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True toughness involves far more than what most of us believe and has far greater influence on our success and fulfillment than we imagine. Toughness is defined by four interdependent elements: Character - who are you and are you secure in your identity? Capability - what are you able to do? Capacity - what are you able to withstand? And commitment - what are you willing to do?

Being truly tough is a genuine command over ourselves and an ever-increasing mastery of the mental, emotional, and physical elements that define us and determine the course of our lives. It gives us the fortitude, mindset, and tools to not simply survive adversity, but to thrive through it and in its wake. It gives us a broad and always expanding array of capabilities that create self-reliance and confidence, give us access to new opportunities and experiences, and allows us to contribute more than we consume. It ensures we understand who we truly are, and that we ultimately determine that identity and reinforce it daily with our choices and habits. And true toughness allows us to remain committed to our chosen path to achieve what we intend no matter what it is or how difficult the process.

This is not a chest-pounding call for "manly" activity, emotional sterility, and self-flagellation, but a guide to discover and develop our ultimate capacity to withstand adversity, to collect and build the mental and physical tools to accomplish the challenging and incredible, to find security in our identities and the confidence and resilience it engenders, and to become an active and positive contributor to the world at large.

Tough is an inspiring look deep into what makes us tough and why it matters, and provides the practical tools and steps to achieve genuine change in your life.

©2021 Greg Everett (P)2021 Greg Everett

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Articulately written and actionable

Greg has a profound presence in the sport of weightlifting, however this book isn't just for athletes. It's for anyone and everyone. It's so easy to understand and he provides actionable steps and resources for you to follow so you can truly take control of your life, emotionally, physically and mentally.

Love your work Greg, but miss your Weightlifting Life podcasts

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Brutally honest, excellent book

I have always loved Greg’s writing. This is a culmination of writing from an excellent sportsman, coach and above all: a decent human being.
Very worthwhile reading if you are ready to face the music of your shortcomings, and are prepared to change them

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Valuable resource, cuts through the BS surrounding toughness

As a firefighter-paramedic, I’ve thought about a recommended reading list for firefighters, and this book would 100% be on it. Its perspective is valuable for anyone, but especially so in a profession where the need for physical toughness is a given, but the mental and emotional elements that comprise truly being tough aren’t always identified or taught. Greg Everett gives these elements their due and presents practical steps readers can take to assess their own values and abilities, then to take action based on where they want to be.

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  • Sebastian Flores
  • 13-05-2021

Thorough and actionable

Greg does an amazing job breaking out the components of toughness in a way that allows any person to easily self-assess which components need work and how to address said weaknesses

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  • 17-04-2021

great info

hard pill to swallow but you'll need that. I highly recommend this book I'd listen to it again.

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