A Lifetime of Perseverance – “NEVER GIVE UP”
My personal Mental Toughness Story: A Lifetime filled with Failure and success
What is Mental Toughness? I define it as the ability to MOVE FORWARD under pressure.
After a lifetime filled with failure and success what I have found is the only way to reach your dreams (goals) to keep moving forward. Never let the setbacks define you and hold you back. Have an end game and never lose sight of it. No matter what happens in your life “Never Give Up” success is just on the other side of your last setback.
I tell my mental toughness personal story not to impress, but to show you that tragedy, setbacks, failures are all part of the process. Learn from them, make yourself stronger and MOVE FORWARD! You must have a burning passion (end game) firmly planted in your mind if you want to have the mental toughness to keep going.
Age 27- Father dies from Brian Cancer
Age 28: Younger brother commits suicide
Age 29: Lose my job, financial broke, decide to start own business
Age 34: Teammate on football team dies on practice field
Age 36: Brother-in-law commits suicide, Sons Godmother, wife’s best friend passes away
Age 43: Business fails, lose almost everything, start 2nd business
Age 47: 3rd son dies from heart failure
Age 49: Youngest son begins to have seizers (Epilepsy)
Age 51: 2nd business fails lose everything, decide to go into teaching
Age 59: lose teaching certification state requires me to return to college and take 2 more classes.
I’m sure you would agree that most people sometime along the way would of gave up thinking they were cursed and couldn’t succeed. So, what made me keep going, how was I able to fail, suffer tragedy and setback after setback and still move forward to my end game? I had a passion within me and even though I was knocked down and halted several times I just kept moving in a forward direction towards what I needed to do to reach my end game. You see I dint have a dream I had a Goal (end game) I wrote it down, broke it into action steps and no matter what was happening in my life I focus on those action steps and kept chipping away at them until I reach the End!
How do we develop the skills for becoming mentally tough? I have found you must develop these eight skills to be able to obtain the mental toughness to overcome life’s struggles.
I’m available to speak to your group or company about the subject of Mental Toughness and the skills required to overcome life’s struggles. I will share with you, directly from my heart, my own Mental Toughness Story, based on my life experiences. I’ve been able to inspire audiences by challenging participants to acknowledge their purpose and value in life (End GAME), all while providing the tools they can use to start making a change today towards developing the Mental Toughness to Succeed.
Email us today with your request: Coachjrp@gmail.com