April 28, 2024

Special Edition: How's Your Mental Resilience?

Dear Uncommon Leaders, 

This week, we have a special edition Sunday Nugget from one of our Uncommon coaches, Anthony Perdrix! I hope you are inspired,motivated and challenged to grow yourself this week!

Your Sunday Nugget

This Week's Question:

On a scale from 1 to 10, how would you rate your mental resilience?

This Week's Challenge: 

Every year, I challenge myself by participating in a 140 mile Ironman triathlon challenge, not only to enhance my physical prowess but also to fortify my mental resilience. It’s a year-long commitment to training, culminating in a race that tests the limits of human endurance.

Physical benefits of this rigorous training are evident in my improved stamina and strength. However, the most profound growth has occurred within my mind. The lessons learned have become invaluable, influencing both my personal life and business endeavors. Here are 3 of them:

1. I have learned to welcome discomfort. Discomfort is part of our life journey. We need to embrace it if we want to grow. Without discomfort, there can be no progress.

2. I improve my resilience in the face of adversity. Bad things happen in life to all of us. We need to learn to bounce back from life's inevitable setbacks.

3. I minimize distractions from my life. By eliminating distractions, I ensure that my priorities align with my most significant aspirations.

This week I challenge you to think about your own mental resilience. How can you train yourself to grow in this area? Stretch yourself this week!

This Week's Quote to Ponder:

“Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it’s less good than the one you had before. You can fight it, you can do nothing but scream about what you’ve lost, or you can accept that and try to put together something that’s good.” – Elizabeth Edwards

Anthony Perdrix
Executive and Leadership Coach
The Uncommon Influence Team


Until next week,


W. Kevin Harrison

Founder and Executive Coach

Uncommon Influence

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