The Mental Toughness IQ Matrix and accompanying 20 page eBook explore how to develop the mental strength and emotional resilience you will need to overcome adversity. Often the level of success we attain is proportional to the amount of adversity we ultimately face. Those who are successfully able to face and overcome the greatest amount of adversity are often the ones who experience the greatest amount of success. Why? Because adversity helps build character and allows us to learn more about ourselves, about others, about circumstances, and about the goals we are working towards.
This mind map examines what mental toughness is all about. It breaks down the requirements for developing mental toughness. It then goes through the habits, beliefs, behaviors, actions, and mindset of mentally tough people. You can effectively use these guidelines as a checklist to help you develop the mental toughness needed to achieve your goals. With this knowledge on hand, unexpected problems or challenging conditions will no longer phase you.
Here is a quick breakdown of each branch of the Mental Toughness mind map.
- What is Mental Toughness?: The first branch of this map explores what mental toughness is about. Developing mental toughness is, however, not possible under certain mental and emotional conditions. You will first need to work through these areas to clear the path for developing your mental toughness. It’s also critical that you define what mental toughness means for you. You can then use this definition to lay down a plan for developing your mental toughness.
- The Requirements for Mental Toughness: The second branch of this map can be used as a checklist of sorts. Use this checklist as a guide to help you work on key areas for developing your mental toughness. Working through each of these areas may take time, but developing mental toughness isn’t something that we do overnight. It’s rather something we develop over time through continuous use and practice. It’s like working out a muscle at the gym 3 to 4 times per week. You won’t experience immediate growth, but it will happen over time.
- Mentally Tough People: The final three branches of the map unlock the habits, behaviors, beliefs, actions, and the mindset of mentally tough people. Reading through this list will help you gain a better understanding of what it takes to develop mental toughness. There is certainly a lot here to digest. It’s important though not to get overwhelmed by trying to do too much at once. Just pick a few areas and begin working through them over the next few days and weeks. Then when you feel comfortable, move to the next area. Taking small progressive steps will be a key to your development.
This map provides a roadmap and framework for developing the mental toughness needed to overcome life’s setbacks and adversity. Referencing it regularly and committing it to memory will help you to embed these concepts and ideas into your subconscious mind.
A mind map, of course, does this beautifully because it mirrors the synaptic connections made in your brain as you try to establish new habits of thought and behavior. It brings together key concepts and ideas that help your brain to fully integrate and process this information. The brain, subsequently, rewires itself as it attempts to establish new habits of mind. It’s an ideal tool for creating lasting change and transformation.
Stick with these principles, memorize and incorporate them into your life, and you will progressively strengthen your mental toughness and resolve in the face of adversity. No longer will unexpected problems or challenging conditions phase you. You’re not phased because you’re a highly skilled and trained warrior stepping onto the battlefield of life.
When you purchase the Mental Toughness IQ Matrix you will receive:
- A PDF copy of the IQ Matrix, which you can use for printing in high resolution.
- A JPG image file of the IQ Matrix, which is ideal for viewing on tablets and mobile devices.
- A Desktop Background version of the map you can use for reference on your computer.
- A MindManager file for those who wish to edit the content of the IQ Matrix.
- A printable PDF eBook summary of this IQ Matrix to help you better understand each concept.
Additional visual resources and variations of this IQ Matrix might be added to your account page at no extra cost in the future.