For Mental Toughness Train Your Brain
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If You Want Mental Toughness Train Your Brain. (Part III of How To Train Your Brain)

Gain mental toughness train your brain and take charge.Being mentally tough is having a no quit attitude.

It's a determination or psychological strength to succeed even when life doesn't go the way that you feel it should.

You need this kind of mental toughness in all areas of life. Getting what you want out of life isn't something that happens to those who aren't mentally tough. That's because setbacks and failures are going to happen.

..To gain mental toughness train your brain to succeed...

Mental training can create an iron will in you to keep going through tough circumstances, to achieve a goal or reach a dream regardless of what's standing in the way.

You need mental training in many areas - but especially in the area of change. For mental toughness train your brain to embrace change.

People tend to think of goals or life plans as being all or nothing. They don't plan for any contingencies because they don't foresee it.

Or they don't want something to go wrong so badly that they're afraid planning for it will make a plan fail. So they don't. There's a saying that says, "If you fail to plan, you plan to fail," so adhere to that statement instead of worrying that if you make a plan for failure, it might come true.

Rarely does any goal or plan work out 100% the way that you want it or expect it to. Knowing how to adjust a goal is for your benefit. This way, you can take on a setback and it doesn't knock you out of the competition for good.  

You stay in the game - you just utilize a new idea of how to get that goal accomplished. With mental training, you learn to understand that success is not something that you arrive at and then you're done.

Success is always changing. It's the here and now that matters most - not the future.  This can help you see the importance in having goals that reflect your current life, not ones that you made in the past that don't take into account who or where you are today.

Mental training helps you see that you must be confident and strive for what you want each day - that you have to be thankful for the journey. Rather than being so end of the line focused that you miss out on all of the chances and opportunities and good things all around you right now.

 ...To gain mental toughness train your brain to release things that no longer serve you...

If you keep your focus solely on a goal you didn't make, you can miss opportunities that could translate into even better things for your life. This is where you have to be mentally tough enough to learn what you need to bypass or let go of and what you need to hold on to.

Some opportunities will shift and change. You'll have to recognize when something is no longer serving a purpose or helping to meet an end result. This mental toughness is needed to make changes that can be difficult, such as ending a business relationship when it's not helping you reach personal success.

Or it might be leaving a personal relationship that's holding you back from being your best self. These decisions shouldn't be taken lightly, but they shouldn't be ignored, either just because they make you uncomfortable. 

It's important to know what you want and to have mental clarity, but without a follow through plan, you won't make progress. You have to take the time to understand each course of action that you proceed with.

You need goals and you need a good strategy in both your personal and professional life. But then you need to push forward and give the action that you undertake everything you've got.

Each step that you take on your journey to personal success leads you to the next one. You can't get where you want to be and meet those goals without making a move.

..To gain mental toughness train your brain to look for the opportunities in obstacles rather than spiral into negativity...

Plenty of people come with good ideas. They make a list of goals that are designed to bring their ideas, their wants, and their dreams to reality. They have an excellent strategy in place for pulling everything together. But then they wait.

They wait until the "perfect" opportunity or the "right" time before they make their move. The problem with this is that first, there are no perfect opportunities and secondly, procrastination is the killer of action.

When you're procrastinating, you're not moving forward and you run out of steam. When you fall into the trap of "I was going to, but..." you run the risk that you will never see the end result of your dreams or your goals.

What you wanted out of life will pass you by and as you grow older, you'll have plenty of wistful regrets. Make sure that you look over what it is that you want in life and do something to move forward in that direction.

Even if it's a small something that you take action with, it's progress. Make your move mentally before you make your move physically. In all of the actions that you need to take to make what you want possible, you have to realize what you're capable of and what you can't handle.

..To gain mental toughness train your brain to seek opportunities beyond your comfort zone....

If you want to run a business and you have no idea about record keeping, payroll, accounting and all of the financial wisdom that comes along with that area, then take the action of finding someone who does.

You don't gain the mental training overnight that leads to peak performance. You develop it. You work it out. When you take action, you're transferring that mental training from the mental to the physical.

It's much easier to carry out the actual task if you allow yourself the mental run-through of seeing it proceed into fruition. You can optimize your performance by doing whatever it is that gets you ready.

Do whatever it is that gives you the unwavering focus that you need. Some people read back over their life's mission statement. Others engage in a habit, such as reading empowering quotes or words to get themselves mentally charged up to act.

..To gain mental toughness train your brain to stay focused and push past the temptation to give up or procrastinate...

Mental training to take action often relies on putting yourself out there and making a commitment publicly. For others, that would be uncomfortable, so the commitment might be made to themselves only.

Engage yourself in exercises to fortify your focus and become an action-taker. Use a timer on your smart phone to record your progress with each task. Whenever you realize you've gotten distracted and off course, stop the timer.

See how often you're abandoning tasks and avoiding things because you've become your #1 obstacle in your professional life.

Read Part I How To Train Your Mind

Read Part II How To Increase Mental Clarity and Focus

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