The most common cause of failing to reach our professional and personal goals is hardwired in us: Humans instinctively focus on problems. Over millennia, our very survival relied on our ability to be alert to any potential dangers that could threaten our existence. But today this negativity bias significantly limits our potential and increases stress, pressure, and underperformance.
The one characteristic all phenomenally successful people share is mental toughness. Mentally tough people are better at making decisions more quickly and with better results. They possess the uncanny ability to control what goes on between their ears. Instead of allowing their minds to focus on their problems when adversity strikes, the most successful people have learned to direct their thoughts in a systematic manner that produces positive emotions and productive actions: they have a Relentless Solution Focus.
In this book, top performance coach Dr. Jason Selk—former Director of Mental Training for the World Series champions St. Louis Cardinals—and his colleague Dr. Ellen Reed provide the insight, tools, and proven step-by-step framework for you to do the same. When you have Relentless Solution Focus, you think better. Your decisions garner positive results. You take action and follow through—every time. And when you do get off track, you get back on with less effort and less drama. Weakness shrinks and strength grows, creating confidence and momentum, taking you and your team to higher levels of performance and achievement.
|Publisher:||McGraw Hill LLC|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)|
About the Author
Dr. Ellen Reed has worked side by side with Dr. Selk for 15 years, and has extensive experience in mental training for consistency, accountability, and execution in business, athletics, academics, and the performing arts. She helps business leaders and elite athletes reach their peak performance by developing the mental toughness necessary for success.
Table of Contents
Preface: Fighting Normal ix
Introduction: You Are Worth It xvii
Part I Recognize: Don't Start a Fight Wearing a Blindfold
1 PCX: The Greatest Obstacle to Mental Toughness 3
2 Expectancy Theory: That Which You Focus on Expands 21
3 Relentless Solution Focus: There Is Always a Solution-Always 39
Part II Replace: If It's Broken, Fix It
4 The Mental Chalkboard: Solving the "Real" Problem 63
5 The RSF Tool: Failure Fades When Quitting Isn't an Option 79
6 The Plus 1 Concept: Improvement over Perfection 103
Part III Retrain: When You Train, You Win
7 The Framework of Achievement: Vision + Integrity = Happiness 129
8 Perfection to Performance: Stop the Self-inflicted Beatings 161
9 The Mental Workout and Success Log: Train Yourself to Become Unstoppable 185
Epilogue: Attack 1 Thing 211