M.E.N.T.A.L – T.O.U.G.H.N.E.S.S “The Secret Ingredient of an Athlete’s Success”

M.E.N.T.A.L – T.O.U.G.H.N.E.S.S
“The Secret Ingredient of an Athlete’s Success”

In sports the difference between good and great is a very fine line. Many athletes spend time on their bodies,their skills and their techniques;however many forget to take the time to develop the mental muscle. Why you might ask, the answer is simple because they cannot see it or touch it and it is very difficult to attain mental toughness. But, the greatest athletes from Jackie Robinson, to Misty May-Traynor, or even Tom Brady always took the time to be the best and yes, that included being mentally tough. All great athletes want an edge and that edge is 100% mastering the mental game.

They master a common trait, M.E.N.T.A.L -T.O.U.G.H.N.E.S.S. and it provides confidence,belief and a sense of calmness that they will be victorious under the most difficult situations. The athletes’ mind is the most vital tool because it establishes the foundation of success on and off the field of life. Let’s take a closer look at the strategy of building M.E.N.T.A.L. -T.O.U.G.H.N.E.S.S.

“I’m invicible and nobody can beat me”—Kevin Gastelum

The M stands for: having the mindset of a champion —the foundation of life
The E stands for: creating your edge over competition
The N stands for: never giving up
The T stands for: trusting what you learn form your coach,parents,teachers and training
The A stands for: having a positive & fearless attitude
The L stands for: being loyal to your purpose

The T stands for: time to adjust and reflect
The O stands for: organizing priorities—what is important
The U stands for: understanding the situation
The G stands for: setting goals for guidance to build greatness
The H stands for: remaining humble in your victory and pursuit of excellence
The N stands for: staying in the “ now” because this is the best moment to grow
The E stands for: engaging and embracing the experience
The S stands for: showing self-control and managing emotions
The S stands for: strength—the athlete’s ultimate reward

Now every athlete has a clear understanding of the meaning of M.E.N.T.A.L -T.O.U.G.H.N.E.S.S. But,here are a few questions that each and every athlete must ask himself-“Am I willing to do the hardwork? Am I willing to persevere through challenges
and most importantly, Am I willing to build a champion mindset?” When that athlete answers these questions with a resounding YES,that athlete receives the true essence of being great!!!!


“Keep Living Like A Champion”,

Coach Reggie Ward

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