Mental Toughness and Will

“To become a champion, fight one more round.”

Mental toughness is many things and difficult to explain. It’s qualities are sacrifice and self-denial. Also, it is combined with a perfectly disciplined will that refuses to give in. It is a ‘state of mind’ ┬áthat you could call, “Character in Action.” –Vince Lombardi

Mental toughness allows players to tap into emotional and mental resources that keep play at its prime often and consistently.

Will is the combination of patience, persistence, perseverance, and resilience.

6 Toughness Qualities

  1. Combat negative thought
  2. See yourself succeeding
  3. See stress as a challenge, not a threat
  4. Use humor to break up tension
  5. Learn and move on from mistakes
  6. “Just for today” spirit- Right Here, Right Now

“Toughness is the ability to perform toward the upper range of your talent and skill regardless of the competitive circumstances!” — Jim Loehr