Mental Toughness is the attitude that gives us the confidence to take on challenges and stay in control of our commitments
Feeling confident and in control of the situation and not giving up until the challenge is achieved can easily be seen as being self-centred, arrogant, stubborn and reckless
Self-awareness and Mental Toughness go very much hand-in-hand
It is your self-awareness that helps you to ensure that:
Making decisions about your life is not seen as being egocentric
Staying calm is not mistaken for being cold
Setting clear objectives is not seen as being pernickety
Delivering on commitments is not confused with being stubborn
Taking risks doesn’t label you as being reckless
Learning from everything isn’t seen as being obsessive
Your interpersonal confidence is not seen as arrogance
Confidence in your abilities does not lead you to being seen as a know-it-all
When you are head down in your daily storm, doing your best to stay aligned and focused, it easy to lose sight of how others perceive your actions
Perception is in the eye of the beholder; get regular feedback to check that your “positive intentions” are being seen as such.
I help people to develop their interpersonal skills, usually within a leadership or teamwork context. If you are looking to develop your leadership, I might be able to help. I’ve been doing this for 35 years; roughly three and half thousand days of seminars, workshops, conferences, coaching, offsites, etc. – put back-to-back that makes almost ten “full” years.