your mind needs to be exercised to gain strength. Growth and development take consistent work, if you have not pushed yourself recently, you might not be growing as much as you can. Mental strength is built through lots of small wins, maintained through the choices we make every day. To gain stamina, take on a daily task that strength and mental endurance.

#4. Challenge Yourself. Albert Einstein once said “One should not pursue goals that are easily achieved. One must develop an instinct for what one can just barely achieve through one’s greatest efforts.” Understanding yourself and playing it safe holds you back from success. When you believe in yourself and your abilities in yourself and your abilities, you often can go beyond the imaginable.

#4. Respond Positively. You can not control everything that comes your way. But you are in absolute control of how to react to everything that comes your way. What happens to you is important-but not as important as your response. Incredible progress can happen in your life,and leadership when you take control of your reactions.

#5. Be Mindful. Mindfulness means taking control of your focus and being intentional about what you give your attention to.

#6. Don’t Be Defeated By Fear. To be resilient and mentally strong means knowing Horton deal with fear. When you enter frightening situations with the awareness that it’s an opportunity for you to grow trust outweighs fear.

They say that love overcomes fear. Silence is a source of great strength. Being silent with others are upset gives you peace.