Why Toughness Is Critical for Men – Mike Gillette Interview
Toughness. No-one is born with a tough mind. Developing mental toughness is a learned skill.
It’s the same skill our military uses to rapidly toughen up raw recruits so they’re combat-ready within WEEKS.
It’s the same skill put in action when you see a firefighter rush headlong into a burning building without any thought for their own safety.
It’s the same skill a police officer uses when he needs to instantly control a situation where hundreds of lives are at stake.
WHAT GOOD IS IT HAVING ALL YOUR FIGHTING SKILLS, SURVIVAL TACTICS AND PHYSICAL FITNESS IF YOU FREAK OUT AND LOSE YOUR COOL WHEN THINGS GET REAL?
It didn’t use to be this way. Men used to be able to keep their cool. We were expected to remain composed in the face of adversity.
Our fathers and grandfathers were tough-minded because they lived tough lives.
They fought wars against enemies who threatened their very existence.
Life wasn’t easy back then. And it turned boys into men.
They had no choice BUT to develop a strong mind.
It’s not your fault. Modern life has made us soft. Our mental strength isn’t tested and strengthened hour-by-hour, day-by-day as it use to be.