CD’s Mental Toughness Blog

November 29, 2022

Going Off: Getting in The Gap

Imagine that your brain has two settings, ON and OFF. We're quite familiar with the ON. It's how we spend the vast majority of our existence. And thank God for the ON, for if we didn't have the ability to think, we'd be totally dysfunctional. But there's a whole other realm to be explored. The OFF. Also referred to as the discontinuity, or The Gap, it's a magical state where we transcend thought and enter the world of infinite possibilities. The realm of pure potentiality.
November 22, 2022

The Peaceful Warrior Mentality

A great definition of enlightenment: having a mind that is open to everything while being attached to nothing.
November 15, 2022

The Big Game of Hide and Seek

"Each of us is an aperture through which the universe observes itself; only the game we're playing is to not know that."
October 4, 2022

The Infinity Cafe

How do you most profoundly want to USE your life?
October 4, 2022

Anxiety = LIE (always)

If you ever have anxiety about something, you have faulty beliefs about it. Here's one of the most fundamental and powerful Mental Toughness disciplines or exercises that you can use to upgrade your state when you're feeling low...
September 27, 2022

Mental Prep

Before you engage in any important event or performance, take a few moments and intentionally put yourself into a super solid state of mind. Get fired up. Get relaxed. Get focused. Get certain. Get into your expert self.
September 20, 2022

What’s The Shot I Know I Got?

There's one very specific moment that is SO critical to success in the game of golf. It's the moment when the players decide what shot to play. Golfers, even at the highest levels, often do not decide on the shot they are going to execute... We are capable of existing in the decision state regardless of the fact that there are variables beyond our control.
September 13, 2022

Blissfully Detached from Outcome

The true mental warriors in life combine two ingredients in their success recipe: 1. Absolute commitment to cause. 2. Total surrender to outcome.
August 30, 2022

The Shelf-Life of Commitment

I've established that we create all of our psychological or emotional STATES with our thinking, and that one of the most powerful states that we can create for performance is the ALL IN state - which is infinitely committed.