How to become 'mentally tough'

While some are innately gritty, we all have the ability to gain a sort of ‘mental toughness’.

This is according to acclaimed speaker and author, Dr. Steve Harris.

He sat down with Azania Mosaka to explore the concept of mental toughness and how to cultivate it.

The precursor is you have got to be interest and developing interest is a fairly easy thing. If you like it enough and practice enough you start becoming passionate about it.

Dr. Steve Harris, speaker and author

Meaningful practice, directed practice. A game of inches - you can inch yourself better all the way to real greatness.

Dr. Steve Harris, speaker and author

Some people are more gritty instinctively because they have more talent - can learn a skill faster.

Dr. Steve Harris, speaker and author

There is a step by step approach and it starts with your ability to concentrate.

Dr. Steve Harris, speaker and author

Preparation and composure are key, he says.

Click on the link below to listen to the full masterclass....


This article first appeared on 702 : How to become 'mentally tough'


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