This book outlines how you can gain the necessary mental resolve and determination to overcome any of life's challenges. If you've read personal development books before some of the themes will be familiar - chapters cover such topics as the nature of mental resistance, quality of thought, taking the right action, developing consistency and talent as well as getting focused and learning how to think differently.
What sets Mental Strength apart from other similar books? For a start it is written in plain English. It's not full of psychobabble or dodgy new age techniques.
More importantly the author is not a guru - he's an ordinary guy who has achieved his dreams and is writing from experience. The methods illustrated in the book are proven. There are plenty of Iain's personal anecdotes (both martial arts and other situations) along the way to show how each idea is used in real life. Indeed on a number of occasions throughout the book I thought to myself "Hey, that sounds exactly like me!"
Mental Strength is written in a non patronising style. The tone of the book is more like chatting to a good mate down the pub than listening to some overpaid "expert".
Achieving goals isn't just about sitting there doing your affirmations. You have to get up and take action. Your first task after deciding what you want to do is to overcome resistance and develop your mental strength to proceed. Iain Abernethy's book shows you how and should be an essential addition to your collection. The lessons to be learned in the book are applicable both inside and outside the dojo. A great read.