A brief history of Mental Toughness

A brief history of Mental Toughness

I hear a lot of people say, “oh Mental Toughness, another fad”. If it is a fad, then it is probably a fad that has been around since the dawn of time; those cave men and women who survived the sabre tooth tiger and freezing winters were (without knowing) undoubtedly...
The importance of feeling Mentally Tough

The importance of feeling Mentally Tough

I remember some years ago watching Roger Federer lose the first two sets of a grand slam and then win the remaining three. The commentators were all talking about how he showed great Mental Toughness to achieve such an amazing comeback. Was it great Mental Toughness,...
Is high Mental Toughness a good thing?

Is high Mental Toughness a good thing?

Mental Toughness is defined as “A narrow, plastic personality trait which helps to explain how individuals respond to stress, pressure, opportunity and challenge, irrespective of circumstance” Peter Clough and Doug Strycharcyk The more we can stand up to stress,...
Eight ways to develop your Mental Toughness

Eight ways to develop your Mental Toughness

Life Control: Develop a strong inner compass; when your sense of direction is deeply internalized, you never have to worry about becoming lost. Stay true to your course and focus on what you can control. Emotional Control: Grow your capacity to stay objective and...
Attitude in action

Attitude in action

Mental Toughness is often described as a “can do” attitude; however, it is more than just an attitude it is also about “doing” Mental Toughness is not just about self-belief, it’s not just believing that you have the ability to deal with and face up to what happens to...
Eight characteristics of Mentally Tough people

Eight characteristics of Mentally Tough people

They know what they control & influence and do not waste energy where they have no impact They do not let the emotions of others dictate their actions They manage the manifestations of their emotions They set SMARTER goals; goals that are not only Specific,...