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In Pursuit of Excellenceby Terry Orlick
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Reach your potential Whether you are an athlete, a coach, or a promising high achiever in another walk of life, In Pursuit of Excellence provides the expert advice and proven techniques to help you fulfill your aspirations. Author Terry Orlick, an internationally acclaimed sport psychologist, has helped hundreds of Olympic and professional athletes maximize their performances and achieve their goals. In this fourth edition, Orlick provides new insights and a powerful step-by-step plan for you to develop your own personal path to excellence.
You'll learn to focus for excellence and high-quality living. You'll gain a more positive outlook, a more focused commitment, better ways of dealing with distractions, and strategies for overcoming obstacles. You'll also achieve greater personal and professional satisfaction and discover better ways to work with teammates, respond more effectively to coaching, and become more self-directed in your thoughts and actions.
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 with it--on and off the field.
Book News Annotation:
Orlick (human kinetics, U. of Ottawa, Canada), a sports psychologist, describes to readers how they can succeed in sports, school, career, and relationships using specific techniques he outlines. He discusses the importance of focus, commitment, mental readiness, positive images, confidence, distraction control, and ongoing learning, and illustrates applying these ideas through examples of well-known athletes who have achieved their goals. Other chapters cover self-examination, using intensity and relaxation, simulating success, self-hypnosis, having a positive perspective, setting everyday goals, facing challenges, and coaching. This edition has been updated and contains new chapters on deciding and choosing a path. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Internationally acclaimed sports psychologist Orlick provides new insights and a powerful step-by-step plan to help readers fulfill their aspirations. Both practical and inspirational, this book is a guide to daily living.
Athletes, coaches a high achievers in any walk of life will find that In Pursuit of Excellence provides the expert advice and proven techniques to help you fulfil their aspirations. Author Terry Orlick, an internationally acclaimed sport psychologist, has helped hundreds of Olympic and professional athletes maximise their performances and achieve their goals. In this fourth edition, Orlick provides new insights and a powerful step-by-step plan for developing a personal path to excellence.
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