I saw a comment on mental toughness within a recent post by Chief Marc Bashoor, Executive Editor at the Fire Rescue1 Journal that resonated with me.
He described the three pillars of success required by a modern firefighter, which encompassed:
- Physical Strength
- Mental Toughness
- Moral Focus.
I thought he described mental toughness perfectly, thus;
“Mental toughness refers to a heightened state of awareness and capacity to process and manage the multitude of business-related assaults on our senses”
It summarises the need to be switched on and focused on the job in hand and sufficiently resolute to work through the challenges that you face.