177 Mental Toughness Secrets of the World Class by Steve Siebold is a very informative and insightful book. I too only wish that I would have known about this book sooner, but at least I know now. The following are some passages of the book that I found very helpful and that resonated with me (and to share with others a glimpse of this great information):
Pg. 60 secret #28: Champions are Comeback Artists: I enjoy how the author gives helpful tidbits on examples of people that have pulled themselves up by their bootstraps. The fact that he lists this lesson as perserverance on the physical plane, toughness on the mental plane, and artistry on the spiritual place is very inspiring.
pg. 114 secret #70: The Great Ones are Products of their Own Imagination: The author mentions who champions combine action with imagination. The action step is really fun as well (he encourages you to allow your imagination to run wild with ideas of your perfect life).
Pg. 155 secret #99: The Great Ones are Aware of their Limitless Potential: This statement really stood out for me because I watched a really fun movie called Limitless that starred Bradley Cooper less than two months ago. The "Limitless" movie illustrated the potential realities possible when unlimited potential is tapped into. This is similiar to the message that I believe that author is trying to send with this secret when he emphasizes that champions wake up one day and realize that their possibilities and potentials that symbolize the unlimited arena.
Pg. 193 secret #124: The World Class Believes in Self-Reliance: Steve mentions how the core of fullfillment comes from within yourself and that the world class learns to rely on themselves to get the answers from within.
Pg. 196 secret #126: Champions are Bold and Daring Visionaries: Mr. Siebold mentions why the importance of keeping on your vision. The recommended action step is also very exciting: He mentions a plan to make a commitment to create the ultimate vision for your life in the next 30 days, and he gives the eight life components as a guidepost. The eight life components is very enlightening for me because I have been frequently getting the feeling to implement my vision, and thanks to coming across secret #126 I now am aware the areas of my life that are beneficial for that vision (some of the helpful areas Steve recommends are faith/spiritual, social/cultural and personal development).
I am a naturally emotionally tough person, and yet this book gave me some insights on how to take my mental fortitude further. However, this book is beneficial for all levels of mental toughness.