Entries by DrSeanR

Mental Toughness: Turning Disadvantage to Advantage

This is a picture of Steve Redgrave and Matthew Pinsent winning gold at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics – Redgrave’s 4th Gold in successive Olympics – inspiring! I grew up in the shadow of an Olympian – my father. He was pretty good at accomplishing big goals, and even better at pushing himself when things got […]

The Paradox of Mental Toughness

‘Weak is tough’ – Have you ever noticed, when you are not doing too well, that admitting to someone you are struggling is often harder than simply brushing them off with “I’m OK”? The paradox of mental toughness is that it takes real courage to admit to weakness; it is much tougher than putting on […]

The Arduous Path toward Excellence

What makes achieving excellence challenging in any domain in life? To begin with, it is ABNORMAL. It is against our instincts. That’s right – it is NORMAL to be lazy! In fact, laziness is an effective survival strategy under certain circumstances… WHEN might that be? Let’s take a look: Consider that the more primitive parts […]