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Mental Toughness Self-Evaluation

Iron Camp Grit Test

Purpose:This self-assessment is designed to measure your level of grit, which is the passion and perseverance to achieve long-term goals. Understanding your grit level can help in cultivating resilience, stamina, and endurance to navigate challenges and thrive in your training at Iron Camp.

Instructions:Rate yourself on the following

statements from 1 to 5, where:

  • 1 = Not like me at all

  • 2 = Not much like me

  • 3 = Somewhat like me

  • 4 = Mostly like me

  • 5 = Very much like me


  1. New ideas and projects sometimes distract me from previous ones.(Rate from 1-5) _______

  2. Setbacks don’t discourage me; I bounce back quickly.(Rate from 1-5) _______

  3. I have difficulty maintaining my focus on projects that take more than a few months to complete.(Rate from 1-5) _______

  4. I am diligent and never give up.(Rate from 1-5) _______

  5. I have achieved a goal that took years of work.(Rate from 1-5) _______

  6. I often set a goal but later choose to pursue a different one.(Rate from 1-5) _______

  7. I am a hard worker.(Rate from 1-5) _______

  8. I have confidence that I will achieve my dreams, even when faced with significant obstacles.(Rate from 1-5) _______

  9. I get distracted easily when trying to focus on long-term goals.(Rate from 1-5) _______

  10. I have overcome setbacks to conquer an important challenge.(Rate from 1-5) _______


  • Reverse score items 1, 3, 6, and 9. (e.g., 5 becomes 1; 4 becomes 2; etc.)

  • Sum all the scores to get your total grit score. The highest possible score is 50, and the lowest is 10.


  • 40-50: Exceptionally gritty. You are determined, focused and resilient. Keep leveraging this strength to meet your long-term goals.

  • 30-39: Above average grit. With a bit of improvement, you can significantly enhance your ability to persevere and achieve your long-term ambitions.

  • 20-29: Moderate grit. Consider developing strategies to enhance your focus and resilience to achieve success.

  • 10-19: Emerging grit. Explore practices to build more resilience, focus, and steadfastness to enhance your long-term goal achievement.

Action Steps:Reflect on the areas where you scored lower. Develop strategies and set specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART) goals to enhance those aspects of your grit. Implement daily practices, seek feedback, and adjust your strategies as needed.

Remember, at Iron Camp, you're not alone in this journey. We are committed to fostering an environment of growth and resilience and are here to support you every step of the way to refine and harness your grit for optimum performance and achievement.

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