Your source of strength comes from your mind. That may seem like a radical suggestion, after all, a person's power is greater when they are more muscular. So how is it possible that your source of strength comes from your mind?
If you look at things scientifically, the amount of muscular contraction is derived from your nervous system, which gets triggered by the brain. So the original source is the brain, where it sets everything in motion.
So, said in another way, your body is actually mental.
Depending on how much "effort" is applied is determined by the perceived efffort.
This is an idea I have been contemplating for a long time about what exactly is mental toughness.
I looked at what Navy SEALS did, I looked at what Shaolin Monks did, and athletes. I looked at a bunch of different areas trying to figure out what exactly is mental toughness.
I took me awhile to nail it down to a simple formula.
When you have a formula you can better understand it. You can use that as a framework so that when a situation comes up, where you need to be mentally tough you can recall the formula to figure out how you can utilize it.
What is mental toughness?
About the blog
Luke Siljander began training with Master Wang in 2007. He and Master Wang want to share the value of Kung Fu.
Kung Fu is about the application of hard work throughout your life to better yourself and to gain mastery over your body and mind.