Everyone faces adversity, encounters struggle, and goes through dry spells. Mental toughness is how we handle, deal, and cope with these setbacks. and adversity. It’s simple, but it’s just not easy.
Confidence is the most important part of mental toughness and a true indicator of how we handle the struggle… So, here is one way to be confident.
Nothing Bothers You!
Confidence is simply the belief that it will work out. Trust in our team also means we believe that they will get the job done as well. A result of confidence is that the best remain relaxed and don’t freak out when the outcome is not going their way. They trust their process.
The best simply let nothing bother them. They believe in their process so much, that they refuse to let setbacks affect their mindset or their team. It’s amazing to see, but the best manage to keep their poise and focus. Nothing bothers them! They keep their head when others are losing theirs. It is the major impact of trust and the true test of one’s level of belief and mental toughness.
Now, we all get stressed, but what is our level of confidence during these times?
The Little Things
It is common for the major changes or setbacks to bother us… However, ever notice when we get stressed that everything seems to bother us, like the person next to us in traffic or our family? When we our confident, these things don’t bother us at all, however they become the first thing to annoy us when we lose our belief that things will work out.
“Nothing Bothers You” is one way to be confident!
We can actually make this mantra a goal to be achieved rather than just an outcome of confidence. The only way we can achieve our goal of “nothing bothers me”, is if we are confident! What we are really agreeing to is the belief that “I don’t need everything to go my way in order to be successful. I believe it will work out and I am going to act as if.”
Check out this Golf Channel clip from PGA Tour player Ryan Blaum on his mantra of “nothing bothers him.”
Dr. Rob Bell is a Sport Psychology Coach. His company DRB & associates is based in Indianapolis. Some clients have included: University of Notre Dame, Marriott, and Walgreens. Check out the most recent book on Mental Toughness- Don’t Should on Your Kid: Build Their Mental Toughness