CD’s Mental Toughness Blog

July 26, 2022

Because It’s Fun!

One of the most profound observations that I've made over the years is that humans are at their best when they feel their best. Which means we all have tremendous incentive to become more masterful at creating the high vibe moods - feeling great. The biggest mistake that I observe people making in the pursuit of excellence and their dreams is...
July 19, 2022

NOTHING “brings” you joy!

Nothing brings you joy. Similarly, nothing makes you anxious. You CREATE every state you ever experience with the way you CHOOSE to think. When you think well, you feel great. When you think poorly, you feel bad. Simple as that.
July 12, 2022

Dorris Does Gymnastics!

A strong inner world can effortlessly create confidence, competence, enthusiasm, focus, determination, perseverance, patience, peace and all the psychological states that lead to masterful decision-making, skillful action and phenomenal results.
July 5, 2022

Surrender to Uncertainty

We can't know what's going to happen next. We can guess with a reasonable degree of certainty, based on historical observation, but even a great degree of certainty contains a degree of uncertainty as well. So we get to make a choice here. We can either be cool with uncertainty (which is freedom), or we can struggle against it (which is hell).
June 28, 2022

Is Your Whole Life Wrong?!?

Ivan had been brainwashed by some of the same powerful conditioned lies to which we are all subjected. One in particular was that it was important to make the acquisition of wealth and power the top priority in life. This is true despite his high level of intelligence. Real freedom resides in the intelligence that permits one to self-inquire.
June 21, 2022

Game Face

One of the most common mistakes I witness people making in the pursuit of their dreams, is that they WAIT for great results before they permit themselves to feel that mastery or peak performance mentality. They wait for things to go well before they let themselves feel competent, confident, prepared, deserved, masterful, enthused, focused, and ready.
March 28, 2022

What It Means to Be Above “The O-Line”

The Knowing State is one of the most powerful states from which we can operate. When we're knowing, the possibility of failure is non-existent in our field of consciousness. Thus, we're maximizing the likelihood of success.
February 28, 2022


In the context of Emotional Mastery, Surrender means to make the courageous and masterful decision to stop struggling against reality. The ability to surrender requires transcending the egoic temptation to force things in order to get what you want.
February 21, 2022

Do It Anyway!

When we feel like crap emotionally, it is virtually effortless to go into a state of complete inaction. We just want to blow everything off, vegetate and mope. And that becomes a downward spiral of feeling worse and more immobilized.