Mental Toughness Training
What is Mental Toughness?
"Having the natural or developed psychological edge that enables you to: generally, cope better than your opponents with the many demands (competition, training, lifestyle) that sport places on a performer; specifically, be more consistent and better than your opponents in remaining determined, focused, confident, and in control under pressure."
-Jones, Hanton, & Connaughton, 2002, p. 209, "What Is This Thing Called Mental Toughness? An Investigation of Elite Sport Performers" Journal of Applied Sport Psychology
Research and case studies from around the world show that Mental Toughness is a major factor in most of the important outcomes for individuals and organizations:
Performance – explaining up to 25% of the variation in performance in individuals.
Example of Topics for Discussion
How to talk to a coach
Self-love/ Body image
Overcoming your weaknesses
Building healthy habits
7 Habits of Mentally Tough People
Always act as if you are in total control.
Put aside things you have no ability to impact.
See the past as valuable training and nothing more.
Celebrate the success of others.
Never allow yourself to complain. (Or criticize.)
Focus only on impressing yourself.
Count your blessings.