Mental Toughness is about thinking thoughts that serve your best interests and eliminating thoughts that don’t. Compartmentalization is the ability to isolate your thinking and direct your mental energy toward one problem at a time. I love America, and I’ve always been a great fan of our political system, but as the world gets more complex and problems become more sophisticated, we need to upgrade our thinking and adjust how we approach foreign and domestic issues. American politicians have been involved in sex scandals since this country’s inception, and it’s never going away. The list is endless, but some of the most recent violators to be burned at the political/sexual stake are President Bill Clinton, Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, Presidential hopeful and former Senator John Edwards, New York Governor Elliot Spitzer, and the most recent, South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford. If I started back with George Washington this post would be 20 pages long! (Don’t forget President John F. Kennedy) My point: It’s time to grow up, America. Politicians are elected to govern, make laws, create and enforce public policy and lead the country. I’m not condoning their private behavior nor do care what they do off the clock. Governor Mark Sanford has to anwer to his wife and family, and I have a feeling he’ll have his hands full doing that. Meanwhile, we’re in the middle of TWO WARS and the WORST economy since the great depression. If you want to hold politicians to a higher standard, lets focus the pressure on solving the challenges we’re facing as a nation, and let’s leave the moral issues to the families. Listen to this post and see if you agree. I’ll look forward to your comments. Steve Siebold ( 5:30)
Author and Professional Speaker since 1997. Past Chairman of the National Speakers Association's Million Dollar Speakers Group. Author of 11 books with 1.4 million copies in print.