Dissecting Mental Toughness Part III

Building on upon the first three posts in the mental toughnesses series (link below), we are laying the framework to increased mental toughness. Being mentally tough makes life easier. Those we are mentally fit are thought to be more social and outgoing, experience greater life satisfaction, be more resilient to when facing failure and defeat, and perform better under the stress of everyday life.

4. Bouncing back from performance set-backs as a result of increased determination
to succeed

  • How do you respond to failures and setbacks in your training? Do you allow these outcomes to negatively affect your training and performance in the future? Or do you use these ask motivation to improve?
  • One major difference between average and elite athletes is how they respond to setbacks. Use setbacks as motivation. Learn from these situations. Remember the feelings associated with them while training to push through to the next level.

5. Thriving on the pressure of competition

  • As an athlete, competition is the holy grail of performance. Don’t allow the hype to control your mindset. Slow down during the competition to avoid silly performance mistakes. Instead of focusing on the outcome, focus on the perfect the small movements again and again.
  • Remember, competition is why you train in the first place. Accept the pressure and use it to springboard yourself above the field. Do the basics exceptionally well during the competition to avoid giving away seconds or points to your competitors.
  • Understand, everything you do in training is to prepare you for competition.


Start here: https://calebburzan.com/2018/09/12/a-12-pack-of-mental-toughness/

Post I: https://calebburzan.com/2018/09/15/dissecting-mental-toughnes/

Post II: https://calebburzan.com/2018/09/16/dissecting-mental-toughness-part-ii


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