Toughness in WA

Last Update: March 13, 2016

Hello! I was watching ESPN and Jay Bilas who is a college basketball analyst was on. I started thinking about a book he wrote called Toughness. The book is mainly about mental toughness and not so much about physical toughness. Some of the attributes he mentions in his book I thought relate to WA.

He talks about how a tough basketball player watches hours of film after a game so he and the coaching staff can critique his play. He not only looks for weaknesses to improve upon for the next game, but he also looks at went well and to build on for the next game. It reminded me of how we use the feedback site and thread to get input from others. The feedback platforms are kind of like how we watch film to see how our site is progressing.

He also talked about how a tough player is the first or one of the first players to congratulate a teammate after they've played a great game or made a good play. I thought about how important it is to encourage each other and how positive reinforcement can be a powerful tool here at WA for fellow members.

The last thing I wanted to mention is how he talked about how a tough player always makes sure he thanks a teammate whenever he gets an assist. For those not familiar with basketball, an assist is when one player makes a pass to another player who has an open shot to the basket. I thought about how many times we receive assists from other members either individually, or many times as a collective effort of assists through the blogs and threads.

I just wanted to share these thoughts so we can try to be tough WA members as it relates to mental toughness as opposed to the physical realm. Jay mentions many other qualities about players being tough but these came to mind as to how they relate to WA. I believe if we think about these traits they can definitely help us be successful with our goals. Thanks for reading and have a great day!

Jon

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Ericabried Premium
Great description of mental toughness!
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JonStevens Premium
I agree, I think he spelled it out well, thanks for replying!
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rosieM Premium
Great correlation! The longer one is in WA, the more it becomes a 'part' of you and you will see life and the world around you with a larger view.
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JonStevens Premium
Thank you!
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JudeP Premium
Thanks Jon :)
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JonStevens Premium
You're welcome Jude and thanks for commenting!
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Westwaters Premium
Great analogy Jon, That is why they say team sports prepares you for life in sooo many ways!
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JonStevens Premium
Thank you!
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theresroth Premium
Jon, that's the best description of toughness I've ever read!
I'm tagging it.
Thank you.
Regards
Therese
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JonStevens Premium
You're welcome Therese thanks for commenting!
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