Identify and harness your natural, innate strengths: All of us are born with unique capabilities and skills. Some people run fast, others can maintain perfect balance, and some can lift significant weight. Focusing on these specific skills helps grow them and builds extra strength. When it comes to one’s mental fitness, there has been significant work done in the past decade on identifying natural strengths. The two most established ways to identify and measure strengths are the Values In Action (VIA) questionnaire, developed by Chris Peterson and Martin Seligman, and Gallup’s Strengths Finder. Once you identify your natural strengths, you can start utilizing them when the road gets rough.