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Question: How to be mentally strong?

August 25, 2016
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Hey everyone.

I've always admired strong men, both strong physically and mentally. One man I admired the most was Ernest Shackleton, the arctic explorer. His story of endurance and keeping his men alive was outstanding and inspiring to me as a man.

So my question is.. How does one create strong mental endurance in one's self?

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Title Question: How to be mentally strong?
Author yellowmonkeyzx93
Upvotes 1
Comments 15
Date August 25, 2016 3:08 AM UTC (6 years ago)
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[–]RedSkeller1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

I think you have to have an experience. I could tell you all day that if you hit that half jack hammer on a granite slab it will break right after you are willing to give up so you'll swing harder each time. Until you break it yourself and push through what you once thought to be nearly impossible, then it's just words.

[–]rainyfun1 point2 points  (2 children) | Copy Link

Thinking about it, and admiring that, is already made you close to being that, because you understand the importance.

[–]yellowmonkeyzx93[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy Link

Thank you. Appreciate what you've said. I tell myself, if men like that could handle what they handled in the past, then to me, I can do it too.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

Lol! You're speaking like a girl.

[–]1walawalawa1 point2 points  (3 children) | Copy Link

This is the biggest challenge for anyone adopting the Red Pill and learning game.

You're asking: "How can I be more confident?" Confidence comes from within. It requires a shift of inner beliefs where you truly believe you are the prize.

It takes time but start focusing on your strengths. Start building your self-esteem by being with positive people and in positive environments.

[–]yellowmonkeyzx93[S] 0 points1 point  (2 children) | Copy Link

I'm not so much interested in being a prize.

I'm more interested in the mental fortitude that men like Ted Roosevelt, Ernest Shackleton, Ernest Hemingway, Clint Eastwood and more have.

[–]1walawalawa1 point2 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

Ernest Hemingway committed suicide. But the persona was one that was larger than life.

Being a prize is one part of being mentally strong. Find ways to test yourself: extreme sports, contact sports, rugby, baseball, football etc. Get into situations where you're compelled to be alert and mentally and physically at your best.

[–]yellowmonkeyzx93[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

I'm aware of that. It killed himself with his shotgun. Even that, that takes some insane courage to do it. However, it was how he lived his life that admired, not the end.

I do not want to be anyone's prize (as much as I understand Red Pill ideas). I like your suggestions though.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (6 children) | Copy Link

you can die at any moment, or get incurable disease, and when you do die all experience, memories, knowledge, and any possible thing will be consumed. Not even your experiences matter. And it will happen. All of it erased.

[–]yellowmonkeyzx93[S] 0 points1 point  (5 children) | Copy Link

I don't get it. How does realizing and internalizing this fact of life make me mentally strong?

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (4 children) | Copy Link

No need for internalizing it's going to happen anyway

[–]yellowmonkeyzx93[S] 0 points1 point  (3 children) | Copy Link

So, how does it help me?

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (2 children) | Copy Link

Why don't you help yourself

[–]yellowmonkeyzx93[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy Link

Sure. Thanks for the advice. Beats listening to people like you..

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

The more you keep trying to get other ppl to do ur work the more u fall into blue pill herd mind fuck tard

You can kill a man, but you can't kill an idea.

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