The "Mental Toughness Training Guide" is an ebook created by RISE School which provides strategies and techniques for developing greater resilience and determination in life. The guide emphasizes the importance of having a positive and growth-oriented mindset, and teaches readers how to overcome negative self-talk and other obstacles that can impede progress towards personal goals. It offers practical tips for building self-confidence, managing stress and anxiety, and cultivating a strong sense of purpose and motivation. By strengthening their mental toughness, readers are able to better navigate challenges, embrace failures as learning opportunities, and achieve greater success in every area of their lives.
“Resilience is the virtue that enables people to move through hardship and become better. No one escapes pain, fear, and suffering. Yet from pain can come wisdom, from fear can come courage, from suffering can come strength—if we have the virtue of resilience.”
We control our "emotions" or horses. Our horses do not control us. The way we feel, is often a product of the way we act; our actions often create our feelings.
The way you act will shape the way you feel. You act with courage, and your fears immediately start to shrink and you begin to grow. Be the person you desire. Your actions dictate the feeling you wish.
Education is different from training. Education aims to change what you know; training aims to change who you are. To know, and not to do, is still not to know.” – Confucius
Taking responsibility requires courage and results in feeling fear, as it is something worth doing. Embrace the fear and use it to propel yourself to become the person you wish to be.
Today's modern culture is filled with distractions, spectacle, and entertainment. Excuses are easy to take, and easy to make.
Only meaning sustains our attention for the long period.
Though no one is perfect we can make better our guide. We can use “better” to guide us and orient us daily in the right direction.
The true warrior resides in each of us where you give of yourself for others, despite of yourself.
Controlling our breathing gives us control on the most basic level. It helps us calm ourselves, focus, and gain control over situations which may seem beyond our control.
If failing “good” Most would, initially, answer the question as “no” But, Failing is what humans do best. It is necessary in order to win.
So, whatever you decide to do or not to, just know you will have critics. Don’t stop pursuing your dreams because of what someone may say.
Flourishing is a reality marked in accomplishment. It is more than just a mere feeling of fluff or emotion which eventually fades.
Self respect isn’t something a teacher, coach, or government can hand you. Self-respect grows through self-created success: not because you’ve been told we're good but because we know we're good.
Failure is necessary, for resilience.Your win will be earned,only through failure. -Anonymous
It’s in the meaning we give to things which is what affects us. you sometimes can’t control what happens, but you can always control how you react and deal with it.
Pain is temporary, it’s the stories we tell ourselves which give us sorrow. Going back to Plato's analogy of the horses, you can think of them as actual magnificent animals which can be calmed, fed, nourished, directed and then led.
You have to make your own happiness. And, you create the condition of happiness by your actions.
Knowing what may take place, prepares us for difficult situations, instead of being surprised and overwhelmed, we’d know the next steps to take.
]Fear can make humans do amazing things. Fear propels us to study harder, obey laws, meet goals, work harder, and be better.
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit."― Aristotle
The models you choose can help you in each and every situation. You may have a model for speaking, business, sports, being courageous, acting, etc.
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Web and multi-media tie ins: This is a key for generation Z students which are digital natives, and speak the language of of Youtube and Netflix (81% of K-12 teachers believe that "tablets enrich classroom education.")
Some e-books have text to speak readers: TTS(Text-To-Speech) have multiple functions which can enhance the learning experience.
E-books are more cost effective than obtaining a full reading curriculum: e-textbooks or tablets cost on average of 50-60% less than print textbooks.
Resilience Curriculum is in the form of a free electronic book(e-book) and online course, (see link below)., and hard back version. The Online course is an extension of our educational service and will be another median to learn mental toughness. Please click on the link to reserve a space.
THE CURRENT PANDEMIC HAS INCREASED DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, AND SUICIDE RATES AND MAKES EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER.