Finisher medals, a spot on the podium, a time goal or maybe even the overall win are all highly motivating prizes. But if you dig deeper you may find that you are in search of a more significant personal truth. Authenticating core values is a powerful motivator and integrity is one of the most highly regarded of those values.
Mental toughness is often associated with aggression, focus, and an unwavering ability to endure. Staying present is a far less bullish way to think about mental toughness but it might be one of the most important skills you can learn if you want to truly become mentally tough.