What is Mental Toughness?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Pareto Realty TN #251071

How do you deal with it all?

Day in and day out, we all journey along with myriad surprises along the way.

Some of these surprises are fun – some are excruciatingly frustrating – some are exuberantly off the charts MARVELOUS – some are sad – some are HAPPY . . . and None are expected.

HERE’S THE KICKER – All of the above could happen in the span of an hour.

Each of us has our own coping mechanisms ranging from fight to flight.

In my experience, neither flight nor flight prove to be constructive.

We know that we must engage and work through whatever it is . . . Denial doesn’t work because issues unaddressed fester and loom larger as time passes, and belligerence just – well – seldom ever leads to palatable resolution.

This is true for all of us all the time whether we’re in our personal or professional realms.

We must be mentally “Tough” and resilient.

What’s coming at us (and EVERYTHING is coming at us FAST these days) can turn on a dime in a split second.

We learn toughness through our ability to maintain perspective.

In the grand scheme of things, this issue is not much more than a blip – a flash in the pan . . . and these are the moments that create our stories in the future.


Pause for a moment it’s all good stuff – Reflect – Savor – Celebrate!

When the surprises are unpleasant, Pause – Reflect – Digest – BREATHE and resolve to continue forward.

I said more about this in today’s Drive Time Video

(I broadcast these every working day on Facebook LIVE between 7-8 AM)

Keep on doing that great work that you do every day!

I’m proud of ya!~



Residential Real Estate Principal Broker and Founder of Pareto Realty, LLC. Creating the quintessential real estate firm with emphasis on "Live, Work, & Play" balance . . . and a true Performance Oriented environment for Real Estate Professionals. Serving the Real estate needs of Home Buyers and Sellers in Middle Tennessee.

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Barry Owen

Principal Broker
Pareto Realty
Nashville, TN

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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

Great advice for everyone - flight and fight are truly not ideal options! Have a good day! 

Jan 23, 2018 06:37 AM #1
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Fight or flight are responses from old lizard brains. Let's hope we evolve from that mindset at some point as we mature. Lol.  Agree though, we are often programmed to react in either of those manners. Best to pause, think, and take a deep breath before responding. :) 

Jan 23, 2018 06:43 AM #2
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