The Game Plan - Your Guide to Mental Toughness at Work


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Mental thoughness transposed from sports (cricket) to business.


1 - Beginning with the Ashes in Mind

It’s too easy to simply say ‘be positive – have confidence’

That sort of attitude training, mental toughness if you like, can be the difference between winning and losing. What you want to develop is the kind of mentality that says, in the last five minutes of a game when the score is tied, ‘Give me the ball’ rather than ‘I wish this was all over, I can’t do any more’. Winners and losers are made right here.

-- Jonny Wilkinson


They say that victory goes to the side that wants it more. That’s an old cliché and it’s not true. Victory goes to the side that prepares the best

-- Andrew Flintoff, England cricket all rounder


2 - What is this Thin2g We Call Mental Toughness?

Winning is about individuals performing when it gets tough, not when it's easy.

-- Michael Vaughan, Captain of the 2005 Ashes

It’s not easy