Mental Toughness Tips: "Stronger" (Book)


Stronger: Develop the Resilience You Need to Succeed

By George S. Everly, Jr., Ph.D., Douglas A. Strouse, Ph.D. and Dennis K. McCormack, Ph.D.

High performing professionals -- Navy SEALs, professional athletes, surgeons, first responders -- all have to be able to perform consistently under intense stress and pressure.

These elite performers are able to combine the following five critical factors to help unlock the inner human reserves for greater personal power:

  1. Active Optimism Believe that things can change for the better

  2. Decisive Action Have courage to make difficult decisions and act upon them!

  3. Have a Moral Compass Face challenges with clear guiding principles

  4. Relentless Tenacity Persevere, and keep trying

  5. Interpersonal Support Get social support from those around you