Everyday Mental Toughness – Part 4: Confidence

Everyday Mental Toughness – Part 4: Confidence

This is the fourth, and final, of four articles concentrating on how to develop each of the four Mental Toughness “sub-components” I work with the model developed by Professor Peter Clough and Doug Strycharczyk. In their model the four sub-components are: Control –...
Everyday Mental Toughness – Part 3: Challenge

Everyday Mental Toughness – Part 3: Challenge

This is the third of four articles concentrating on how to develop each of the four Mental Toughness “sub-components” I work with the model developed by Professor Peter Clough and Doug Strycharczyk. In their model the four sub-components are: Control – life control...
Everyday Mental Toughness – Part 2: Commitment

Everyday Mental Toughness – Part 2: Commitment

This is the second of four articles concentrating on how to develop each of the four Mental Toughness “sub-components” I work with model developed by Professor Peter Clough and Doug Strycharczyk. In their model the four sub-components are: Control – life control and...
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,...