20 Keys to Mental Toughness

The Best are Mentally Stronger!

The best are mentally stronger, they have mental toughness. Some have mental toughness before they start pursuing greatness, others have to become mentally stronger. But mental toughness isn’t just the ability to endure long hours of work and to be able to sustain absolute commitment, it is also the ability to have a positive attitude. To enjoy those long hours of work and stay positive through what can seem to be an overwhelming commitment.

It’s all about being able to tune out negative energy: distractions, haters and external factors. As well as turning off the negative stream of thoughts in your head. Focus on the positive, creative and productive thoughts. It can take time. Achieving greatness is a journey and achieving mental toughness; and becoming mentally stronger is a process. A training process. How do you become mentally tough? Follow the 20 steps, taken from the book, below:

  1. When you face a setback, think of it as a defining moment that will lead to a future of accomplishment.
  1. When you encounter adversity, remember, the best don’t just face adversity; they embrace it, knowing it’s not a dead end but a detour to something greater and better.
  2. When you face negative people, know that the key to life is to stay positive in the face of negativity, not in the absence of it. After all, everyone will have to overcome negativity to define themselves and create their success.
  3. When you face the naysayers, remember the people who believed in you and spoke positive words to you.
  4. When you face critics, remember to tune them out and focus only on being the best you can be.
  5. When you wake up in the morning, take a morning walk of gratitude and prayer. It will create a fertile mind ready for success.
  6. When you fear, trust. Let your faith be greater than your doubt.
  7. When you fail, find the lesson in it, and then recall a time when you have succeeded.
  8. When you head into battle, visualise success.
  9. When you are thinking about the past or worrying about the future, instead focus your energy on the present moment. The now is where your power is the greatest.
  10. When you want to complain, instead identify a solution.
  11. When your own self-doubt crowds your mind, weed it and replace it with positive thoughts and positive self-talk.
  1. When you feel distracted, focus on your breathing, observe your surroundings, clear your mind, and get into The Zone. The Zone is not a random event. It can be created.
  1. When you feel all is impossible, know that with God all things are possible.
  2. When you feel alone, think of all the people who have helped you along the way and who love and support you now.
  3. When you feel lost, pray for guidance.
  4. When you are tired and drained, remember to never, never, never give up. Finish strong in everything you do.
  5. When you feel like you can’t do it, know that you can do all things through Him who gives you strength.
  6. When you feel like your situation is beyond your control, pray and surrender. Focus on what you can control and let go of what you can’t.
  7. When you’re in a high-pressure situation and the game is on the line, and everyone is watching you, remember to smile, have fun, and enjoy it. Life is short; you only live once. You have nothing to lose. Seize the moment.

Have mental toughness, be positive and stay committed to your goals!

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Yours truly, Christian Rosenvold

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