Do You Have Mental Toughness? Take Our Free Test
Watch any sporting event on TV and you’ll hear it, “That athlete has mental toughness.” But what does that mean, and do you build it? Most announcers (and even former pros) have no clue where mental toughness comes from. They’re great at describing it though: staying calm after mistakes, perseverance, concentration, dealing with adversity, and performing well when it matters the most.
Although there appear to be some differences among sports, there is much more consistency across athletes, coaches, and sports. There appear to be four pillars of mental toughness: motivation, coping with pressure, concentration and confidence.