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Athlete’s mental toughness as important as physical strength, say sport psychologists

Athlete’s mental toughness as important as physical strength, say sport psychologists

Don’t Even Think About It: Former baseball player Ray Knight said, ‘Concentration is the ability to think about absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary’ and very succinctly summed up about half of the tenets of sport psychology. Much-loved Longhorn and coaching legend Darrell Royal summed up the other half when he stated, ‘Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.’

Resilience is key to thriving rather than just surviving, says expert

Resilience is key to thriving rather than just surviving, says expert

Houston’s M.D. Anderson Cancer Center sees, treats and studies about 80,000 adult and pediatric patients a year. If you ask a doctor there how most patients handle the battle with cancer, you’ll find that it’s a little like asking how most people handle marriage or getting an MBA.