Mental toughness and resilience is a trainable skill that will empower you to finally achieve your most important goals. Get a free week of coaching in building mental strength from Niklas Goeke with the promo code STRENGTH.
Here’s how Niklas describes his coaching:
“Every step outside of your comfort zone is one step closer to achieving your most important goal.
Why? 2 words: mental toughness.
Everyone knows the heroic story of the 300 Spartans who held off tens of thousands of Persian soldiers in battle. How did they do it? By being tough. An entire lifetime of training, fighting, hunting and practicing had prepared them for any obstacle. The first rule of Spartan life was that Spartans had to prove their fitness–over and over again–which ensured that they were always ready for battle.
Today, our greatest battles are mental, not physical. They’re fought in cubicles, supermarkets, on our phones and tablets and while watching TV. Most often we’re fighting our own lack of willpower. Willpower is a finite source and at the end of the day when you’re tired, hungry, and anxious, that’s when you start buying bad food, wasting time on TV, or mindlessly scrolling through your Facebook feed. Mental toughness is more important today than ever before and the good news is that mental toughness can be trained.
Mental toughness is developed in two ways: Small wins and long-term habits. That’s why I push myself to step out of my comfort zone and do something that scares me every day.
Most days, I push myself in small ways, such as doing a somersault in the living-room, taking a cold shower, or cooking a new recipe. Sometimes I push myself a bit more, for instance by quitting alcohol or caffeine for a month. Those small wins prepare me to take even bigger risks, such as starting my own blog, moving to another continent for nine months, and jumping head over heels into a long distance relationship.
The most important thing you can do to become mentally tough is to practice mental toughness on a daily basis. That’s how momentum is built, which gives you the willpower to persevere through tough times without losing momentum toward your most important goals.
If you want to become mentally tough and resilient, hire me as your coach. Together we will define what mental toughness means to you and develop a regiment to make perseverance a habit in itself.”