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MENTAL TOUGHNESS

The larger and more ambitious your goals, the rougher things will be on your way there. Simply stated, Mental Toughness is the measure of how much Confidence and Discipline you can muster and/or maintain when things get rough. Mental toughness is the capacity to continue showing up and doing the work and putting yourself out there, even when the success you planned for has yet to show up to meet you, and it didn’t even call to tell you it would be late. Developing Mental Toughness is WOYG Principle #3, and this chapter describes how to do exactly that.

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It’s inevitable that, somewhere along the line, things won’t go the way you planned—maybe one of those things will be the one thing you thought you could depend on.

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