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  1. Jul 2020
    1. M: This article focuses on what parents can do to be better "sports parents"

      O: I thought this was a really great article, if you look at the 6 things that are "wrong", it points to some of the concepts that keep coming up again and again as I look through comments/posts about mental toughness.

      • be accountable/responsible
      • focus on putting in the work, that's the important part
      • don't blame others.
      • there is a time and a place appropriate for all conversations.

      Q: "Losing hurts and it should hurt. The pain eventually subsides, but if we remove the failure, setbacks, and allowing them ownership of their mistakes than we actually cheapen the joy of winning. How can we truly appreciate winning and improvement if we have never lost?"

    1. M: mm

      O: definition

      Q: "steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement."

    1. M: Definition for grit

      O: Considering definitions of synonyms.

      Q: "firmness of character; indomitable spirit; pluck:"

    1. M: Synonyms for toughness: grit, resolve, perserverance, persistence.

      O: Understanding what synyonyms might be used is useful for getting a firm grounding on the language around the topic.

      Q: in this case the quotes are the other words.

    1. TEDxVictoria - Dr. Sean Richardson - Mental Toughness: Think Differently about your World

      "Growth mindset" vs "Fixed mindset" is important to consider as I dig deeper into the subject of mental toughness. This video talks about various attributes that are important for mental toughness.

      • work with your feelings not against them
      • keep your eye on the big picture
      • Fail going 100%!
  2. Jun 2020
    1. Mental toughness It is NOT about enduring physical pain. It’s about controlling your attention in the present moment. True mental toughness is the ability to get razor sharp focus on What’s Important Now (W.I.N.) regardless of distractions, emotions, or circumstances

      I really like this quote, so often we are in the groove and moving forward and then our mind wanders and everything falls apart, we start to question ourselves and our belief in ourselves suffers

    2. Man nothing will test your mental toughness like having to take a shower when your hot water is broke.

      I've become fascinated with what mental toughness means to different people. I know this reference is a bit of joke, even so it is another perspective on mental toughness