Anyone who has ever attempted a fitness and nutrition program understands the importance of mental toughness. Those who succeed tend to have a unique mindset that allows them to endure intense training, cope with stress, commit to the task at hand, and ultimately, get the body they desire.
Whether you are just starting your journey, well on your way, or in the maintenance phase, here are two markers of mental toughness that will help you look and feel your best.
Marker #1: Want success more than you fear anything else
We all experience fear from time to time: fear of failure, fear of injury, fear of the unknown, and fear of maintaining success. Have you ever been concerned that you won’t be able to say no to dessert at a dinner party? Have you ever been worried that you may hurt yourself in your attempt to push your limits? Did you ever feel nervous about starting a new workout DVD? Or, perhaps once you get the body you want, you’ve thought about whether or not you would be able to keep it? These are all common fears. What successful people learn to do is effectively prioritize them. Their desire to be healthy, fit, and love who they see in the mirror takes precedence over any fear.