[Infographic] 7 Helpful Ways to “Act As if” Toward Mental Toughness


I absolutely can’t stand the saying ” fake it until you make it.” Why do you want to fake anything in life on purpose, especially to yourself?

We already fake enough. We have social media profiles of our happy faces. We posture and become in the business not of being real, but of image management. So, don’t fake it. 

Instead, simply ACT AS IF.

The difference is that we can act our way into right thinking easier than trying to think our way into right acting. Here is a fun infographic for you to follow to build your mental toughness by “acting as if.” 

Dr. Rob Bell is a Sport Psychology Coach. His company DRB & associates is based in Indianapolis.  Some clients have included: Indy Eleven, University of Notre Dame, Marriott, and Walgreens. Check out all the books on Mental Toughness