Do You Have Mental Toughness?
What is it exactly?
Here’s the definition defined by Wikipedia. “Mental toughness is a measure of individual resilience and confidence that may predict success in sport, education, and the workplace.”
What does it mean to us? “To be able to stay calm, cool-headed and in control, no matter the ups and downs in life and business. And really no matter what’s going on in the world, in the economy or in politics.”
You can handle anything! It doesn’t matter if there’s an impending pandemic or epidemic, or maybe there’s a global crisis, a financial collapse, or a recession. No matter what… even horrific scenarios like those situations are, you are calm and cool-headed inside and you’re not seeking to only survive during those situations… you’re seeking to thrive, and you do thrive during those situations.
That’s mental toughness.
What Causes People to Not Have Mental Toughness?
What we like to call running parachutes. Runners like Olympians, track stars and other high performers in high school and college, when they’re training, they literally do resistance training with these running parachutes. There’s a harness that they strap into and as they’re running, there’s a parachute creating a drag or resistance behind them. And they’re doing this intentionally.
Why? So that when they’re no longer training and they’re taking off at the starting line, they will be more explosive off the line and they’ll have faster top speeds because the body thinks that the parachute is still there, but it’s no longer there. And all of a sudden, they have this newfound amount of energy and power.
Well, we have these inside and we didn’t choose for it to happen. Not consciously at least. And they’re there. These invisible running parachutes are mental and emotional barriers. Like, I’m not good enough. Fear. Fear is a big one. Especially during global crises when fear is big. People buy into the fear. Stop buying into the fear, into that frequency, which makes people act crazy and do crazy things. Stop buying into the fear.
There’s a lot of fear mongering out there. Fear porn. Stop buying into the fear. Seriously be in control of your thinking and take control of it.
Some other examples are, not being able to make decisions or having doubts or worries, not believing in yourself, anxiety, not loving yourself, not feeling good enough, and anger. All of these things are running parachutes. Literally they are the arch nemesis to mental toughness. They keep an individual from being mentally tough.
Discover Your Running Parachutes
First, you have to understand what they are. Second, then you’ve got to do something different about it. Third, then you’re going to be mentally tough.
There’s a powerful question you’ve heard us ask before and we’ll ask you again and again and again. When you’re focused on fear, anxiety, stress, rage and lack of belief in self, all you gotta do is ask yourself, “What do I want instead?” That will already start switching your mind towards what you want instead, which will cause you to be more mentally tough.
If you need help finding out what your running parachutes are contact us.
We’d love to give you a free 90-minute coaching session. Yes, a free 90-minute coaching session for real. Just for you, on what your running parachutes are and how you can get rid of them.