Why Developing Mental Toughness Will Bring Great Results

You will achieve great results through developing mental toughness. So what is mental toughness? It is the desire of taking control of your emotions in performance situations. Some people claim that they work well under pressure. My mentors often argue that the statement is a myth, and pressure can actually hurt you. With added pressure, the chances are high that you will start having negative self-talk, and then lose belief in your ability to complete a task or project.

Some people appear to perform well under pressure. While a number of people may perceive some situations as pressure filled, the person who seems to perform well has a different perception on the level of threat of that particular situation. In other words, they excel under stressful situations because they can control their self-perception of it. That is, they learn to control their emotions because they have developed mental toughness.

Everyone is born with mental toughness, but how do you go about developing mental toughness? While some may not believe they were born with it, picture yourself in the following scenario. Suppose you had a bad day at work, and the only thing you can think about are the numerous problems stacked on top of one another. Your mind is scattered all over the place, and you don’t seem to have a clue where your life is headed. Let’s say you’re driving, and as you approach home, you see a house on fire. You notice that it’s your house burning down. You try to get close, but the fireman won’t let you through. You’re told it’s too dangerous, but you know your kids are in there. What would you do? I’m sure you would choose to ignore the firemen and fight your way through the fire and do whatever you can to get the kids out. Your mind forgets everything else and you lose all your fears because your mind is so laser focused on bringing your kids to safety.

This is called mental toughness, where you focus all your energy and attention on one single task. So if we’re born with mental toughness, why isn’t everyone achieving great results? The problem is that most people have no clue what they want, or a compelling enough reason to fight for it, just like trying to save your kids from a burning house. They are not developing mental toughness. Mental energy is scattered all over the place, and they watch life go by instead of living it.

So if you truly want to achieve great things, you need to decide what you really want and why you want it. Uncover the emotional fire within, and convert that fire into motivation that will propel you to take the necessary steps to succeed. Ambition is not the only thing that fuels success, but it’s the emotional power and feeling that you get from a winning experience. Take the time and think of what you really desire. If it doesn’t excite you emotionally, then forget it. You need that emotion to sustain motivation and overcome obstacles that get in your way. Once you have this burning desire, you will start developing your mental toughness and stay laser focused on your goals.

I am the Founder and CEO of KDL Interactive LLC, a Las Vegas based online marketing consulting company. As a Social Media Strategist, my expertise lies in helping small businesses build their online presence and generate leads and customers through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Blogging. My blog, krisdeleon.com, is geared to help entrepreneurs and business owners overcome their challenges and achieve success.

Here are some of the challenges and problems I help solve for entrepreneurs and small business owners:

- Help them gain clarity on their target market and ideal customer profile, and making sure their marketing message is crystal clear to them
- Help them to drive targeted leads to their online profiles
- Help them create an engagement strategy that gets their followers to actively participate, and rave about their business to their network of followers
- Help them convert their followers into paying customers, and get their followers to spend with them time and time again.
- Help them measure the results of their online marketing and social media campaigns so that their time and money is best spent on activities getting them results

Prior to my career in online marketing and social media, I have strong international experience with a solid track record of building businesses in Japan and the U.K.

I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2000, and have a strong passion for adventure travel and learning new cultures. I speak business-level Japanese after living over 5 years in Japan, and I am also a certified Scuba Diving Assistant Instructor with PADI.

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I am the Founder and CEO of KDL Interactive LLC, a Las Vegas based online marketing consulting company. As a Social Media Strategist, my expertise lies in helping small businesses build their online presence and generate leads and customers through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Blogging. My blog, krisdeleon.com, is geared to help entrepreneurs and business owners overcome their challenge...

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