When it comes down to being at the top of your game, many think that it’s your physical fortitude that makes or breaks the pinnacle of your health endeavors; however you must never forget the enormous role that your mental health contributes to your overall success in all of life’s activities.
Your mind plays a critical part in achieving your physical best and more often than not, it is the mental game that is vital to surmounting your body’s natural stopping points. Study after study illustrates that mental fortitude determines how far you will go when developing physical stamina, not to mention a list of other attributes that go hand in hand, ranging from leadership capacity to mood and behavior. You have regularly heard the phrase ‘go the extra mile’, which is not just a figure of speech. Having the willpower to actually go the extra mile is the mindset needed to push your physical limits, using your mental strength to push through barriers allowing you to accomplish your goals both physically and mentally. So, the next time you’re ready to throw in the towel before the finish line, reach deep down mentally and go the ‘extra mile’: this will allow you to set personal bests, accomplish physical goals, and grow mentally with a focus on well-rounded, ultimate success.