Sean van Staden
Columnist
3 minute read
28 Feb 2021
8:00 am

Developing mental strength can lift your performance to the next level

Sean van Staden

Mental toughness is a skill you can develop and work on daily.

Top athletes like veteran Proteas cricketer Faf du Plessis must be able to perform under pressure, which requires mental strength. Picture: Gallo Images

I hope you have enjoyed the month-long journey we have taken on how to take your sports performance to the next level in terms of personal evaluation, sports science training and nutrition, and today we will look at how to develop mental grit. What does it mean to have mental strength and how do you get it? Athletes all over the country are feeling vulnerable about themselves and their ability, and they fear for their future with time lost due to Covid lockdown putting them at a disadvantage. Such fears are valid and the world as we know it might...