Stew Smith (https://www.stewsmithfitness.com) answers 12 questions on Mental Toughness. Here are twelve excellent questions on the topic of mental toughness that a young man in high school sent me. My answers are in the video as well as in writing at the article:
1. How would you define mental toughness?
Finding the fuel when the tank is empty. Also getting comfortable being uncomfortable:
2. Do you believe that sports help to cultivate mental toughness? In what ways?
3. Consider your childhood. Would you describe yourself as an active child? What sports or hobbies did you do?
4. What sport do you think requires the most mental toughness?
5. When you were in high school, what kind of mental strategies did you employ to handle adverse situations?
6. Was it easier to focus on physical or mental challenges when you were in high school?
7. What was an experience that you had that encouraged you to become a SEAL?
8. What personality traits do you have that you think made you fit to be a SEAL?
9. To what extent do you think people that are in good physical shape, but have never been an athlete or part of a team can complete BUD/S?
10. When you were going through BUD/S, do you think being a former athlete helped you to persevere?
11. What mental strategies did you employ to persevere through the most challenging training or assignments? How did you adopt these strategies?
12. What did BUD/S teach you about your mental resilience and your ability to work under extreme pressure?
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