You need it to display your ideas, make a mark, relate to someone you live with or work with, recover from a slump, or deal with emotional or physical pain. In short, you need it to live.
mental strength, however, is not just the acquisition of education; it is the strength of cognition. It can neither be presumed nor guaranteed.
Thus, you need to reinforce and regenerate it constantly by how you have learned to measure yourself – your value system.
As a child, you get reinforcements from parents and guardians. Later you must get them from yourself using value systems, that define your individuality and personality.
And your Value System can easily be bruised, crushed, or deflated by an unkind word, a failed effort, a rejection, criticism, or loss, taking your self-respect and thus your mental strength with it.
So if your Self-Worth has taken a beating, and you lose your mental strength, you may feel drawn to some unhealthy acts, reacting rather than showing cognition and control…
you may have become dependent on alcohol, prescribed or designer drugs, or other activities that helps you escape the turmoil or soothe the pain
you may have pushed yourself to exhaustion trying to fix everything, please others, fit in, display credibility, or show accountability
you may have resorted too often to irritability, anger, manipulative, jealous,or hostile behavior trying to stfle the situation or reveal your frustration
you may have given-in to self-doubt, anxiety, obstinacy, apathy, or despair when the chaos and complexity becomes too much or too different
Then, you will need to rebuild, reinforce, and immunize your mental strength.
Mental Strength is not a physical or biochemical condition you can treat. Those who try this know only too well that all they get is a dissociation. The weakness or emptness still exists but the chemical serves to separate your awareness from it.
Support or encouragement from others does not go deeply enough to sustain itself, and that is not your preference.
You can only do it from within, and you need to be consistent and effective doing that even in times of strain and turmoil.
Because no matter what you do, no matter who you are, things will happen – the spoken or written word, the failed attempt, the loss of a loved one or their affection, your own health, or a myriad of other factors that can easily attack and destroy the value systems you hold dear, destroying or damaging your self-image and mental strength with it.
Mental strength is not the absence or treatment of mental illness. Thus, you do not have to be mentally ill in order to seek to secure it. You also must not see yourself, or fear you are seen, as mentally ill if you seek to secure mental strength.
If, however, you have already established a self-destructive or contrary behavior, it is not because you are bad, foolish, weak, or ill. It is because your mental strength is overshadowed by your less effective but more immediately reachable physiological strengths. This is usually because your upbringing or life experience made this your preferred goal. Therefore, we want to guide you to rebuild yourself by securing a mental strength that is powerful, purposeful and self-generated.
Our real thrust is to show you how to refocus on the pursuit of mental strength as your primary intent, immunizing it to the forces from life while using these forces to make it stronger. With this, you will reduce your reliance on physiological strengths to that of expressing you rather than saving, defending, or being you.
We’ve shown so many
how to get their lives back!
“ I learned a lot and gained a new sense of identity. Today I uphold continuous learning and growth as a soul to self –discovery. Despite the fact that I am still dealing with legal issues I keep myself intact and deal with these challenges in strong way. Thanks to Prometheum Institute for the guidance in my journey.”
“I got the wakeup call that I needed to get me to change the focus and priorities in my life. The program helped me develop a deeper interest in certain activities. I read several books during the program which helped the types of qualities needed to lead a balanced and meaningful life.”
“I have learned that life is not perfect and we all make mistakes. Now I know that I can use my mistakes as lessons in life, learned from them and move forward. I accept that life is a chaos, and the only thing I can change is my view on life and I choose how I manage myself."
” I wanted to be a good man, I just did not know how. In this program I realized that I never had a chance to grow up and become a mature person. I needed to take responsibility for my life, expand myself and go through some life challenges that I always avoided. Thanks for the guidance and the feedback. Your firm and gentle encouragement made a difference in my life. “
“ I did not see life before the way I see now because I did not understand lots of things about me. The most beneficial change is that I now have a methodology for gaining perspective and assessing and addressing situations. This enables a more objective respond to events.”
"At Prometheum Institute, I learned to see my life and the purpose of life differently. Now I am facing life challenges in a positive way. They never offered a solution to my problem, but instead, helped me develop the tools/skills to recognize and work though it “
”I used drugs that led me to violence, depression and finally crimes and, of course, criminal charges. Referred by my lawyer, Prometheum Institute taught me that in my comfortable life, sheltered from the real world, I was trapped in adolescence. They woke me to my responsibility to grow up and deal with the chaos that is our world. I am 23 now and living life for the first time, no drugs, no depression, no violence. I like it!"
“I was a young professional in my 20’s, depressed and living an unhealthy lifestyle, partying and using marijuana on a daily basis. I was very reluctant to pursue help. However, with the help of Prometheum Institute, and I truly changed my life. Through their innovative techniques I learned to empower myself to explore and extend my life. Thank you.”
”Thank you for waking me up to living, instead of hiding and wasting time in the basement. I have learned and I am continuing to learn the art of being proactive and not reactive in every possible situation I have to deal with, whether it is good or bad. I now have and I will continue to develop stronger self-esteem, and greater mind and a healthier soul. Now I know that it is up to me to become a mature person. I have the tools, and want to use them. “
”I was in high school and I felt totally insecure about what people think of me…..I had my sunglasses on all the time. I started hating myself for who I am and how I feel inside. At Prometheum Institute I learned to see myself realistically, understand the frustration and anger in me. I learned to see life as a journey and challenges as invitations to grow me, not to blame self or others for their presence.”
First, understand the systems
that influence and assist you.
How you feel, how well you do are manifestations of how strong you feel inside. Your value systems, support systems. and coping systems allow you to gauge your worth. If these come from outside or are based on things outside of you, they are vulnerable to any assault.
It is not you but the vulnerability of your value systems that can allow your self-worth to be questionable and place you into the defensive positions that can be so self-destructive.