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Posted 03/11/2022 in Category 1 by DAVID CHARLTON

108 Observations: How Bad Do You Want It?

In this solo episode, I again look at commitment, a measure of mental toughness, from different angles with the aim of helping you stay on top of your goals.  Finding ways not to be derailed so easily when the inevitable setbacks and obstacles find you.  I also touch on the importance of emotional control and managing your emotions on your journey.  Where I go on to share excerpts from 2 previous episodes of Demystifying Mental Toughness with European Tour Golfer Chris Paisley and the inspirational former 2 x World Champion in Para Triathlon Steve Judge, as well as discussing a quote from Hank Haney’s book “This Big Miss” where he discussed his coaching years with Tiger Woods.  

Some Questions to Ponder

  • Do you work harder than your rivals?
  • Do you set yourself daily focus goals to keep you on track?
  • Do you have a plan when setbacks occur?
  • Do you have outlets to release your emotions?
  • Is your support team around you helping your express your emotions?
  • Are you unable to maintain a bigger picture perspective when setbacks occur?
  • Does thinking about what may go wrong scare you?
  • Do you use visualisation as a way to mentally prepare yourself for challenges?

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Relevant Podcast Episodes

Ep002: Steve Judge –  How to Deal with Adversity

Ep004: Chris Paisley – Life on the European Tour

Ep068: Andrew Nicholson – How Hard Is It To Become A Tour Professional Golfer? 

Ep075: Grant Phyphers – How to Rebuild Your Identity

Ep081: Stuart Wade – Mental Toughness in Combat Sports

Relevant Blogs and Resources

Blog: Mental Preparation for Combat Sports

Blog: Developing Your Mental Game In Your Downtime

Blog: Helping Young Rugby Players Mentally Prepare Before Matches

Book: The Obstacle is the Way – Ryan Holiday


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