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 to mental toughness that I will dive into tomorrow, that most people don’t recognize at all.
It is over-rated because some people get the poisonous idea in their minds that if they’re not getting results they’re not trying hard enough.
Sure, that is the case in some instances.
But more often than not, if you’re not getting results it might just be because you’re doing the wrong things!
Let me ask you a question, all else being equal, would you rather be amazingly strong and fit with it being easy, or would you rather it was really hard?
Would you rather be amazingly rich with back-breaking work for 12 hours a day seven days a week, or just four hours per day five days a week?
Once again, overrated means just that.
This doesn’t mean that you don’t have to put in any work. That you don’t need to try at all.
There is room for a middle ground. For nuance. (I know that in today’s polarized world that all nuance is seemingly lost!)
For the golden mean.
What if you can find a plan of action that is proven successful that you can then apply whatever amount of willpower you already possess?
Doesn’t that sound like a better route?
Over the past couple weeks, I’ve mentioned some ways to bypass mental toughness and some ways to build mental toughness.
Why not do both?
If there indeed is a good time and place to use mental toughness, then let’s build it specifically for and utilize it in those times and places.
And if we realize that mental toughness is a faulty and tricky thing to work with, let’s also seek to not need it, finding easier and more pleasurable routes to our goals as much as possible.
For the largest part, all the mental training I recommend is about the latter. Life is hard enough, so let’s make things easier instead!
After all, I would rather lift a superhuman weight and for it to be easy for me to do, then hard.
What about you?
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