Mental Toughness: The Key To Success
Written by Calvin Sun

Mental toughness is many things, and rather difficult to explain. Its qualities are sacrifice and self-denial. Also, most importantly, it is combined with a perfectly disciplined will that refuses to give in. It’s a state of mind – you could call it ‘character in action’.” -Vince Lombardi

Success starts with having the right mindset. It doesn’t matter if you are trying to qualify for regionals, start a successful business, or coach a team to a world championship; the psychological principles always remain the same. Mediocre performers quit long before they ever reach their goals and dreams. They allow fear and self-doubt to prevent them from achieving their highest potential. The common denominator amongst the failures is a lack of mental fortitude and a stagnant mindset.

Mental toughness is not about winning; it’s about not quitting.

While mental toughness may often appear to be innate in top performers, it’s actually a set of skills and tools that anyone can learn. We have been extremely fortunate at Invictus to have the opportunity to coach clients ranging from the complete beginner to world-class performers. Our coaches have seen what works and what doesn’t when it comes to developing the mental toughness required to achieve any goal.

We’ve pulled together our decades of combined experience as coaches and created our upcoming book, “The Invictus Mindset: An Athlete’s Guide To Mental Toughness“, releasing on Friday, February 20th. In the book, we discuss the five pillars of mental toughness: goal setting, visualization, self-talk, arousal control, and self-confidence. We also have included essays from some of our top athletes and coaches as well as some simple but effective techniques for improving your mental toughness and developing an unconquerable mindset.

Stay tuned next Monday for more information on how to download your copy in time for the start of the 2015 CrossFit Open season. Everyone who orders the book within 48 hours of it’s release on February 20th will also receive a special one-time bonus that you won’t want to miss out on.

“I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.” – William Ernest Henley, Invictus

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May 4, 2021 12:30 am

Great blog and article!
I Find a lot of information that will help me (i hope^_^)
I will share this with my friends also!
Good luck

lara gipson
lara gipson
January 31, 2020 1:36 am

The most ideal approach to do this is through an early impelling occurrence, wherein the fundamental character has a disclosure as well as gets engaged with something significant. For instance, in The Hunger Games, the inducing occurrence is Katniss volunteering for the Games, which commences her own and political clash with the Capitol.

February 11, 2015 11:44 pm

Do you ship international?

February 12, 2015 10:03 am
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It’s an eBook so you can buy it and download it instantly.

Kyle Feliberty
Kyle Feliberty
February 11, 2015 11:08 am

I need this. Can’t wait.

Mattenem M/43/160
Mattenem M/43/160
February 11, 2015 6:44 am

Where can you pre order the book?

February 11, 2015 10:42 am

We’ll have the link for you next week!