Right now, there is a challenge going around called 75 hard. If you haven’t heard it, then look it up because there are some neat elements to it. I have seen a lot of people posting about trying it, but doing their own version. It angers me a little bit on the inside every time, because people are doing it for the wrong reasons. All of the people I have seen saying they are doing it, are doing it as a weight lose program. If you do some quick research, you will see the real point of it, is to make you mentally strong. You will most likely lose weight in the process, but it is a mental toughness program. Any ways, now let’s actually get into what mental toughness is.
Mental strength is the capacity at which a person is able to effectively deal with stressors, pressures, and challenges to the best of their ability. It can also be described as knowing when to use or not use your emotions. So let’s think about what is happening in the world right now. We have all seen the videos of people we call “Karen” and most of the time they are very reactive in these videos. We can see these people use their emotions to try and get what they want. Which in turn shows us that they are very mentally weak, because they are unable to handle stressors in the world.
I also like to think about being mentally tough is acting like an adult. I have had a recent encounter at work, where a worker was unable to take constructive criticism and freaked out at her superior. An adult, would have taken the criticism and told them they would work on improving their performance. Instead, they screamed and hollered, they have unfriended everyone on facebook, and posted their emotions on the internet. Kind of like how a child acts when they don’t get their way.
So how do we become more mentally tough? Well, we first need to look at the 4 C’s of mental toughness.
I like the idea of really going in deep on each one of these categories. So I am going to post one a week for the next 4 weeks. I’ll attach the links as I go along.
Keep going hard and improve yourself.
From your life Tutor