mental toughness - paul j laroche

MENTAL TOUGHNESS AND PEAK PERFORMANCE

We have become so familiar with the phrase “peak performance”. We know that peak performance is not only attained by working hard physically but also by being mentally fit and tough. Mental toughness is the prerequisite to achieving peak performance. You have to be ready to face adversities head on and without being anxious.

Being mentally tough has nothing to do with your genetic makeup or biology. It is not hereditary and certainly has nothing to do with being nonchalant in the name of being tough. Being mentally tough is being able to perceive, face and overcome a challenge. Mental toughness is a skill that can and should be developed. It pertains to the strength of your mental game. Read more

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HOW TO DEVELOP CONFIDENCE FOR PEAK PERFORMANCE

Everyone talks a lot about being confident. Parents tell their kids, coaches tell their athletes ‘be confident…you can do it”. Confidence is more than a mantra. Confidence is a skill that can be developed. As a matter of fact, it is the most important skill anyone can have. It is what differentiates a high performing athlete from the average athlete. To be a high performing athlete – to be at the top of your came, you need confidence to

1. Handle pressure:
2. Stay motivated and focused on your goals
3. Stay consistent and relevant for a long time
4. Get rid of fear, anxiety, and nervousness
5. Endure necessary extensive training
6. Learn from mistakes and overcome defeat Read more