Redefining Mental Toughness

Chances are if you’re an athlete, coach, or involved in the sports world in some shape or form you’ve probably heard the words: mental toughness.

The two words I love to hate.

When I’ve asked athletes what mental toughness is, I usually get common answers like these:

· Someone who doesn’t let what’s going on outside of sport affect them

· Pushing through the pain

· Forgetting about your problems and putting performance at the forefront

· Not letting something sad or upsetting ruin your performance