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The 30 Day Mental Strength Challenge

As luck would have it, today’s the day that you’ve chosen to become a mentally
stronger person. You’ve had enough being a pushover. You’ve had enough being trampled and stepped on. Today, you’ve chosen to FIGHT BACK. Your objective is to become assertive, confident and mentally strong. LET IT BE KNOWN, that you’re more resilient than ever before. No more Mr. nice guy.

Mentally strong people tend to be extremely committed to the discipline and craft that they’re pursuing. They do not fear change. To the contrary, they welcome it. They do not fold under pressure in the face of turbulent circumstances. Conversely, they view it as their playing field. It’s something they’ve conquered countless times.

“Life is a pressure cooker and whether you remain serene or become
stressed-out depends on how you handle that pressure.”— Kevin Leman

Being mentally strong should never be associated with once facet of life. Your goal should instead be to incorporate this new-found, yet developed trait in you into being mentally strong in life.

A great way to do so can be through the power of sports. What you need is to
challenge yourself and to test the murky waters. Challenge yourself physically and
let this translate into other aspects of your life. Your luck has not run out just yet! I have a great challenge for you. Every gym split usually involves three to five workouts per week. It’s quite rare to find someone who consistently trains more than five times a week over a long
period of time. People are just too inconsistent and they let their environment and external problems dictate the rhythm of their week and it ends up getting in the way of having them meet their true potential.

Work out every single day for the duration of next month. Stay active. Lift weight, run, jog and sprint. Register in a fitness class, or a recreational team sport. This can be yoga, zumba, dancing, circuit training, muay thai, crossfit, rugby, baseball, basketball, or football. This can be anything that you’ve once considered doing, but for some reason didn’t in the first place, or stopped pursuing completely.

The intention of implementing a daily routine for you to stay active is to get you
out of your comfort zone. Your intention should never be to redline the body. This
will do you more harm than good. Be smart about it.

So, instead of taking rest days twice a week (or more), do something that will
stimulate your mind and body. This can also be something as simple as brisk
walking, or stretching. Surely, you’ll be gaining a myriad of benefits from being
active every single day, but that is something that you should consider a byproduct. Your main goal is to harden the mind and become more resilient. I’ll leave you with one of my favourite quotes ever that demonstrates how difficult it is to become mentally stronger if you’re always in your comfort zone.

“It’s tough to get out of bed to do roadwork at 5 am when you’ve been
sleeping in silk pajamas.”— Marvin Hagler