Although a layman in such matters, I’ve recognized mental toughness in others when seeing it in action and have marvelled as emotional strength made its presence felt.
The Sochi Winter Olympics are now history, and our Canadian competitors did us proud, treating us to golden moments, silver linings and bronze delights—all cause for celebration. Sure, some athletes’ dreams completely dissolved, while others’ hopes melted into the consolation of lesser success.
Freakish tumbles and falls and lower than expected scores no doubt hammered the psyche and gnawed away at the confidence of certain of those athletes who had worked long and hard to get where they were. Who could blame them for feeling dejected and wallowing in the emotional blues!
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