“What does it mean to have mental toughness?” 

“What does it mean to have mental toughness?” 

There are many definitions of what mental toughness means.  I am focused on what it means through the eyes of the athletes I work with.  So, I believe mental toughness is the fire that keeps burning inside you when you take that next step, even when you may have doubts and fears that you can’t.  By overcoming difficult competitive situations, you are facing your doubts and fears head on. That leads to an increase in mental toughness every time you face these situations.  My experience is that mental toughness is on a spectrum that can change; it is a constant conditioning process. As athletes, our level of mental conditioning can help determine our physical athletic performance.  


Ashley Relf
Performance Coach
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