You either control your mind or it controls you.
It’s no exaggeration to say that the previous sentence holds the secret to life. As far as I’m concerned, the biggest and most important battle that we’ll ever fight on this earth is the battle between our two ears.
Consistently control your mind and you’ll win. Allow undisciplined thoughts to control your behaviors and actions, and you’ll lose. Repeatedly.
Simple, right? So, why do so many people come up on the losing end so often?
It all comes down to one critical factor: Mental Toughness.
I think of mental toughness as the next step past developing resilience.
The guy who stays cool under pressure? He has it. The woman who can stay locked-in on a goal despite the drama that’s going on around her? She has it too.
This is a critical skill to develop because every (and I mean, every) wildly successful person who I have had the pleasure of interacting with personally or professionally has a healthy amount of it.
Below are the five most common traits that I’ve personally noticed in those people. Do you have these five traits working for you in your life?
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