We are on the final C for mental toughness. I have to say, I have learned some interesting things along the way. I love being able to break down the mental strategies and trying to figure out small things I can do myself to become a better me. Taking it piece by piece has allowed me to think of different ways and aspects that I can improve on to become more mentally tough.

The definition of confidence is “a feeling of self-assurance arising from one’s appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities.”

If you are high on the confidence scale, then you believe you can complete more tasks then those with lower confidence, even if both sides are equally as capable. If there is setbacks, then the high confidence person is able to overcome those and continue on with the task. The lower confidence person will struggle to get past the setbacks and most likely feel like a failure.

The main difference in these two types of people, is having a positive view versus a negative view on the outcomes. Making mistake and failing is apart of life and apart of growing, if you can’t accept that then you will not change or improve. As soon as you start becoming more positive, life becomes better and more enjoyable. Little things stop bothering you and it is easier to manage them as they come along. Plus, if you look calm during stressful times, people will look at you as if you do have confidence and will be impressed.

It all takes just a little switch in your attitude and mental toughness becomes possible. Breaking it down into the smaller pieces makes it easier to understand our actions and how to make more subtle changes over time. Becoming mentally tough does not happen over night, it takes time and practice consistently in order to achieve it. It took me well over a year to finally be more positive without having to remind myself of it. Now, I don’t have to think about it or remind myself to be more positive. I get to enjoy life and life has become so much easier now that I don’t worry or stress about the small things that do not matter. So keep pushing yourself and improve yourself and your life.

From Your Life Tutor


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