Developing Mental Toughness

Developing your mental toughness can help you be more emotionally resilient, push you to go further and harder, and build armor to persevere against the bullets that life/business fires your way. It’s not as easy to just be tougher, “you have to learn the skills and then practice, practice and practice.”


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Mental toughness is what separates the superstar from the merely good. It separates the athlete from the Olympic gold champion. The performing manager from the Extraordinary Leader. Someone without mental toughness can have all the natural talents or abilities and not make it as far as someone with mental toughness with an average ability.

Mental toughness is keeping strong in the face of adversity. It’s the ability to keep your focus and determination despite the difficulties and setbacks you encounter. Events in our life rarely go the way we’d like them to, but that doesn’t mean you have to let it throw you off your path. Mental toughness gives you the tenacity to learn from your mistakes, cope under pressure, build empowering beliefs and develop internal motivation strategies that drives top performance.

This resilience and fortitude also gives you the strength to keep emotions in check when something in your life seems overwhelming and you need to be strong. Essentially, mental toughness is the voice in the back of your head that tells you to keep going, you can do it, keep pushing, and keep trying, even when things get tough and you are tired.

How do we assess mental toughness?

There are a number of good tools to assess Mental Toughness, one of the psychometric tools that we are qualified to use in order to  measure Mental Toughness is MTQ48.  Professor Peter Clough developed a high quality psychometric measure “MTQ48” which enables users to assess mental toughness. It consists of four factors called ‘The 4 Cs’ each of which has subscales. These are: Control, Commitment, Challenge and Confidence.

How do we improve mental toughness?

By learning and applying many of the interventions stated below within the People-Centric interventions wheel.


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The great thing about mental toughness is that you are not born with it. You don’t have to learn it at a young age. Mental toughness comes simply from the decision to consistently apply the interventions within the wheel. You can start today and reach levels of your game, relationships, and success that you never thought possible. Outstanding Skills and Abilities will take someone only so far. Without mental toughness they will not reach their full potential.



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