Sunday, February 5, 2012

Mental Toughness

Mental toughness isn't something we do ... it's what we think, how we live, and choose to never settle for less. It's not something we do on the playing field, it's the committed decisions we make outside the athletic arena.

If we commit to the awareness of our self-talk, fear levels, and thinking every minute of the day, we'll automatically bring this mindset to our sport. Mental toughness isn't about being "tough" during competition, as most believe. It's about knowing you WILL succeed, no matter the situation or statistic that explains how difficult it is. If you know there's nothing that can stop you, you'll forever be present and excited during those defining moments.

Mental toughness is about uncovering and realizing. You're already good enough, mentally ... you may just need help clearing the fog that isn't allowing you to see that truth. Instead of becoming mentally tough, focus on living it!


Rettakat said...

You know...I've actually googled "mental toughness" , trying to find out just what it really is, and how to "get it".

So I appreciate this post very much! You've distilled it down to it's essence, and how that plays out in our life.
Thank you!

Dayne Gingrich said...

You're welcome, Loretta. And I am doing that video for you!