Mental toughness is a choice. First you must choose to control your mind and turn it toward success, and then the skills for mental toughness can be honed. Stress kills mental toughness, so it must be understood, harnessed, and directed into a positive force. Breathing and concentration are the best-kept secrets for establishing the conditions for mental toughness. A simple drill I use and call Box Breathing utilizes both and will change your life if you use it daily (more on Box Breathing later). Most of what we consider mental toughness is actually emotional resiliency. Learn to be emotionally resilient, and you will be mentally tough.
You will be able to create exactly what you desire and avoid what you need to. You are writing the script of your own masterpiece…your life.
Note that your entire life is made up of thousands of very small choices made every day. We tend to focus on the few big choices when we look forward or reflect on our life experience. However, isn’t it true that the big choices, the life-altering ones, are available only as a result of the sum total of all the small choices you made up to that point?
Stress and success are defined by choice, and it is the small choices, not the big ones, that make the difference between good and excellent.
Unbeatable Mind: Forge Resiliency and Mental Toughness to Succeed at an Elite Level
“We all are learning, modifying, or destroying ideas all the time. Rapid destruction of your ideas when the time is right is one of the most valuable qualities you can acquire. You must force yourself to consider arguments on the other side.
— Charles T. Munger”
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