adjective, tougher, toughest
1. Strong and durable; not easily broken or cut.
2. Not brittle or tender.
3. Difficult to masticate, as food:
a tough steak.
4. Of viscous consistency, as liquid or semiliquid matter:
5. Capable of great endurance; sturdy; hardy:
6. Not easily influenced, as a person; unyielding; stubborn:
a tough man to work for.
From Jay Bilas – “Toughness”
“I know that I am capable of true toughness. I believe we are all
capable of exhibiting the kind of toughness valued and
emphasized in this book.
I also accept that I am not as tough as I want to be, and that I
have to continue to strive, every day, to be tougher — for
myself, my team, and my family. Toughness isn’t about
bravado. It is about meeting challenges head-on and not
shrinking from them.
And when I get knocked down, I strive to be tough enough to
get up and keep fighting. Based upon the principles in this
book, those that I have learned from so many great people in
my life, I know that I am tougher than I used to be, and I can
and will be tougher tomorrow than I am today.
We can all be tougher, and we can be tougher together.”