Mental Toughness

The term “mental toughness” is a widely used one and although regularly used as a descriptor by athletes, coaches, and the media, it has until relatively recently been poorly understood. The major issue with mental toughness to date is that literally dozens of cognitive, emotional, and attitudinal factors have been linked to mental toughness.

With significant research occurring in the last 10 years, however, a consensus has started to emerge in relation to the key themes that underlie mental toughness. One of the most recent definitions is, perhaps, the best in capturing current thinking. Mental toughness is seen as a reservoir of personal resources that enable individuals to produce consistently high levels of performance or goal attainment despite everyday challenges and significant adversities.

Key factors involved in mental toughness are resilience, optimism, self-belief, self-desire, and understanding pathways to success.

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