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In Pursuit of Excellence: How to Win in Sport and Life Through Mental Training

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Reach your highest goals! Whether you are an athlete, coach, or want to become a high achiever in another walk of life, In Pursuit of Excellence provides the expert advice and proven techniques to fulfill your aspirations. You'll learn how to develop a more positive outlook, focus your commitment, overcome obstacles to desired outcomes, and achieve greater personal and professional satisfaction. You'll also discover better ways to work with teammates, respond more effectively to coaching, and become more ...
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Overview

Reach your highest goals! Whether you are an athlete, coach, or want to become a high achiever in another walk of life, In Pursuit of Excellence provides the expert advice and proven techniques to fulfill your aspirations. You'll learn how to develop a more positive outlook, focus your commitment, overcome obstacles to desired outcomes, and achieve greater personal and professional satisfaction. You'll also discover better ways to work with teammates, respond more effectively to coaching, and become more self-directed in your thoughts and actions. Author Terry Orlick, an internationally acclaimed sport psychologist, has helped hundreds of Olympic athletes maximize their performances and achieve their goals. In this third edition, Orlick presents his special insights and experiences to help you make the most of your potential. He also identifies the Seven Essential Elements of Human Excellence and provides a step-by-step plan for proceeding along your personal path to excellence. Both practical and inspirational, In Pursuit of Excellence is a guide to daily living and motivation, as well as a road map to long-term achievement. Read it, use it, and win-on and off the field.

"...shows the reader how to focus upon commitment, overcome obstacles & achieve greater personal & professional satisfaction & gives a refined step-by-step procedure for planning a personal path to excellence."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736031868
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.01 (w) x 8.99 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Part I: Visions of Excellence
Chapter 1. The Wheel of Excellence
Chapter 2. A Journey to Excellence
Part II: Potential for Excellence
Chapter 3. Commitment to Excellence
Chapter 4. Focused Connection on Goals
Chapter 5. Meaningful Goals
Chapter 6. Positive Perspectives
Part III: Mental Preparation for Excellence
Chapter 7. Mission to Excellence
Chapter 8. Quest for Consistency
Chapter 9. Positive Images
Chapter 10. Relaxation and Intensity
Chapter 11. Distraction Control
Chapter 12. Simulation
Chapter 13. Enter the Zen Zone
Chapter 14. Self-Hypnosis
Chapter 15. Strategies Work for You
Part IV: Realizing Excellence
Chapter 16. Preventing Panic Situations
Chapter 17. Solving Problems With Coaches
Chapter 18. Building Team Harmony
Chapter 19. Learning From Setbacks
Chapter 20. Preventing Overload and Embracing Life
Chapter 21. From Hero to Zero and Back
Chapter 22. Choosing Self-Direction
References and Resources
Index
About the Author
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