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

In Pursuit of Excellence How to Win in Sport and Life Through Mental Training In Pursuit of Excellence offers a prescriptive and practical means of gaining a competitive edge on or off the field through mental training Athletes coaches and professionals will develop a positiv

  • Title: In Pursuit of Excellence: How to Win in Sport and Life Through Mental Training
  • Author: Terry Orlick
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 365
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • In Pursuit of Excellence offers a prescriptive and practical means of gaining a competitive edge on or off the field through mental training Athletes, coaches, and professionals will develop a positive outlook and focused commitment, overcome obstacles, improve performance, and achieve higher quality living.

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    • Suzy Marnell says:

      When I moved to the Olympic Training Center in 1997, this was a book that I was given by my coach. It was really great, not just for sports, but for any kind of mental training. It was the first book I ever read "actively", and by that I mean that I wrote in: underlining, making notes, etc. I still refer back to it all the time when I needmotivation. Wonderful book!

    • LucNolin says:

      In Pursuit of ExcellenceTerry Orlick“Who cares what others think?Their thinking can’t hurt you. You don’t have to be a hero. You can be whoever you want to be. Just being, with no pretense, it’s fine.”. This quote is just one of many that makes you strive for excellence by helping to train your mind, by mentally training you to become great in sports and in everyday life.In Pursuit of Excellence, by Terry Orlick, who is a sport psychologist, writes a nonfiction book about personal expe [...]

    • Damon Barnhurst says:

      Recently a friend has introduced me to a set of cds, and while listening to one of them it reminded me of this book I read while pursuing my masters degree. I was really into this book. I took chapter notes etc. I did a presentation to my classmates about the book. I borrowed it from the instructor and now I want to get my hands on it again to reread it. The power of positive thought processes is the core of the message.

    • David says:

      Got this book when I was a cross country runner in college. With this book I was able to get my time down and even received an award for Most Improved Runner. At the beginning my times were around 35-36 minutes. My personal best at the last college meet I ever had was 27 minutes 21 seconds. True testament to how good this book is.

    • Jess says:

      Written by a sport psychologist, this book is written primarily to help athletes enhance their performance, but I found a lot of value that can be applied to other aspects of life. Chapters on goal setting and positive imagery were most beneficial for me.

    • Juanan Ruiz says:

      Terry Orlick es una autoridad en Psicología del Deporte que ha ayudado a cientos de deportistas olímpicos a alcanzar sus metas, además de trabajar también con cirujanos, artistas o astronautas. No puedo decir que me haya leído realmente el libro, le di una lectura rápida hace un año en una biblioteca y otra más rápida hace unos días en con un montón de páginas arrancadas 🙂Este libro está relacionado con el concepto de “Fluir” del que ya os he hablado en este blog y también [...]

    • Rob Bell says:

      A top notch sport psychology book

    • Zac P. says:

      In the book In Pursuit of Excellence, by Terry Orlick the author is trying to give athletes and also just regular peoople advice about how to push through certain situations and how to bring the best out of yourself in given situations. Also, in this book the author gives you the ability to rate yourself on certain things and in the things that you dont do to good on when you rate yourself, he tells you to go out and work on these certain things because it will make you a lot better than you wer [...]

    • Ka says:

      If you're the type who recognises the similarities between succeeding in sports and other areas of life, then Terry Orlick's "In Pursuit of Excellence" is a book that you will definitely want to have on your to-read list.As a sports psychologist, Orlick takes us through different case studies and explains how an individual's psychological state plays a fundamentally important role in determining success. While Orlick draws from many examples involving athletes, the lessons that he leaves us with [...]

    • Richard says:

      The author reritorates the need for positivity within preformance and gives the reader a chance of self evaluation. The book itself presents itself as a basic argument for positivity and focus, which you can achieve by looking at your past preformances and learning from it, (what works well, what doesnt) and then acting upon the feedback you have gained through this exercise. Content of the book also covers self imagery and distraction (external or internal). Above all the book provides you with [...]

    • Susan Csoke says:

      In this fabulous coffee table book the reader will learn simple ways to excel in life. It explains how to turn challenges into opportunities in every aspect of lifes lessons.The choice of focus. Perspective is everything. Commitment. How to turn off worries. How to cope with overload. Managing stress, learning self control and so much more. AN EXCELLENT READ!!!!! THANK YOU FIRSTREADS FOR THIS FREE BOOK!!!!!

    • Grace says:

      I read this awhile ago for a sports physiology class. I definitely remember liking it and didn't find it boring or tedious. The author had also been involved in fencing and I've met and know some of the athletes and coaches that he mentioned in the book which was rather exciting, seeing as fencing is never mentioned in anything. We also have some of his CD's lying around the fencing center

    • Sue says:

      Given to me by my friend's Uncle Terry. He's an accomplished Sports Psychologist and travels all over the world to work with athletes and olympians etc to maintain focus and sharpness under pressure and much more I presume. I'm sure it will help with my own focus in forms of training i'm enduring. I just started it, but so far so good.

    • Mat Rueter says:

      I used all that down time to my advantage and would be telling myself not only that was I going to come out of this super rested and super motivated but also that my training was going to benefit from the time off.

    • Jude says:

      I really enjoyed this - to get the most out of it you need to read it a few times. The first time is just for pleasure - the next few times you can take more out of it.If you struggle sometimes with finding you or keeping your focus on something - the strategies work well.

    • Joe Dawson says:

      A solid, useful book by a leading sport psychologist. Easy read.

    • Isabella Burke says:

      Exactly what it says on the cover. Probably not interesting to everyone - I think the message here was FOCUS ON YOUR GOAL. Check.

    • Melanie says:

      I really didn't like this book at all. His approach to psychology in sport didn't help me and he seemed so wordy. Not my thing!

    • Dwayne Harapnuik says:

      Foundational ideas in sport psychology. Should be in every coach and athletes bookshelf

    • Nkoyo says:

      I read this book during my senior year of college and enjoyed the principles and motivation it gave me.

    • Comelibros says:

      Este libro enseña a desarrollar un punto de vista más positivo, para lograr alcancanzar las obligaciones. Muy bueno para deportistas.

    • Lindsey says:

      This is an essential book for athletes in all sports. I have read it on more than one occassion.

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