From key research around the world, and using many different sports, I have taken out what the top 10 key characteristics of mental toughness are amongst sports performers.
Building a mental toughness is a reflective practice. In order words, to be mentally tough one should use reflective practice that provides opportunities to assess strengths and build on areas to improve. One common strategy to align this opportunity is through goal setting. Taken together, mental toughness, reflective practice and mental skills are aligned to support and facilitate performance.
The more we do to hone these 10 characteristics, the more successful we become, both in and outside sport.