So what constitutes real toughness?
How come some folks can persevere through tough times while others falter?
Toughness is a soldier in a far away land and fighting for his brothers.
Toughness is taking a stand when everyone else is against you.
Toughness is going hungry so that your kids may eat.
Toughness is everyone that survived the Bataan Death March
Toughness is a little kid fighting through cancer.
Toughness is Johnny Unitas playing a football game with a collapsed lung
Toughness is a boxer going out for the 12th round with a broken jaw
Toughness is a mother or father working 2 jobs to make ends meet
What else? There are, of course, many other examples. Think of these few examples when your motivation is starting to wane...