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Dietary Setbacks and Binge Eating

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“How do you keep motivated and stick to a plan despite upsets?”– Pete It’s actually quite simple if you understand and do what I’m about to share. Really, really, really simple. You ready? Know in advance that you’re going to have upsets and plan for them accordingly. Here’s how most …

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Handling Loss of Loved Ones

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Death was a topic I was asked to cover in relation to mental toughness. Didn’t I say earlier that the questions really ran the full extent of possible topics? Let me start by saying that I am not an expert on death. I have my own experiences for what they’re …

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Climbing the Wrong Damn Mountain

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I wanted to share Ted’s comments in regards to the Darkside of mental toughness and stubbornness. Because this lesson is oh-so-important. As you’ll see it can take decades of your life… “This mentality kept me competing in Olympic style Tae Kwon Do way longer than I should of been (leading …

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The ONE Technique for Mental Toughness

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“Your mental toughness and resiliency is off the charts. Is there any one technique that you prefer above others?” Thank you! Before I list my favorite technique, I appreciate the ‘off the charts’ comment and want to discuss that a bit. I feel like I do have reasonably good mental …

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Toughness and Antifragility

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“Is there a practical way to be antifragile on a day to day basis- like actually getting better from experiencing adversity? I have been exploring this topic. It seems like looking for challenges puts you in a “I can handle everything” mindset. I know there is a “Antifragile” book but …

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Top 3 Mental Toughness Exercises

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“What would be your TOP 3 choices for exercises that literally affect mental toughness the most?”– Emil This is a tough question! I’m going to take a slightly different track and mention top three CATEGORIES of exercises as I think that may be more helpful. Endurance (Can Always Do One …

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Stubbornness vs. Mental Toughness

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In reply to the Dark Side of Mental Toughness, Rick sent this in…  “Well I don’t think being stubborn to the point of stupidity has anything to do with mental toughness, Insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting different results.” I disagree. Let me show you why… …

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Breaking Mental Weakness

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“what is one (or some) practice to break the habit of mental weakness? If I lean into the largest thing that scares me I usually get discouraged and fall back into old, weak habits.” A habit of mental weakness is what I would call a meta-habit. As in, it’s not …

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The Dark Side of Mental Toughness

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If some mental toughness is good, more must be better! Not true. In discussing mental toughness, it is key to understand that it has a shadow. And that shadow is that your mind can override things. It can override the signals that your body is sending you. It can override …

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Mental Toughness is Overrated

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Overrated. That’s not to say that it is not important, but some people place ALL importance on physical and mental toughness. In truth, this must be balanced with the other aspects. There is a time to be tough, and times not to be. In fact, there is a dark side …

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What’s Your Mental Toughness Threshold?

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Two similar questions to address on mental toughness today:  “From what I have been able to observe there seems to be a threshold when toughness breaks down depending on how severe and/or prolonged the situation being dealt with is. Some individuals seem to be able to sustain MENTAL TOUGHNESS for …

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Mental Toughness and Time

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There’s a huge component of mental toughness that I don’t see often talked about. That is time. Mental toughness is a slippery topic. So is time. Combining the two, well, let’s see how this comes out! I refer back to the example of physical training to start with. There is …

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Bypassing Mental Toughness

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Yesterday, we explored the concept of how you can utilize willpower to get to where you want to go, but that’s not the only pathway. I shared this example: • If I “hate working out” => it will take willpower to do it• If I “love working out” => no …