mental toughness quote

mental toughness quote

William James once said, “Do something every day for no other reason than you’d rather not do it.” 

There’s two parts to this quote: He added…

“For when the hour of dire need draws nigh, it may find you not unnerved and untrained to stand the test.” 


Why Is This The ONLY Mental Toughness Quote You Need For Preparation?

The motivation behind the athletic quote is simple: 

  • Do it, because it’s tough…
  • Do it because you don’t want to listen to that negative voice…
  • Just do it..

However, it is not devoid of a reason.

There is purpose to doing hard things.

The real purpose is that strength is needed in life. And there are major challenges and setbacks…How will you overcome and handle yourself during those extremely tough periods of your journey? 

How you will respond will be a direct result of how you’ve trained and how you’ve prepared. 

My friend Jerred Moon says “Kill Comfort, or comfort will kill you.”I was on his podcast recently. 

Do something. Anything.

Do something that challenges you and know that it does have purpose to it.  Just as Bob Dylan says “He not busy being born, is busy dying.” 

Few suggestions on activities that’ll help with preparation:

  • Cold Shower
  • Run
  • Drive a different way home
  • Call an old friend
  • Read a Book
  • Ask for a Discount
  • Say “NO” to someone
  • Speak to an audience

Do you want another mental toughness quote?

“If It doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you!”


dr rob bell speakerDr. Rob Bell is a Sport Psychology Coach. DRB & associates coach executives and professional athletes. Some clients have included three different winners on the PGA Tour, Indy Eleven, University of Notre Dame, Marriott, and Walgreens.