Attitude and Mental Toughness Quotes

There are hundreds and hundreds of definitions of mental toughness. Here is a place to start. Mental toughness is the ability to control thoughts and actions and maintain a focus on what is truly important in a calm and poised way under pressure. Anyone can exhibit Mental Toughness when things are going well, true mental toughness shows itself when things are not going well.

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Mental Toughness Quotes

To play the inner game is not really a matter of choice–it is always going on and it is played in various outer games. The only two questions are whether we are playing it consciously and whether we are winning or losing. –Timothy Gallwey

The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them. -George Bernard Shaw

Diamonds are only lumps of coal that stuck to their jobs. -BC Forbes

They can conquer who believe they can. -Virgil

Ultimately, the only power to which a man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself. -Elie Wiesel

Your governing values are the foundation to personal fulfillment. -Hyrum Smith

What you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing; it also depends on what sort of person you are. -CS Lewis

To see what is right and not to do it, is want of courage. -Confucius

Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power. -Seneca

We are responsible for actions performed in response to circumstances for which we are not responsible. -Alan Massie

Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance. -Kurt Vonnegut

Discipline is the refining fire which enables talent to become ability. -Anonymous

Your attitude is either the lock or the key to the door of success. -Anonymous

The greatest discovery of our generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. As you think, so shall you be. -William James

The more you complain, the more you find things to complain about. The more you give thanks, the more you find things to be thankful for. -Anonymous

Mental Toughness is to physical as four is to on. -Bob Knight

Toughness is not being a bully, it’s having a backbone. -Robert Kiyosaki

Toughness is in the soul and the spirit, not in the muscles. -Alex Karras

Winners build on mistakes, losers dwell on them. -Arnold Mori

Competitive toughness is an acquired skill and not an inherited gift. -Chris Evert

4 comments for “Attitude and Mental Toughness Quotes

  1. Clemen Andre
    August 15, 2012 at 7:21 am

    Tackling something knowing you are well equipped is fine and well, but having to face something when all the odds are against you represents toughness and builds character.

  2. August 19, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Thank you for these. Your timing was perfect!

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