Zero Regrets: Be Greater Than Yesterday

Zero Regrets: Be Greater Than Yesterday

by Apolo Ohno
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Zero Regrets: Be Greater Than Yesterday 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Kgmoneycash More than 1 year ago
Zero Regrets by Apolo Ohno is a fantastic book. The book relates great to any athletes who are trying to become something great. The major theme of the book is to pursue something that your passionate about, dedicated your self entirely to it, and then have zero regrets about what you did. Apolo makes it very clear that if you not going to do something 110 percent, why do it at all? That's where the "zero regrets" really comes from. I enjoyed reading this book the entire way through, as an athlete myself, and actually learned multiple things from it. The respect and gratitude Apolo shows for all of the people that helped make him who he is, and his father of course, is very remarkable. I recommend this book to anyone who has played a sport, or is playing one right now and is trying to be someone special. The book is not just about speed skating, its much more than that. Overall a great read!
TiggieCA More than 1 year ago
ZERO REGRETS: BE GREATER THAN YESTERDAY succeeds not merely as a compelling memoir, but as an inspiring motivational guide to mental and physical strength, personal and professional reward, through the pursuit of zero regrets. I loved reading it, particularly the love, respect, admiration, and gratitude Apolo has for his amazing dad, Yuki Ohno. Mr. Ohno himself is an inspiration, and we can all do well to learn from his wisdom, his constant and unconditional love, and unwavering support as Apolo's "hero, best friend, coach, mentor, Dad." Short track speed skating serves as the dramatic medium for Apolo's profound and powerful message; fraught with unforeseen challenges at every turn, seemingly insurmountable obstacles--and in Apolo's case, amazing recoveries and brilliant victories--short track is the perfect metaphor for life, and Apolo the perfect example of living with zero regrets. In the prologue, Apolo states: "I did not want to write a book out of some sense of self-indulgence, or perfectionism, or self-adoration. No. Instead, I simply wanted to make plain what I have learned along my path in the hope that my journey would encourage others to strive for what is needed, to reach for the unreachable, to recognize that everyone makes mistakes but the point is to bounce back stronger." Thank you, Apolo and Mr. Ohno, for sharing so much of yourselves and what you have learned, and encouraging us and inspiring us to be greater than yesterday in this moving, beautifully written book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i loved this boooooooooooook!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down. It is written with such honesty, warmth and inspiration. I respect Apolo for all that his is. It is evident that Apolo is a very bright person with perserverance like no other. The relationship he has with his father is inspiring and touching. I have learned many lessons from this book that I can instill in my sons from a young age.
Girly28522 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book. Apolo does a wonderful job of opening up about his personal experiences and finding ways for the reader to relate to them as well. It is true that much of the first half of the book is comprised of stories that were discussed in Apolo's first book. However, I felt that the first book was more autobiographical in nature. In Zero Regrets, Apolo does go over details of his life that are already much publicized but he gets a lot more personal in his descriptions. He relates the stories from a different perspective and talks more openly and in depth about his emotions and how they had an effect on his choices and his career. I appreciated reading from this new perspective because not only does Apolo go into detail about the struggles he has faced but he also discusses how he was able to triumph over them and learn from his mistakes. I found Zero Regrets to be inspirational in reading how Apolo has succeeded despite the many low points he has encountered along the way. The book is also full of motivational quotes and tips that are simple and easy enough for us to apply in our own lives. For me, the book was very enlightening and it truly did motivate me to be the best version of myself that i could be. The personal experiences that Apolo shares with us allow us to learn what makes him such a great competitor, athlete, and person. I received the book in the midst of studying for my GRE exam and I was blessed that I did. Apolo's story and tips on mental clarity really helped me gain confidence and allowed me to put forth my best effort and trust in my abilities. I took my GRE's last week and I'm happy to say that with the inspiration from Apolo's book and using the techniques Apolo shares I was able to get just the score I needed for my applications. In fact I did better than I expected to. I will admit that half-way through the long exam I began to have doubts but using Apolo's advice I was able to stay on track and side-step these mental hurdles. And, I cant believe I'm admitting this but, on my way to the exam I began to feel the butterflies creep into my stomach and I started to get nervous/anxious about the test. I remembered what Apolo said about the yawning he does right before a race and how it relaxes him. I decided that if it worked for him I would give it a shot, I mean what did I have to lose other than a few seconds. To my surprise, it totally worked for me. After a minute or two I was calm, relaxed, focused and confident. Big thanks to Apolo for sharing with us his ups and downs and how we can learn and grow from our own experiences. Apolo's book has already made a difference in my life and I'm sure that it will have a positive affect on many more. I would definitely recommend this AMAZING book to anyone who is looking for ways to better themselves and truly be greater than yesterday. =)
TeamApolo More than 1 year ago
There's a reason I call myself TeamApolo @Twitter. It's not just because I like this guy, it's because I admire him. Apolo's book not only explains the sport of Short Track it explains how he came to this sport and what it has meant to him. He shares his doubts, insecurities, faults, and how he worked to overcome them and go on to become the most decorated American winter Olympian. That being said, you don't need to know anything about the sport because he explains it all so well. This isn't a book just about Short Track. It is so much more. Apolo has opened up on his personal life as well He shares the many problems facing his father while trying to raise a rebellious and talented child. I admire his father as well for not giving up but making his son choose his path and follow it with his whole heart This could have been a book written about all his wins, medals and accomplishments. Instead it is a warm and humble look at a young man who puts his father first and continues to acknowledge all those who have helped him throughout his life. I would recommend this book for all ages. It is most heartwarming and uplifting. I'll definitely read it again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've been a fan of Apolo Ohno since the 2002 Olympics. I admit he first caught my eye because of his looks, but I became a fan for life due to the class and grace with which he conducted himself during those Games. Since then he has proven time and again what a great role model he is for all ages, on and off the ice. I had the honor of meeting him at one of his book signings and he is truly one of the nicest, most pleasant and genuine people I've ever met. If possible, I admire this amazing young man even more after reading this book. He writes from the heart about his early life, competitions, and yes, even a bit about "Dancing with the Stars." He talks about his all-too-human struggles with injuries, self-doubt, fear, and frustration, and how he overcame these challenges with the help of his friends, coaches, advisors, and his amazing father. He proves that it doesn't matter where you come from; anyone can chase their dreams and improve their lives. Make no mistake, this is no sleazy kiss-and-tell type memoir. If you're looking for gossip, you won't find it here. Instead you'll find motivation and advice that you can apply to any aspect of life. He has a way of raising your spirits through his words; you just feel good after reading this book. And I definitely recommend listening to the audio version; listening to his story in his own voice is quite the treat. He is a natural storyteller and very articulate. The microphone loves him as much as the camera does. I would give this book and its author more than five stars if possible.
Tanya80 More than 1 year ago
I just bought the book yesterday. I am on Chapter 5, but the book has me awed, amazed, and completely involved in the struggles Apolo had to face as a young teen. He had to choose at such a early time in his life what he wanted to do and give it 110%. I won't say more but to go and buy the book! It is great inspiration for anyone who thinks that where he or she may come from may halt where he or she can go or accomplish in life. If you want it, go get it!
Boudicca_and_me More than 1 year ago
Whether you like Apolo Ohno for his athletic abilities or his dancing abilities you can't help but admire this guy. This is a great read filled with insight and heart and the right amount of humor thrown in. I most enjoyed his journey though childhood, adolescence and manhood and the lessons he learned. Apolo's explanations of each of his Olympic experiences was wonderful and I found myself getting lost in each race. Anyone who saw him dance will remember how easy he made it look and he writes about the dances and weeks leading up to his trophy the same way he writes about his races. This book is written with not just men or women in mind but for all who strive to reach their greatest potential. I also think it's great that he acknowledges all the people who have helped him along the way. I'm definitely going to read it again.
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