Twenty Ways to Get Mentally Tough by Jon Gordon

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    In the spirit of his international bestseller The Energy Bus, Jon Gordon returns with another inspirational fable filled with invaluable lessons and insights on bringing out the best in yourself and your team.

    Training Camp follows the story of Martin Jones, an un-drafted rookie trying to make it to the bright lights and big money of the NFL. He’s spent his whole life proving to the critics that a small guy with a big heart can succeed against all odds. After spraining his ankle in the preseason, Martin thinks his dream is lost when he happens to meet a very special coach who shares eleven life-changing lessons that keep Martin’s dream alive-and might even make him the best of the best.

    Whether you play sports or the piano or work with numbers, a computer or a scalpel, these lessons apply to everyone who must climb the mountain before reaching its peak.

    Twenty Ways to Get Mentally Tough

    * When you face a setback, think of it as a defining moment that will lead to a future accomplishment.
    * When you encounter adversity, remember, the best don’t just face adversity; they embrace it, knowing it’s not a dead end but a detour to something greater and better.
    * When you face negative people, know that the key to life is to stay positive in the face of negativity, not in the absence of it. After all, everyone will have to overcome negativity to define themselves and create their success.
    * When you face the naysayers, remember the people who believed in you and spoke positive words to you.
    * When you face critics, remember to tune them out and focus only on being the best you can be.
    * When you wake up in the morning, take a morning walk of gratitude and prayer. It will create a fertile mind ready for success.
    * When you fear, trust. Let you faith be greater than your doubt
    * When you fail, find the lesson in it, and then recall a time when you have succeeded
    * When you head into battle, visualize success
    * When you are thinking about the past or worrying about the future, instead focus your energy on the present moment. The now is where your power is the greatest
    * When you want to complain, instead identify a solution
    * When your own self-doubt crowds your mind, weed it and replace it with positive thoughts and positive self-talk
    * When you feel distracted, focus on your breathing, observe your surroundings, clear your mind, and get into The Zone. The Zone is not a random even. It can be created
    * When you feel all is impossible, know that with God all things are possible
    * When you feel alone, think of all the people who have helped you along in the way and who love and support you now
    * When you feel lost, pray for guidance
    * When you are tired and drained, remember to never, never, never give up. Finish strong in every thing you do
    * When you feel like you can’t do it, know that you can do all things through Him who gives you strength
    * When you feel like your situation is beyond your control, pray for surrender. Focus on what you can control and let go of what you can’t
    * When you’re in a high-pressure situation and the game is on the line, and everyone is watching you, remember to smile, have fun, and enjoy it. Life is short, you only live once. You have nothing to lose. Seize the moment
     
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    When you want to achieve higher goals, do something out of your comfort zone.
     
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    Some great tips there, I particularly like the first two.

     
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    Thanks for this. A good read.
     
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    Indeed great points! many thanks.
     
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    I think these are very important. At the root it's often jealousy on their part that you're making a go of it when they haven't had the inclination or the guts to try. Negative people make me feel so drained, physically and mentally, when I'm in their company that I just don't put myself through that anymore. I wish I'd learned to do that 20 years ago!
     

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