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Staying Strong-Willed During Troubling Times

It’s safe to say that we live in a pretty crazy world. Being strong-willed is becoming a necessity to navigate the day. Everywhere you look, something seems to be designed to break you down and defeat you. Rising above negativity and stress is what sets leaders apart from followers. Which makes it important to foster a strong mind!

Being strong-willed means knowing who you are and having the confidence to keep it that way. People are always going to try and change your opinions and make you doubt yourself. The trick is being able to stick to your guns. To change the world, you need to have strong convictions.  

Are you ready to lead the way to success and inspire those around you? Have a strong-willed personality. Here are a few tips to help you tackle the world head on.


One of the best ways to ensure that you remain strong in your beliefs is to stay focused. Focus on the goal and stick to it. Eliminate your distractions. Once you do that, you’ll accomplish your goals sooner than you anticipated. Set reminders for yourself throughout your day to keep your goals at the top of your to-do list.  

A great resource for keeping and maintaining momentum is the Pomodoro technique. It keeps the brain focused on one thing at a time. Tweak this technique to fit your needs. Check it out here.

Be in the Moment

Making sure that you remain in the moment can be a difficult thing to do. We all lead busy lives, and it means taking the time to slow down and absorb all the information we take in.

Being in the moment means that you need to be able to listen to everyone around you. Consider everything that each person shares. After you’ve listened, decide how you feel about what everyone has said. Listen to all sides and decide for yourself.

As a strong-willed person, you will be able to explain every action you take as long as you remain in the moment. It’s easy to let distraction drag you away from the big picture. Don’t let it win. Use it to become the best version of yourself.

Don’t Be Afraid to Fail

Failing is the best way to a better future. Every time we fail, it is an opportunity to see what we could have done better. The key to failure is using it as motivation. Don’t let it defeat you. Choose to use the experience to grow and learn from what happened. Best-selling author John C. Maxwell© said, “The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure.” Like most things in life, it’s all about how you choose to react. 

Learn to make peace with your failure and use it to your advantage. Want more advice on how to do that? Check out this article from Forbes. 

Acknowledge your mistake and analyze what went wrong. Process each failure and plan for the future. Don’t let those failures dictate your life; make them work for you. That’s what strong-willed leaders do.

Accept Your Own Approval

In today’s world we are constantly trying to impress others. At the end of the day the only approval that matters is your own. Don’t worry about what others think. Instead, use that time to become the best you possible.  

In conclusion, be strong-willed and rise above all the negativity that holds you down. Rise above and become the leader you are meant to be.

Are you looking to improve your willpower? Consider developing your discipline, it’s a big help!