We often talk about mental toughness in the sports world. We harp on the abstract idea of the “will to win.” We talk about visualizing success and then achieving it, of focusing solely on the task ahead and not letting any outside or unnecessary concerns get to us.What does it really mean to be mentally tough?In the sports world, where physicality rules, toughness is visible. It’s a player staying on the ice to continue blocking shots after breaking his leg or an athlete vowing to play in the Super Bowl two weeks removed from breaking an arm.But mental toughness? That’s less tangible.Mental toughness could mean staying positive despite a string of losses or practicing with the same energy every day despite the monotony of a workout. For some, mental toughness simply means getting out of bed.Every year since 2010, Bell has led an initiative called Bell Let’s Talk Day as a way to raise awareness, support and funds to aid mental health resources and research organizations in Canada. Bell uses social media to spread the word, and it donates 5 cents to mental health initiatives for every tweet that includes the #BellLetsTalk hashtag and every Facebook share of the Bell… Read full this story
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