May 06, 2022 4 min read

Most self-development programs have said the same thing over and over again for the past decade…

They call for meditation…

They call for being kind…

They call for all these positive sayings ... and if you really break them down…

They're meaningless.

I don’t think being positive is wrong…

But getting through tough times takes way more than just positive thoughts.

It requires you to be tough.

…and when I say tough…

I’m referring to mental toughness.

So, if you’re looking to become tough…

You’ve come to the right place.

Don’t Misinterpret What it Means to be Tough

Most people think if you have mental toughness, you’re cold…

Calloused…

…and not a nice person in general.

Which is why most people don’t aspire to be tough.

They feel like they have to trade in their kindness in order to be tough, and that’s just not true.

What toughness really means ... is that you keep it real and do the right thing, regardless of the conditions or circumstances.

If you want to be successful, happy, and fulfilled in life…

You have to be tough.

So, I’m sure you’re wondering…

How do you get tough?

Here are 5 ways to develop toughness in the form of mental strength…

1. Do Things to Challenge Yourself

One of the best ways to build mental strength is by simply putting yourself in situations that are difficult and require mental toughness.

This is something I do on a daily basis to train my toughness.

It can be anything…

Whether it’s pushing yourself through exercise…

Saying no to cheat foods and staying disciplined to a diet…

Skipping that happy hour to progress your career…

Whatever it may be, it should be done with the intention of forging your toughness and discipline.

The more repetitions you take…

The better.

2. Set Boundaries and Hold the Line

The boundaries can be with yourself as well as others.

If you truly want to be tough…

You have to be okay with setting clear boundaries and saying no to anything that violates those boundaries.

You have to do this with 0 compromise.

That’s because it requires mental toughness and discipline to do so.

You have to think of it differently.

Saying no to things that won’t help you progress in life is the same thing as saying yes to the things that will help you progress your life.

Get it?

When you embrace this fact and stay true to your boundaries with yourself and others…

It will not only build up your strength…

But it will also develop your self-confidence

Which is an important skill to have when you’re looking to become someone who is tough.

3. Learn to Live With Discomfort

A huge part of developing your toughness is by being uncomfortable and staying uncomfortable.

It’s easy to live comfortably…

…but easy is not going to forge you into a warrior.

It’s the uncomfortable situations that equip you with the skills to become tough.

The best way to get uncomfortable is by demanding more of yourself…

…and when you start becoming complacent…

Use that as a warning sign that you need to challenge yourself more.

4. Surround Yourself With Other Tough People

We’ve all heard the saying before…

You’re the sum of the 5 closest people to you.

I’m here to confirm that this is 100% accurate.

The people you spend the most time with will have a huge impact on the person you are…

The habits you have…

…and the overall outcome of your life.

You should take this very literally.

Not only for the sake of becoming tough…

But also for your overall happiness and success in life.

So, do yourself a favor…

Surround yourself with mentally tough people.

5. Start 75 HARD

If you’re unsure where to start when it comes to building toughness…

I developed an entire program around building your mental toughness and discipline called 75 HARD.

The best part about the program is that it’s free…

…and it will teach you all the skills to be successful in every area of your life.

There have been hundreds of thousands of people who have completely changed their lives through 75 HARD.

If you want to be tough…

You need to do 75 HARD, and take complete control of your life today.

Why you Should be Tough

Being tough is more than what meets the eye.

If you want to build the life you’ve always wanted…

If you want to have a significant impact on others…

If you want to be somebody that everyone looks up to…

If you want to be cool and collective through any crisis…

If you want great relationships…

If you want to advance your professional life…

You have to be tough.

Mental toughness is not optional when it comes to your success and happiness in life.

I’ve been undisciplined…

I’ve been weak…

I’ve been insecure…

…and let me tell you first-hand…

The only way you can change that ... is by doing the work and developing your toughness.

If you can do that…

Your life will change for good.



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