65 Mental Toughness Quotes On Success In Life

These mental toughness quotes will inspire you. Mental toughness isn’t about getting an incredible dose of inspiration or courage.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging mental toughness quotes, mental toughness sayings, and mental toughness proverbs.

Best Mental Toughness Quotes

  1. “In terms of instilling the values of mental toughness and work ethic, discipline is the gift that keeps on giving.” ~ William Baldwin
  2. “Mental toughness is many things and rather difficult to explain. Its qualities are sacrifice and self-denial. Also, most importantly, it is combined with a perfectly disciplined will that refuses to give in. It’s a state of mind-you could call it character in action.” ~ Vince Lombardi , Mind mental toughness quotes
  3. “Every quarterback can throw a ball; every running back can run; every receiver is fast, but that mental toughness that you talk about translates into competitiveness.” ~ Tom Brady
  4. “Concentration and mental toughness are the margins of victory.” ~ Bill Russell

  5. “Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.” ~ Bobby Knight
  6. “The most important attribute a player must have is mental toughness.” ~ Mia Hamm
  7. “Mental toughness is essential to success.” ~ Vince Lombardi
  8. “Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” ~ Michael Jordan

  9. “Mental Toughness is doing the right thing for the team when it’s not the best thing for you.” ~ Bill Belichick
  10. “I found that to build mental toughness, you need to inconvenience yourself. The early morning runs, if you hate early mornings. The late night runs, if you hate late nights. The snowy cold, the worst conditions you can get, put yourself in those and really make it inconvenient and you start to get a genuine expectation of winning for the price you have to pay.” ~ Chael Sonnen
  11. “Mental toughness is many things. It is humility because it behooves all of us to remember that simplicity is the sign of greatness and meekness is the sign of true strength. Mental toughness is spartanism with qualities of sacrifice, self-denial, dedication. It is fearlessness, and it is love.” ~ Vince Lombardi , Mental toughness quotes strength
  12. “Champions are made from something they have deep inside of them-a desire, a dream, a vison.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  13. “Tennis is all about mental toughness, and you have to keep your head in the game. I make time to relax away from competition pressures, travel and intense training schedules to make sure I’m looking after myself. Taking time out with family and friends helps to maintain the work-life balance everyone needs.” ~ Samantha Stosur
  14. “Competitive toughness is an acquired skill and not an inherited gift.” ~ Chris Evert
  15. “It was high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, ‘always do what you are afraid to do.'” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  16. “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.” ~ Calvin Coolidge

  17. “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger
  18. “What makes you really come together under pressure is determination and focus and toughness.” ~ Debi Thomas
  19. “Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” ~ Calvin Coolidge
  20. “There is nothing more common than unsuccessful men with talent.” ~ Joe Strummer
  21. “During inflation, Goodwill is the gift that keeps on giving.” ~ Warren Buffett

  22. “Creativity is the gift that keeps on giving.” ~ Eric Maisel
  23. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a cash advance.” ~ Alton Brown
  24. “We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  25. “It’s amazing how much of this is mental. Everybody’s in good shape. Everybody knows how to ski. Everybody has good equipment. When it really boils down to it, it’s who wants it the most, and who’s the most confident on his skis.” ~ Reggie Crist
  26. “If you aren’t fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.” ~ Vince Lombardi

  27. “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.” ~ Calvin Coolidge
  28. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Watch your step.” ~ Thomas S. Monson
  29. “It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, – always do what you are afraid to do.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  30. “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” ~ Calvin Coolidge
  31. “To achieve success, whatever the job we have, we must pay a price” ~ Vince Lombardi

  32. “If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” ~ Michael Jordan
  33. “Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.” ~ Lance Armstrong
  34. “A lot of people are afraid to tell the truth, to say no. That’s where toughness comes into play. Toughness is not being a bully. It’s having backbone.” ~ Robert Kiyosaki
  35. “I run to see who has the most guts.” ~ Steve Prefontaine

  36. “People think SEALs are cold-blooded, heartless, wound-up, brainwashed killers. They imagine you can just point a SEAL in a direction and say, ‘Go kill.’ The truth is you’re talking about a bunch of kind-hearted, jovial guys. The only thing that separates them is mental toughness.” ~ Howard E. Wasdin
  37. “To me, football is so much about mental toughness, it’s digging deep, it’s doing whatever you need to do to help a team win and that comes in a lot of shapes and forms.” ~ Tom Brady
  38. “Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory.” ~ Diane Arbus
  39. “You have to want it, you have to plan for it, you have to fit it into a busy day, you have to be mentally tough, you have to use others to help you. The hard part isn’t getting your body in shape. The hard part is getting your mind in shape.” ~ Amby Burfoot
  40. “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” ~ Will Rogers

  41. “Brains without competitive hearts are rudderless.” ~ Vince Lombardi
  42. “Mental toughness is a state of mind – you could call it ‘character in action.'” ~ Vince Lombardi
  43. “That taught me how to work harder. I learned all about mental toughness on the practice field. If things weren’t working out for me in high school, in college, early in my pro career, my solution was always to work harder and internalize. That way, whenever I got an opportunity, I was always prepared. See, there are a lot of guys who are all talk. They say they want to work harder and be the best, but they never pay the price. I love paying the price.” ~ Tom Brady
  44. “It takes energy, mental toughness and spiritual reinforcement to successfully deal with life’s opportunities, and to reach your objectives.” ~ Zig Ziglar
  45. “Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.” ~ Jerry Rice

  46. “Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision.” ~ Muhammad Ali
  47. “Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles.” ~ Alex Karras
  48. “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” ~ Albert Einstein
  49. “Teams do not go physically flat, they go mentally stale.” ~ Vince Lombardi
  50. “From my father’s side I got the strength, the mental toughness, the heart, the courage.” ~ Mariano Rivera

  51. “There’s a confidence and a mental toughness that comes from the very highest level of competition, whatever the sport is. Whether it’s boxing or wrestling, or whatever.” ~ Joe Rogan
  52. “I’ve got a couple of things over [ Wladimir Klitschko]: He wouldn’t spar with me when I went to the camp and I beat him in a mental toughness competition in the sauna.” ~ Tyson Fury
  53. “Mental toughness is Spartanism, with all its qualities of self-denial, sacrifice, dedication, fearlessness, and love.” ~ Vince Lombardi
  54. “I wish I could say someone taught me my mental toughness, it would have been a lot less painful.” ~ Kurt Warner

  55. “Mental Toughness: The ability to consistently perform toward the upper range of your talent and skill regardless of the competitive circumstances.” ~ James E. Loehr
  56. “The 3 key components for success are as follows: Psychological Preparedness Physical Conditioning Mental Toughness” ~ Chuck Norris
  57. “I consider myself a decent athlete but when I started to train martial arts like Kung Fu, I realised it had nothing to do with how athletic you are. It’s all mental. It’s what you know, how you use it and your mental toughness and composure. It’s incredible.” ~ Channing Tatum
  58. “Mental toughness must be developed before you start fighting because you don’t want to be that guy who quits in the ring.” ~ Forrest Griffin

  59. “Fighting teaches you a lot about yourself. When you fight you are in a situation where failure can happen. This chance of failure forges your character in many ways and makes you realise how mentally tough you have to be as a fighter. This mental toughness will transfer into your everyday life, giving you drive and a clear concise attitude, where giving up is not an option” ~ Daniel Hudson
  60. “Over the years, I have pushed myself mentally and I have pushed myself physically. A lot of people say, ‘John Havlicek never gets tired.’ Well, I get tired. It’s just a matter of pushing myself. I say to myself, ‘He’s as tired as I am; who’s going to win this mental battle?’ It’s just a matter of mental toughness.” ~ John Havlicek
  61. “Wrestling has positively impacted my life in many ways, but perhaps the one singular thing that I gained from wrestling that stands out the most is ­ wrestling provided me with the opportunity to learn mental toughness!” ~ Leroy Kemp
  62. “We talk about mental toughness all the time. That’s the biggest thing good teams have, that they can overcome adversity.” ~ Bryan Murray

  63. “I think we’ve bounced back and really been resilient. Even after a bad period, we take over and we seem like we’re on a mission. That comes with leadership and experience and a lot of things. A lot of it is mental toughness and resiliency in the situation you’re at, just trusting in your teammates.” ~ Mike Fisher
  64. “When you are rowing well and hard, the rhythm of the stroke takes over. It drives your days and restores your nights. It imparts cadence and direction. You feel like you and the boats are one, you feel that no obstacle will put up any more resistance than the water does to your oars, you feel that hard work and grit and mental toughness will always win it for you in the end.” ~ Barry S. Strauss
  65. “Success is a combination of effort, talent and hard work. There’s got to be hard work and mental toughness. It’s not just one thing that gets you there it’s an accumulation of things” ~ Brock Lesnar

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