View Full Version : Mental toughness

10-25-2010, 02:46 PM
http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/63/5levelsofmentaltoughnes.png (http://img202.imageshack.us/i/5levelsofmentaltoughnes.png/)

Identify what level your at. Try upp the level.

10-25-2010, 07:43 PM
playing to improve id say im at

Young Money
10-25-2010, 09:26 PM
Where did you get that graph? interesting..

10-25-2010, 09:37 PM
Quite interesting. Green K permitted.

10-25-2010, 11:51 PM
I'd have to say playing to win, the words playing to win didn't really do nothing for me cause i don't care about winning since i don't compete right now. But the paragraph describes me rather well.

I'm one of the most disciplined guys in the gym, i train hard, spar hard, don't cheat, never give up and always want to get better. Always open to need training techniques.

10-26-2010, 11:48 AM
That is a fantastic graphic, works for all areas of life, or any endeavor. I'm not a competitive boxer (so yea, all of you can probably easily kick my butt), but I've been a serious musician all my life, and I've definitely gone through all phases of this pyramid. You do get to that point where you cannot fail, you can only learn and grow - that's what its all about, all the other levels are ego driven and end up biting you in the ass. Once practice and discipline get to the point where they are second nature and a part of the core of your being, you stop any comparisons or thoughts based on pure ego and let all that useless bravado go.

The part of the graphic that says 'fear does not exist at this level' its totally true. It gets to the point where any 'mistake' is an interesting opportunity, its simply another avenue to discover, which almost exponentially builds to other improvements. When I was a young teenager I heard the phrase "play every note like its your last" because life is unpredictable, it can all be gone is a second, I also train that way (in my basement home boxing gym) and although I am not qualified in the slightest to give any boxing advice, I'd say in general follow that approach, box like its your last moments on earth, you never know after all - fear will not even exist anymore. When throwing punches, I personally find it very intense and liberating to have this philosophy in mind.

10-26-2010, 01:25 PM
nice, thanks!

Cassius Liston
10-26-2010, 01:48 PM
I'm in the middle....i want to be at the top...but i think people like Prince Naseem and Muhammed Ali come under that confidence catagory

10-27-2010, 04:25 PM
To all, its from the ebook "mental secrets"

10-27-2010, 07:07 PM
would u recomend that ebook? if so could you send a link for it? thanks

10-28-2010, 02:49 AM
yeah i would like to have a link too pls. i googled it but didn't find it.

10-28-2010, 08:52 AM
"77 Mental Toughness Secrets" is the titlename, just the file was named
mental secrets sorry guys :P. I think the website is gone and you cant legally obtain it anymore but you can obtain itillegally from w-bb

10-28-2010, 09:09 AM
the pyramid is adapted from Maslow's hierarchy of needs


nicely done though.

10-28-2010, 09:48 AM
this is a link to download the book