My example is for hunting MN whitetails, but since this thread is about mental toughness, I think it still applies. Here in central MN, our archery season is about 105 days long, and mature bucks are almost non-existant. The average age for deer killed in MN is 1 1/2 yrs, and the area I live and hunt in is the most heavily pressured area in the state. Most years I'll hunt on average 100 days. What keeps me going is that I tell myself this each day 'If I don't go hunting today, I could miss that one opportunity of the season, and that would make all the previous days hunting a waste of time'. Granted, I do enjoy just being out there, but some days are harder than others to get out of bed.