The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong | Amy Morin | TEDxOcala

Everyone has the ability to build mental strength, but most people don't know how.
We spend a lot of time talking about physical strength and physical health, but much less time on mental strength and mental health.
We can choose to perform exercises that will help us learn to regulate our thoughts, manage our emotions, and behave productively despite our circumstances - the 3 basic factors of mental strength. No matter what your goals are, building mental strength is the key to reaching your greatest potential.
Amy Morin is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist. Since 2002, she has been counseling children, teens, and adults. She also works as an adjunct psychology instructor.

Amy’s expertise in mental strength has attracted international attention. Her bestselling book, 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, is being translated into more than 20 languages.

Amy’s advice has been featured by a number of media outlets, including: Time, Fast Company, Good Housekeeping, Business Insider, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Success, Glamour,, TheBlaze TV, and Fox News. She has also been a guest on dozens of radio shows.

She is a regular contributor to Forbes, Inc., and Psychology Today. She serves as’s Parenting Teens Expert and Discipline Expert.

As a frequent keynote speaker, Amy loves to share the latest research on resilience and the best strategies for overcoming adversity and building mental muscle.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at


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    Charles Darwin Dajes7 jam yang lalu

    Wow! I need to rewatched it every single day to remind myself that I can change my world. This helps me improve myself more. Thank you Ted.

    ABUBAKAR ABDINOR15 jam yang lalu

    Some one told me who is you're role model. I said me in 5years. you don't have to compare yourself with any one. or model any one. Be yourself. Dont copy other or follow them. just learn from them

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    damn this hits hard.. thank you for this

  • Sanchari Chatterjee
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    OK I am bawling my eyes out here just listening to her story. :( Amy I salute you. I wish I could be half as strong as you are ♥️

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    I have so much respect for that woman.

  • Diana Hernandez
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    Greetings from Colombia , thank u for sharing your experience , I don't know if I could through this situations .

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    2:47 unhealty belifs about others, ce spun eu ca nu exista trebuie. Mereu ai de ales, ofc cu consecintele aferente + a nu ceda puterea ta altui om.

  • saul namango
    saul namango2 hari yang lalu

    Indeed, "you decide your habits and your habits decide your future" Amy Morin illustrates this phenomenon in an easily understandable way. She provides a clear to follow prescription for disappointments that come with life, in line with what Napoleon Hill would put as follows: "Every adversity, every failure, every heartache, carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit" Thank you very much Amy; I am your fan from today.

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    @Take Courage Coaching yes I do, but I do not possess your sort of high expertise

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    It is so true. That is why Take Courage Coaching spends so much time helping people decide what habits they want to create to make their visions come true! Do you enjoy doing that?

  • Carolyn Cervantes
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    Thank you!

  • Kelly Fuette
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    Thank you for this great video of truth and for helping people think in better more constructive ways to change their lives. I pray for you continue success and growth!

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    3 destructive beliefs for mental health: 2:03 unhealthy beliefs about ourselves 2:46 unhealthy beliefs about others 3:33 unhealthy beliefs about the world counter those unhealthy beliefs with healthier ones: 10:11 go through uncomfortable emotions and move on 10:53 stop comparing yourself to others 11:24 accept that the world isn't fair and believe you can change it

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    Thank you for this video. I’m heart broken after my beloved grandmother passed away a couple of month ago. The borders were closed, so I didn’t have a chance to say goodbye and attend funerals. I now believe there’s a way to deal with it ♥️

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    Ted talks my soul healer . Thanks for being there

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    I wonder how many lives this video would have saved. This gives me hope. Best wishes for this person !

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    Wow this is so true ..

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    Social media is toxic and makes you feel depressed especially in these pandemic times.People really need to realize this cuz this is gonna cost all of us a lot!

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    No one on this Earth will love you more than you love yourself. Be intentional.

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    I always doubts about myself.

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  • Ogunledun Adesola
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    How do you deal with resenting people that treat ur loved ones poorly???! I think that's my bad habit

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    8 hari yang lalu

    Good question, I myself can forgive people for things they do to me but not some of the offenses committed against my loved ones.

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  • S K
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    Thankuu so much😇🙏God bless u darling

  • Olha Shevchenko
    Olha Shevchenko10 hari yang lalu

    Such a strong speech, I'm really impressed. Thanks a lot for being sincere with us!

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    I learn that being myself helps alot in living my life.

    ANOJ FERNANDO11 hari yang lalu

    Not impressive speach...her personal rollout as most do

  • David Urrutia
    David Urrutia11 hari yang lalu

    Thank you.

  • Jesus Gonzalez
    Jesus Gonzalez12 hari yang lalu

    The biggest secret to becoming mentally strong is not to let social media do the thinking for us. In the beginning of her speech she mentjon she has a Facebook friend imagine how much stronger she would be if she learned to skip over or ignore. Social Media. I wonder of her entire speech is based on FACEBOOK why?? Being mentally strong has nothing to do with social media or the digital age.

  • Deepika G
    Deepika G12 hari yang lalu

    It's actually fab but it would be awesome if it has subtitles so that we can learn English speaking with proper understanding Thank u

  • Pam Hernandez
    Pam Hernandez12 hari yang lalu

    Her book is great too!

  • The Happy Foodie Traveller
    The Happy Foodie Traveller12 hari yang lalu

    This video made me appreciate all that I have and also made me realize how POWERFUL mental strength is. Thank you for sharing your story. ❤

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    very inspiring!!!

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    Yei Yeiss14 hari yang lalu

    Did you have the list of the habits mentaly strong people dont do?

  • Meghann Jones
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    Beautiful! You’re truly an inspiration ❤️

    RN NADS14 hari yang lalu

    ""The ONLY PERSON you should compare yourself to, is the person that you were YESTERDAY"".

  • Mark Humphreys
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    Thank you this has helped me a lot with everything going on in my life.

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    and still she is not alive

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    I pray Holy God bless you and anyone here watching find Christ 🙏

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    Your voice is depressing....

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    "the best way out is always through "

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    3:04 - Every time my wife or a friend says "I HAVE to ....." - I always say "You don't HAVE to do ANYTHING..." E.g. My wife will sometimes say "We HAVE to go to this 'event' because we were invited!" - I'd ask if she really wants to go, or if we had a 'choice' would we go? ...of course sometimes it's for a friend and you don't want to hurt their feelings, but even then you don't HAVE to still have a choice and alternative options to handle that. An extreme example would be "You don't HAVE to pay taxes" - but of course we all know that life will likely get very difficult if you don't...but it's still a choice...albeit not much of a choice lol

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    Huge respect for this speaker!!! Thank you so so much❤️

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    Pradnya Pawar18 hari yang lalu

    Sooo inspiring it is....

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    “I’ve got this incredible jump start on success” we all thought that at least once in our life

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    The biggest secret to becoming mentally strong is not to let social media do the thinking for us. In the beginning of her speech she mentjon she has a Facebook friend imagine how much stronger she would be if she learned to skip over or ignore. Social Media. I wonder of her entire speech is based on FACEBOOK why?? Being mentally strong has nothing to do with social media or the digital age.

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    the sound is harebell....

  • Samuel Eyong
    Samuel Eyong18 hari yang lalu

    like seriously i totally agree... thanks TED... these are like free therapy session

  • Mohd Arsalan
    Mohd Arsalan19 hari yang lalu

    The only person you should compare to is the only person you were yesterday.🔥

  • K Member
    K Member19 hari yang lalu

    Thank you so much for sharing your life lessons ❤️

  • K Member
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    Bravo 👏🏻

  • FlowZYM
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    Great insights. Thank you!

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    Our conciousness is actualy God and everyone has 1 conciousness or you can say a person inside them aslo called "gut felling", humans are nutral and our counciousness (the person inside every single living thing )bring two option to the human one provide negative ideas or thoughts and second one is positive ideas or thoughts and its whatever he or she accepts even our thougths living thing every thing in our world is living thing i love every single living thing because every living life has 1 conciouness inside them who knows everything about them and that conciousness is God who even with blind and or Def saying to me true or wrong talked skip waq:)

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    Watched this 3 years ago and it ages like fine wine and always a good reminder to when I wasn't able to handle things because of my view of myself and others. PREACH GIRL! and SHOW THIS IN SCHOOLS !

  • Me
    Me21 hari yang lalu

    I have anxiety for my whole life. When I count my blessings my fear comes and screws it all up. I have so many beautiful people and animals around me. Losing them would make me insane. Last year I lost 3 pets. It scared me. I'm so scared all the time to lose my loved ones. Self love I have never had. When I hear people like her talk I think you are right in every way. But why then... when I see and realise it doesn't it change. Thank you for trying to help people with your ted talk. Wish you and all the people watching this video all the best ❤️

  • AmeeRah
    AmeeRah21 hari yang lalu

    The fact that she's a therapist inspires me! I think therapists listen to a lot of negative thoughts to help people. They must be strong Ps : This is also my fav TED talk in the current time

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    Bernardo Mouta Amar22 hari yang lalu

    i felt it when she talked about "your mother in law" lol

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    Love you for articulating this . grateful. your awesome!!

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    "Cosmic rewards", yes, this is so powerful.

  • Best Buy
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    Thank you

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    Can anyone explain clearly , What is exactly meant by bad mental habits ?

    GILBERT T23 hari yang lalu

    I grew up fatherless and my mum is not close to me,so I have lived with different relatives who support me in my education but things are tough when you don't grow up with your own parents,you can never express yourself, you end up becoming a pretender cause any mistake you make,you become the worst kid. People you live with can never understand you,they don't know the racing thoughts and emotionals you be having on your brain. But after watching this video,I have learnt something (don't compare your self with anybody on this planet) and you have to develop good mental habits

  • AmeeRah


    21 hari yang lalu

    100 percent! Stay strong💪

  • Montesa
    Montesa23 hari yang lalu

    This talk is based on the belief we are in control of ourselves! Most people are not that fortunate! Try doing these things if you suffer from Major Depression!

  • Amy Taylor
    Amy Taylor23 hari yang lalu

    Wow what a story

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  • strshooter
    strshooter24 hari yang lalu

    Excellent, thank you for this talk. 😎

  • Sashana Williams
    Sashana Williams24 hari yang lalu

    This speaker depressed me. So sorry I watched.

  • Stiven Julian
    Stiven Julian24 hari yang lalu

    So inspiring, Thank you!

  • Disha Kundu
    Disha Kundu24 hari yang lalu

    wao this was incedible at times we all forget what we are,other than what the world wants. thanks helped me a lot

  • darrell white
    darrell white24 hari yang lalu

    Amen! "He believed he could change his world"

  • Bruno Müller
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    I pray whoever reads this should become successful. keep fighting for success. the rich stay rich by spending like the poor and investing why the poor stay poor and be spending like the rich yet not investing. Roar! Invest earn and be successful.

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    0:56 1:35

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  • Susan Aroche
    Susan Aroche25 hari yang lalu

    you are so special so stong and brave may you continue to be blessed in your life

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  • Nejc Petan
    Nejc Petan26 hari yang lalu

    loved it! also made me think if I need a therapist to guide me like that haha :D

  • Tarik Hendrix
    Tarik Hendrix26 hari yang lalu

    I hope this stays in my subconscious

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  • Nadi Et
    Nadi Et26 hari yang lalu

    Why does her voice sound depressed?

  • 線衛芬
    線衛芬26 hari yang lalu

    The best one content to me since I start watching TED, so healing and a very good story telling. Thank you.

  • Aytac Semedzade
    Aytac Semedzade26 hari yang lalu

    The most valuable speech ever 😍

  • Ana Galić
    Ana Galić26 hari yang lalu

    Thank you, so motivational.

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    Bianca Randisi26 hari yang lalu

    Cuando te aparecen estos videos por la Lic!

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    Mujer Bonita26 hari yang lalu

    I think she wrote a book about it, to help others.

  • Lena Woods
    Lena Woods27 hari yang lalu

    My heart ♥️ goes out to her. This brought all type of emotions

  • Aydanaa
    Aydanaa27 hari yang lalu

    Thank you so much♡

  • Stasi Ganchev
    Stasi Ganchev27 hari yang lalu

    Be delusional, never think it's your fault.

  • vanilla caramel
    vanilla caramel27 hari yang lalu

    I lost my father 11 years ago and I lost my second eldest brother 2 years ago. Major depression and complicated grief that I've been thru made me believe there's a thing I can't control outside, but I still do have power to control inside.

  • Montesa


    23 hari yang lalu

    Not True at All! If you had Major Recurrent Depressive Disorder you would know the illness controls you, not the other way around. That's why so many people kill themselves