Smarten Up… Toughen Up… Play to WIN

| October 21, 2018


“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


Focus… Focus… Focus…

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An amazing thing happens when you stop to THINK!

Which, of course, is the whole point of The Time Prism… a tool that simply asks you to Turn On… Tune In… and Turn Up your performance.

By getting you to stop for a moment… take a breath… and THINK!

I assume you want to be more successful.

Why else would you be reading this?

So, take a moment to stop the chatter in your head, click the above play button, and focus your thoughts on this one characteristic of exceptional personal and professional success: Mental Toughness.

As the video emphasizes, “Mind Strength Determines The Quality of Your Life.”

Believe it.

Mental toughness presents itself differently in different people.

Some think of it as grit…

Others see it as resolve…

Maybe you think of it as resilience.

I personally love this definition gleaned from the online dictionary…

“Mental toughness is the ability to resist, manage and overcome doubts, worries, concerns, and circumstances that prevent you from succeeding, or excelling at a task or towards an objective or a performance outcome that you set out to achieve.”

We see this as the hallmark of personal and professional excellence… the result of your unconditional commitment to becoming the best you can possibly be… and then… stepping it up a notch or two higher!

It’s how all winners win. They certainly do not play the game to lose.

This means leaving nothing to chance.

So, my advice is simply this.

Look at your current level of success and decide if that is enough to make you happy. If it is, great, do more of that.

If not, look at your current level of personal performance and vow to keep your TQ in the 80-90 range.

Smarten Up... Toughen Up... Play to WIN

You can do a quick review right here right now… just run through your 10 Colors. How are yours today on a scale of 1 to 10?

  1. It requires a high level of physical and mental ENERGY to succeed.
  2. It requires an uncompromising focus on your MISSION.
  3. It requires a positive and proactive ATTITUDE to succeed.
  4. It requires real GOALS… not wishes with dates slapped on them.
  5. It requires solid PLANS… written into your schedule.
  6. It requires the ability to PRIORITIZE your actions based on the important.
  7. It requires the power to create strong inter-personal SYNERGY and teambuilding skills.
  8. It requires excellent ORGANIZATION.
  9. It requires the ability to OPTIMIZE your time… every minute of it.
  10. Finally, it requires the guts, tenacity, perseverance, fearlessness, hopefulness, and future-looking vision to take bold ACTION.

Scan these 10 attributes of exceptional personal power and decide if you are up to the challenges presented by your dreams and visions.

If most are burning hot, fix the ones that are not.

Move faster in the direction of your dreams.

This is the foundation of Mental Toughness.

If most are weak and faded, 5-6-7, you have a Mental Toughness decision.

Do you really want to WIN? Is there enough of what you want for you to pay the price?

If so, smarten up, toughen up, and play to win.

There is no “other” other way.



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E. R. Haas is CEO of the TQ Smart family of web sites including,,,, and hundreds of others.E. R. is a "serial entrepreneur" and has created over 20 different businesses in software, manufacturing, finance, publishing and many other areas.He is married to Jan Haas who shares his interest in model railroading, gardening, and traveling by train. Together, they have 5 grown children, 9 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.

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