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Mental toughness is a word that gets thrown around a lot. And it’s a term that most people don’t truly understand. When it comes to mental toughness most people think it is specific to a person’s ability to push through some sort of physical challenge. Although it can be specific to that it is usually more applicable to a person’s cognitive ability to bounce back, handle adversity, overcome internal and external stressors and challenges. And it is certainly a skill. It requires knowledge and training to enhance it. Just like physical toughness requires physical training, mental toughness requires mental training.
In today’s society this skill set is certainly lacking among most individuals. We are living in a world where most adversity it taken away. And people are struggling as a result of it. The people that do have high levels mental toughness usually acquired it by either playing sports, going through traumatic or challenging events (and overcoming) or perhaps serving in the military. These are not the only ways to develop this essential skill. With proper training you can develop mental strength without doing any of the previously mentioned “trainings”.
The lack of mental toughness in our society can be very detrimental to a person’s development and opportunity for growth. The inability for people to push themselves, to step out of their comfort zones and to be paralyzed by fear leads them to live a life that doesn’t tap into their full potential. People quit easily, they make excuses, they blame others and point fingers. And this type of behavior is certainly a detriment to an individual and anyone that may work with, live with or play with them.
The lack of mental toughness creates a subpar or “just ok” mindset. This mindset limits your abilities, your growth and ultimately success in life and work. The good news is that is something you can improve with proper training and access to tools for developing and strengthening mental toughness.

The ideal scenario

A mentally tough person possesses the following attributes
Not afraid of failure: Mentally tough people do NOT fear failure. They know it is going to happen at certain times. Being able to not fear failure allows you to take chances, push yourself and try new things. Not only do mentally tough people not fear failure they also don’t care about other people’s opinions. Unfortunately, we are taught in schools that failure is the worst thing that can happen. Mentally tough people know that’s not how the real world works. Failure is part of the game and often times it’s the best thing a person can do. Because it means you are trying. If you fail and don’t learn from it it is a mistake. If you fail and do learn from it, it is a lesson. Mentally tough people fully comprehend this and know that some of life’s best lessons come from failures.
Can handle feedback and criticism: In the padded and PC world we live in today, especially with the ubiquity of social media, most people can’t handle criticism or feedback. Mentally tough people on the other know to things. Being able to give and receive feedback and criticism is essential for growth. The also know to not take advice from people who’s opinions they don’t value. The can separate the “noise” from the truth.
Knows how to respond and not react: Mentally tough people are masters at being able to respond and not react. Especially when it comes to difficult or stressful situations. People that are not mentally though live a very reactive life. They are like firefighters running around always putting out fires. Mentally tough people now how to manage their time and focus on the things that matter. The stay calm and collected at all times and have optimum energy and focus for the things that do matter.
Continually strives for improvement and growth: Mentally tough people are passionate about continue personal growth and development. They know that if you aren’t moving forward then you are moving backwards in life (and standing still is the same as moving backwards). Mentally tough people seek out new ways to learn and grow. They want to develop themselves maximally so they can dominate their industry and lives.
Continually strives for improvement and growth: Mentally tough people are passionate about continue personal growth and development. They know that if you aren’t moving forward then you are moving backwards in life (and standing still is the same as moving backwards). Mentally tough people seek out new ways to learn and grow. They want to develop themselves maximally so they can dominate their industry and lives.
Life is not a spectator sport. You have to not be afraid to get in the arena, get dirty, get humbled and keep on coming back for more!

Boost solves this by

Boost training helps develop mental toughness is a strategic and optimum way.
Assessing: – First you need to have a baseline. You can’t grow unless you know. By assessing currently levels of mental toughness you are able to see where you strengths and weaknesses are. Just like going to the gym. If you want to lose or gain weight you first have to step on the scale.
Educating: Speaking of you can’t grow if you don’t know. Boost training educates you on the how, what and why you may not know about how to develop mental toughness (secret is it isn’t your fault). Then we walk you through highly effective ways to train yourself to improve and strengthen your mental toughness. This is done through strategic mindfulness, emotional intelligence an cognitive fitness training.
Implementing: Training not Talking. That’s what it takes. Most of the “self-help” training out there all about talking….at Boost we have the credentials and the experience to actually train you on how to improve this. It’s about learning new techniques, tips and routines. In order to do that you need to have access to the tools. And that’s what Boost provides. It’s your mental toughness training toolbox.

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