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1 Mental Toughness

2 2 | Mental Toughness Mental Toughness Why Is Mental Toughness Important?

3 3 | Mental Toughness Mental Toughness The 4Cs Of Mental Toughness.

4 4 | Mental Toughness Mental Toughness Commitment How committed are you on achieving your goal? Are you able to remain focused on the task at hand in order to achieve the goal that you have set yourself for the future? High Scorers Will be able to handle and achieve things even if they look hard. Athletes high on commitment strive to win, but also strive to achieve their personal best. They are making a promise to themselves. Low Scorers Will not like competition and pressure and may even be frightened of it. In sport, the athlete wont put the practice in to be the best they can be. They will be late for training, forget equipment and be uninterested in striving for personal bests.

5 5 | Mental Toughness Mental Toughness I enjoy gaining further skills and knowledge because its a way I can improve. I like making promises and setting goals. I dont let myself get easily distracted. I dont get bored with a project or a piece of work. I dont pull attention away from a task to stop people from asking questions. I like competition and pressure. I like testing myself and proving to others that I can do something. I will work hard out of work time to be the best I can be. I prioritise different tasks and projects so that I know what needs to be given more attention.

6 6 | Mental Toughness Mental Toughness Control How in control do you feel of whats going on around you? How in control of your emotions are you? Life control Is about whether you believe you make an impact on what goes on around you. It is a measure of self-esteem. Emotional control Is about how good you are at managing your emotions in front of others. Are you somebody who when you get annoyed, shows it to others by shouting and being rude or can you keep your cool?

7 7 | Mental Toughness Mental Toughness Life Control High scorers Are more likely to believe they control what happens to them. They believe they can achieve anything if they want to. They feel that their involvement in tasks will make a difference. In sport, athletes high on this scale will want to be part of a team because they believe it is them that can make a difference to that team. They feel responsible for making the team the best they can be. Low Scorers Are less likely to believe they control what happens to them and what goes on around them. They tend to panic when theyre given another project or task to work on. If an athlete fails to win a competition or doesnt hit their personal best, they are likely to give up because they believe it isnt achievable. They wont be motivated to work hard for it in the future.

8 8 | Mental Toughness Mental Toughness I like to work on more than one job at a time. I will have a go at most things because I believe I can learn something from it. I feel comfortable making decisions for myself or a group. I dont need supervision from other people. I am well organised. I arrive on time and have everything I need for a project. If a project or task gets difficult I work hard to get through it. I feel I can make a difference by involving myself in a project or task. I am good at managing my time.

9 9 | Mental Toughness Mental Toughness Emotional Control High Scorers Are better able to control their emotions and less likely to show their emotions to others. This means other people are less able to take advantage of them. In sport being able to look calm can be a big advantage. It means your opposition is less able to manipulate you. To be the best, you need to remain calm regardless of how youre feeling inside. Low Scorers Easily show their emotions to others when they feel upset or annoyed. In sport, some athletes lose their composure after they make a mistake, someone on their team makes a mistake, or the referee makes a bad decision. To be the best, you must accept that you are going to make mistakes and experience setbacks along the way.

10 10 | Mental Toughness Mental Toughness I don't show a reaction if I am criticised by others. If a task doesnt go as planned I stay calm and don't get annoyed at others in the team. I don't let my annoyance show if others "have a go at me. If I'm not performing as well as I should be at work, I don't get upset and let others see it. If something goes wrong and its my fault I am happy to take responsibility. If I make a mistake or fail at something I dont think about it too much. I move on. I usually believe I can do something when Im given it.

11 11 | Mental Toughness Mental Toughness Challenge Do you see challenge and pressure as an opportunity or a threat. Competitions can be very challenging. Do you see the competition as an opportunity to show people what you can do? Or do you see it as a threat and try to avoid it? Low Scorers People low on challenge will see change and challenge as a threat. They fear it because it is something different. In sport, athletes that find competitions threatening are less mentally prepared than their competitors and are more likely to choke on the day. High Scorers People scoring high will look for challenging situations, because they see them as an opportunity to learn more and be the best they can be. For athletes, the challenge may not be just to win a competition, but to beat their own personal best. They are always looking for ways to be better.

12 12 | Mental Toughness Mental Toughness Challenge I thrive in competitive situations because I like to be challenged. I will take the lead in the team because I enjoy the responsibility of the challenge. I will take part in a task even if Im not very good at it. I ask questions so that I understand whats expected of me. I feel relaxed with major competitions and training exercises. I feel pressured to achieve a target. If Ive failed at something before, I believe Ill be able to do it next time. I see competitions as an opportunity to show off. I try to appear positive if Im asked to do something I dont like or something new. I look for opportunities to be the best. I put myself forward for projects.

13 13 | Mental Toughness Mental Toughness Confidence Is about how much self-belief you have to complete tasks or projects. Others with the same abilities but with lower confidence may think these tasks are too difficult. This can be seen as a measure of self-efficacy. Confidence in abilities Confidence in abilities is about how much you believe you can achieve something, how well you think you can do in a competition or when faced with a challenge. It is about having a can do mind-set. If something goes wrong do you think I can still do this? Interpersonal Confidence Interpersonal Confidence is about how comfortable you are at dealing with others. Do you feel comfortable working with very competitive types or do you feel intimidated by them? Are you prepared to assert yourself to others?

14 14 | Mental Toughness Mental Toughness Confidence In Abilities Low Scorers Need to be told they are doing a good job by others. They dont like being the centre of attention or taking risks because they believe things are bound to go wrong. Athletes will think their competitors are more able than they are even, when they arent. High Scorers Dont need colleagues, friends or family to tell them they are doing well in their apprenticeship, they know they are doing well. These people tend to be positive about their work and life. In sport, athletes are coached to have a can do mind- set to believe they can beat their competitors no matter what.

15 15 | Mental Toughness Mental Toughness I like to ask questions and dont worry if it makes me look silly in front of others I like being the centre of attention I like taking risks because it means Ill probably make a mistake I am not scared of failure I am happy to have a go at most things I enjoy "showing off" my abilities in front of others I do well at most things

16 16 | Mental Toughness Mental Toughness Interpersonal Confidence High scorers Find it easy to talk to most people, even difficult people. They are less likely to let others persuade them into doing something. In sport, athletes are likely to stand their ground and do what they want to do rather than what their coach tells them to do. Low Scorers Tend to feel uncomfortable when dealing with other people especially awkward or very competitive people. Athletes can feel intimidated by other athletes who are cockier than they are. They can also be easily influenced by the team to skip training and not put the extra work in.

17 17 | Mental Toughness Mental Toughness If someone has a different opinion to me I enjoy trying to change their mind When Im in a discussion I tend to be one of the most talkative, even if I dont know a lot about the topic I deal well with assertive and competitive people When Im challenged by others I tend to stand my ground I tend to influence others in my team quite easily I dont worry about what other people think of me I enjoy asking questions about lots of different things

18 18 | Mental Toughness Mental Toughness Is Being Mentally Tough Always A Good Thing? Commitment Can over commit. Can be unrealistic about what can be achieved. Control - Emotional and Life Can dive right into something. Can appear uninterested in something. Challenge Get easily bored. Take on too much risk. Confidence Believe your ability is far greater than your actual ability. Stop others getting a word in.

19 19 | Mental Toughness Mental Toughness What Does This Tell You About You?

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