Overview

Life is a performance whether you're on the field, in the courtroom, or running a household. But many of us, when asked to perform, are overcome by fear. We lose our confidence and allow our insecurities to hinder us. In The Fearless Mind, sports psychologist Craig Manning teaches you how to beat mediocrity and embrace greatness. With many years of experience as a pro tennis player, collegiate tennis coach, and doctor of philosophy, Dr. Manning will help you overcome your fears, expel anxiety, build confidence, ...
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The Fearless Mind

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Overview

Life is a performance whether you're on the field, in the courtroom, or running a household. But many of us, when asked to perform, are overcome by fear. We lose our confidence and allow our insecurities to hinder us. In The Fearless Mind, sports psychologist Craig Manning teaches you how to beat mediocrity and embrace greatness. With many years of experience as a pro tennis player, collegiate tennis coach, and doctor of philosophy, Dr. Manning will help you overcome your fears, expel anxiety, build confidence, and become a high-performing individual no matter what your field. Learn how to unlock your mind and reach your greatest dreams. There are many mental pathways to performance, but there is only one pathway to true success having a fearless mind.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599558745
  • Publisher: Cedar Fort, Incorporated/CFI Distribution
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 314,448
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

The Journey of Life vii

Introduction ix

The Dream 1

A Fearless Mind 3

High Performance 9

Deliberate Practice Defined 13

Four Components of Our Composition 17

Mediocrity 23

Midlife Crisis Phenomenon 27

Step 1 Motivation 33

A Good Start 35

Task vs. Ego Orientation 39

Stages of Development 43

Perfectionism 49

Fear 55

Performance Mindset Scale 59

Stories of Motivation 61

Step 2 Anxiety 69

Is Anxiety Good or Bad? 71

Overanalyzing 77

The Law of Attraction 81

High Anxiety in Our Society 83

Attending to Our Side 85

Control What We Can Control 89

Step 3 Concentration 91

Attentional Control 93

Attentional Control under Pressure 97

High Performing Athletes 101

Example from Star Wars 103

Step 4 Confidence 105

It's All About Confidence 107

Importance of Confidence 113

Confidence and Arrogance 115

Cockiness and Passiveness 121

Developing Confidence 125

The Power of Positive Thinking 127

Step 5 Decision Making 129

The Answer 131

Why Is Decision Making So Important? 137

Decision Making Experiences 139

Leveraging Strengths and Weaknesses 149

Finding the Zonev151

The Highest Level 153

The Power of Decision Making 155

Closing Remarks 159

About the Author 161

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