How to Train Mental Toughness
Over the years I have shared many strategies and tactics for developing mental toughness. Occasionally I come across a podcast or a book that delivers all of the best strategies and tactics and that is the case with the Whoop podcast I'm sharing with you today.
The guest, Rich Diviney, is a Navy SEAL who developed a program to help Navy SEALS, and the rest of us truly understand who we are at our core and how to develop attributes that help us be more adaptable, resilient, courageous, and prepare ourselves for optimal performance.
I especially love this idea from the podcast:
The Human Engine and Attributes. “We’re all like automobiles. Some of us are Jeeps, some of us are Ferraris, some of us are SUVs. No judgment. The Jeep can do things the Ferrari can’t do and the Ferrari can do things the Jeep can’t do. The question is, ‘Hey, can you look under the hood and figure out what automobile you are?’ If you’re a Jeep trying to run on a Ferrari track, it’s probably not going very well, or if you’re a Ferrari trying to run on a Jeep track. The attributes are the first indication of your own human engine, and then you can start making choices because you can develop attributes, it just takes a little bit more difficulty.”
He has a book, The Attributes, that explores the emotional and psychological attributes that are innate in all of us and how we can capitalize on these attributes to make us happier, stronger, and better able to adapt to uncertainty.
After you listen to the podcast you might be inspired to take his online attributes assessment. I did and I will use my GRIT score to help me focus on developing attributes that will help me handle the uncertainty of life. You can access the assessment here.
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