In 2015, I read a couple of books on developing a robust mindset and building mental toughness.
My take-away: I don’t need to read any more books on mental toughness. I need to practice BEING mentally tough. Mental toughness is earned, not given. Reading about mental toughness can take you to the brink of experience, but you need to practice it.
Leadership mental toughness is about choosing to stay the course when something becomes difficult or unpleasant. No magic. Just decide once, and stay committed. Don’t give yourself an out. Ignore the whiny “this doesn’t feel good” and “surely you’re ready to quit!” voices in your mental subcommittee.
Here is some encouraging information: