Every Memorial Day I do a grueling Navy Seal workout “Murph” at my CrossFit box, honoring all those who serve in the military.

How did I get thru this grueling 1.5 hr workout? How do you get thru any monster challenge? I used two mental toughness tools; my Why and a Strategy.

  1. Get a powerful reason to do any monster challenge that lies before you.
  2. Create a strategy that will get the job done properly.

My “WHY: to honor of my new grandson Archie. I want to be a great role model to him.

My STRATEGY: I stayed relentlessly in a Oh Yes I Can!mindset, even when I was exhausted and doubtful during the workout. I broke the workout down into smaller doses and then went at it very methodically.

Mental Toughness  =  Stay in a results oriented mindset. Always ask yourself “What do I need to do to get this job done?” This stuff works!