Life just loves to throw us a curveball at the most unexpected moments. Knowing how to handle this is vital if you want to maintain your mental toughness. So just how do you handle things when the going starts to get really rough?
If you suddenly lose your job, your spouse gets sick or a good friend dies, people expect you to toughen up and keep going. This isn't as always easy as it sounds.
It will be much easier to handle if you have a good amount of mental toughness built in. How much determination and passion do you currently have? If you don't have much then give yourself a goal that you passionately want. This gives you something to work towards and to look forward to.
This is why it is important to have a goal to strive for.
A goal could be racing in an OCR event or triathlon, or it could be to run in a marathon. Set your goal and then do everything in your power to reach it. Of course, you don't want your goal to consume your life, but it should cause your levels of passion to rise.
For example, if you are training for a marathon you don't want to miss any training sessions. If a family member gets sick and requires your help just when you are ready to train. Go and help them but ensure that you make the time to fit in your training session. Don't be satisfied with letting the session slip by. It’s all about balance.
You always seem to be energetic and ready for anything. You don't let changes get you down, you just roll with the flow, so to speak. Plus, you have a positive outlook on life and it is hard for you to suddenly get depressed.
While this may sound fantastic, it is not out of reach for you. Yes, it does take time to reach this point. But, if you are prepared to work hard and to stay focused on your goals and passions you can achieve this trait.
Life is always going to get in the way to some extent. It is not the event that is important but how you handle it.
Being mentally tough is not that difficult to achieve. Your mind loves to be put to use and the more you stimulate your mind and thoughts the more your attitude changes. All of these changes combined can really help improve your mental toughness.
As you can see many of the above tips are helping you move from feeling like a negative person into a positive thinking one. By becoming more positive your attitude changes and this in turn increases your mental toughness.