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Early this year, NCAA basketball analyst and practicing business lawyer, Jay Bilas, revealed his thoughts on self discipline, self learning (team orientation), and self confidence. His reveal was made through the publication of his book, “Toughness: Developing True Strength On and Off the Court“.
Being tough does not mean being hard, dominating, or undefeated. Tough means prevailing over adversity, bending and bouncing back regardless of the situation and being persistent in the pursuit of excellence. To achieve great things or excel takes toughness whether in sports, business, or life. To be tough requires being:
– Self aware
– Engaging and communicative
– Hopeful and optimistic
Good coaches and bosses constantly promote and instill the importance and necessity of these character traits and attributes. The more a culture reflects and reinforces these attitudes and motivation the higher performing a person, team, and organization becomes. Tough people achieve and excel. They learn with and adapt quickly to the challenges they encounter.
Published by Penguin Books, 2013