I generally try to save the best for last, and I so believe that this is it.

I am going to try to be non-denominational, but – in true transparency – I am a born again Christian who doesn’t have a religious bone in her body. I have a strong belief that I live out on a daily basis and I find that to be sufficient in my current path.

But, this is not about proselytizing – rather it is about being part of something bigger, something beyond ourselves.

Now, the mental / emotional vs. spiritual changes are different, yet related. So let’s tease those out.

  • What does mental toughness mean? My favorite definition is “a collection of attributes that allow a person to persevere through difficult circumstances and emerge without losing confidence”. In other words – grit!

Can you have mental toughness without a spiritual context? While I think that the answer is ‘yes’. I give it pause.

Why? In order to persevere – you have to know that there is something beyond yourself – otherwise, too often, we give up. We say ‘who cares’; ‘it doesn’t matter’; ‘it’s not worth the fight’.

Sound familiar? It does to me!

Ask yourself these questions:

Question 1: Where do I bail when the going gets tough? Does it relate to Days 1 – 4? And, why?

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Question 2: What IS my belief system and how does it relate to my mental toughness?

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Question 3: Are there things that I can do to align myself to something greater than me? (Examples prayer; meditation; reading spiritual texts (like the Bible, the Tao Te Ching etc.); listening to enlightening podcasts)?

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Question 4: Am I willing to journal to catch these ‘A Ha moments’. If so, when? If you don’t like to journal – how do you keep these thoughts in the forefront?

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Tomorrow – we tie this ALL together!

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