5 Habits Mentally Tough People Embrace Every Day

January 26, 2016

Got Grit?

To achieve success, you need mental toughness. 

By Jessica Stillman of Inc. 



We all have our bad days here and there, and sometimes it can be difficult to keep it all together (extra difficult on cold Monday mornings). Am I right? But it's our grit, science says, that keeps us going strong through any obstacle we face at work. 

Like all good things, grit, or mental toughness, takes some practice. It's simply all about adding good habits into your daily routine. Take a look at the five we've listed out, practice them, and go show Monday who's boss.

5 Habits Mentally Tough People Embrace Every Day

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  • “The decision to leave my former firm was difficult, but the thought of conducting a job search in Chicago while continuing to practice in Indianapolis was simply overwhelming. Fortunately, I was referred to Alan Rubenstein by a friend. Alan’s knowledge of the Chicago legal market and the different cultures within various law firms was invaluable. The information and resources Alan provided gave me a competitive advantage and allowed me to negotiate a superior arrangement, but most importantly, he helped me select the firm best suited for my personal and professional goals. I have since referred several of my friends to Alan and they have each had equally rewarding experiences.”

    Robert T. Buday, Partner

    Latham & Watkins