Watch as Dr. Colleen Hacker explains that mental toughness is a skill, and it can be developed. It is about how an individual responds to adversity, difficult situations, setbacks, and failure. Mental toughness is not required when everything is going well for an athlete. She explains that you don't get to pick when you experience mental toughness moments and gives several examples of possible situations. When these instances happen, it is an opportunity for an athlete to develop their mental toughness capabilities. She explains that iron sharpens iron, and it is under pressure that diamonds are made.
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