What Successful People Know About Failure

What Successful People Know About Failure

When I was ten years old, I was riding my black quarter horse and helping my grandmother cut a horned bull from the cattle herd. The bull suddenly turned, horns first, and charged my horse. I grabbed the saddle horn; my horse pivoted on his back hooves and we got away...
3 Ways To Be More Resilient

3 Ways To Be More Resilient

My grandmother was a tough old bird. She lived in a time and place where she needed to be resilient if she expected to survive tough winters on a Wyoming cattle ranch. If I moped around while doing chores she would yell, “Get the lead out of your ass and start...
4 Secrets of Mental Toughness

4 Secrets of Mental Toughness

FBI agents working knotty and sophisticated cases—like terrorism, cybercrime, and counterintelligence—build mental toughness to handle themselves in dangerous situations. As the world has become more complex, the focus of FBI investigations has evolved from hunting...
6 Habits That Smart Leaders Never Forget

6 Habits That Smart Leaders Never Forget

Over a 24 year career, FBI Firearms instructors made us repeat the same series of actions on the firing range. After awhile, it got so repetitive that I wondered how I would fare in a shootout if I didn’t have my firearms instructor barking out orders on what to do...

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Mental toughness is believing you will prevail in your circumstances rather than believing your circumstances will change. Find your Mental Toughness score - see where you excel and what areas need attention.