mental toughness

Separation of Head and State

Are you observing your own effort or are you consumed by it? They are two different things. One is empowering, the other is dis-empowering. One makes mental toughness a choice, the other takes it out of your control. Mental toughness is a choice. But only when there is a separation between what’s going on in … Continue reading

Swimmers getting ready for the swim at Penticton

5 Tips on How to be Mentally Tougher

Here are 5 ways to be mentally tougher! Tip #1 – Set Clear Intentions Making sure you are clear on exactly what you want to accomplish is the first step in cultivating mental toughness. Clear intentions help solidify your resolve and will often make it easier to endure the work if you are excited about … Continue reading

A goose flies over a body of water with mountains in the background, and very blue.

Race More. Race Shorter.

If you want to be a better competitor, get on more start lines. Mental toughness and grit have to be earned by putting yourself on the line with frequency. Even if long distance racing is your focus, race short and race more. Continue reading

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