CONFIDENCE: The Second Trait of Mental Toughness

“Confidence is the feeling you sometimes have before you fully understand the situation.”On a scale of 1 to 10 where do you score your confidence? The hardest thing for many is understanding what confidence is and how it plays a vital role in developing mental toughness. Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines confidence as: “A feeling or consciousness […]

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MOTIVATION: The First Trait of Mental Toughness

“Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” – Carol Burnett Over the years, I have heard so many say, “Well what’s your motivation?” “What motivates you to do what you do?” “Aren’t you motivated?” “Where’s your motivation?” “You lack motivation.” We have all heard it time and again. Many of us […]

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“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” -Mark TwainRecently, I watched one of the Sunday news morning shows which reported on a story about an act of kindness which I think many of us would have never thought of doing. The story was about a Starbucks barista who […]

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External Things That Can Cause Anger

“Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.” -Benjamin Franklin It is all too common to blame external things such as work, stress, having to pay the bills, and so on, as causing anger in our lives. The truth is that it is not anything external that is triggering your anger; it is caused by internal […]

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Different Ways to Express Anger

Anger is just one letter short of danger.Everyone feels anger at some point in their lives. It is the way that they express it that can cause problems. If you feel that your level of anger has increased and it is starting to affect your closest relationships negatively, it’s time to consider anger management strategies […]

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Why Do I Feel Like A Human Doormat?

“Your job gives you authority.  Your behavior earns you respect.” – Irwin Federman Ever feel like a human doormat? Here’s an even more painful question: Are you inviting people to walk all over you?Most people would say, “Of course not! Don’t be ridiculous!” In fact, it might be exactly what you are doing without even realizing […]

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