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The Greatest Obstacle to Mental Toughness

Let’s start with a very important question: Are you a pessimist or an optimist? On a daily basis do you find yourself worrying and talking about potential problems, or do you find yourself naturally thinking about all of your blessings and the good in the world?

Most pessimists don’t like to admit to being pessimistic. The most common argument I hear from pessimists is, “I am not a pessimist. I just like to be prepared for what could go wrong.” If that argument sounds familiar, you’re probably a pessimist. Optimists tend to believe that “in the end, everything will work out.”

By nature each of us has pessimistic and optimistic qualities. I would no more want you to abandon thoughts about all those ...

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