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Mental Toughness

Just in case you missed it, there is a new page on this blog with a list of mental toughness books that I recommend. They are primarily focused on racket sports, but I add to the list on an on-going basis.

I will also be creating a new list of sports psychology books that go more into the general aspects of elite peak performance in sport.

Mental toughness is not just for sports athletes – it translates to all aspects of life.

A few pointers before you embark on mental toughness training…

  1. You need to know the context you’re dealing with (the more specific, the better)
  2. You need self-awareness (or a coach to know you)
  3. You need to be willing to change and test if progress is being made
  4. You need to be honest with yourself because all the dialogue is internal (or have a coach who won’t let you off the hook)
  5. You need to have a plan (1 Percent Improvements)
  6. You need to be strong because it won’t happen immediately, but once it does – WATCH OUT!
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