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9 Tools For Boosting Mental Toughness

  • By T.J. Murphy
  • Published Sep 28, 2012
  • Updated Oct 24, 2012 at 3:37 PM UTC
Illustration by N.C. Winters.


Conduct a thorough post-race analysis. After the goal event, Wilder has her athletes study the experience whether the race was a success or a disappointment. “I want them to look at it from a standpoint of process rather than outcome. Really break down everything that happened. Make it a complete learning experience to take in to your next goal.” Wilder suggests that what might be termed failures can in fact be an important part of developing mental toughness. “Battling back from a disappointment is a critical part of building mental toughness. This is how we build resilience.”

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