The Resource Psychology of champions : how to win at sports and life with the focus edge of super-athletes, James J. Barrell and David Ryback ; foreword by Gordie Howe

Psychology of champions : how to win at sports and life with the focus edge of super-athletes, James J. Barrell and David Ryback ; foreword by Gordie Howe

Label
Psychology of champions : how to win at sports and life with the focus edge of super-athletes
Title
Psychology of champions
Title remainder
how to win at sports and life with the focus edge of super-athletes
Statement of responsibility
James J. Barrell and David Ryback ; foreword by Gordie Howe
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: The first book to gather firsthand accounts of successful practices, and thinking habits, of sports legends and super-athletes-from across sports including football, baseball, basketball, boxing, golf, car-racing, and swimming-this work holds lessons that can power not only athletic success, but winning in any daily challenges of life or work. The result of years of research, Psychology of Champions offers the very personal words of star athletes who explain how they overcame such obstacles as fear, discouragement, and anxiety, and were able to move on to success. Each story-including from those of baseball great Ted Williams, basketball star Michael Jordan, football's famed Deion Sanders, and dozens more from across sports-is unique. Yet, the authors determine that, when all is said and done, the overriding variables accounting for the greatest success fall into three categories: motivation, confidence, and concentration. Barrell and Ryback spell out the rules for such success after each section in this absorbing book. The result is a book that not only entertains and educates us with firsthand accounts of ever-popular sports heroes, but also instructs athletes, amateur or professional, and arguably anyone with a goal to achieve in work or life. In-the-moment accounts reveal just what to do in various critical periods of sports competition-from being at bat in baseball, to making an instantaneous decision as a quarterback, firing the winning basket in the dying moments of a game, or launching the winning move in boxing or judo. Barrell and Ryback draw the lessons together in what they term The Focus Edge mindset. That mindset-and this book-says one former Olympian, take greatness and make it accessible to you and me
Action
committed to retain for EAST
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barrell, James J
Index
index present
LC call number
GV706.4
LC item number
.B36 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ryback, David
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sports
  • Success
  • Achievement motivation
  • Athletics
  • Achievement motivation
  • Athletics
  • Sports
  • Success
Label
Psychology of champions : how to win at sports and life with the focus edge of super-athletes, James J. Barrell and David Ryback ; foreword by Gordie Howe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [187]-189) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What fuels our fires -- Big goals -- How challenges motivate the super-athlete -- Little goals : the aim in competition -- Results of process -- Comparing the goals of super-athletes with others -- Believing in yourself -- What the super-athletes say about confidence -- When confidence is lacking ... how to build it -- Putting confidence to work -- Being in the moment -- What super-athletes say about concentration -- Broad and narrow attention -- Inside that elusive "now-zone" -- Helpful rituals and visualizations -- Where it all comes together, under pressure -- How super-athletes deal with pressure -- Getting rid of your performance anxiety -- The focus edge formula for dealing with pressure -- Applying the focus edge mindset
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxxviii, 196 pages
Isbn
9780313354366
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2008008015
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)213133276
  • (OCoLC)ocn213133276
Label
Psychology of champions : how to win at sports and life with the focus edge of super-athletes, James J. Barrell and David Ryback ; foreword by Gordie Howe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [187]-189) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What fuels our fires -- Big goals -- How challenges motivate the super-athlete -- Little goals : the aim in competition -- Results of process -- Comparing the goals of super-athletes with others -- Believing in yourself -- What the super-athletes say about confidence -- When confidence is lacking ... how to build it -- Putting confidence to work -- Being in the moment -- What super-athletes say about concentration -- Broad and narrow attention -- Inside that elusive "now-zone" -- Helpful rituals and visualizations -- Where it all comes together, under pressure -- How super-athletes deal with pressure -- Getting rid of your performance anxiety -- The focus edge formula for dealing with pressure -- Applying the focus edge mindset
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxxviii, 196 pages
Isbn
9780313354366
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2008008015
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)213133276
  • (OCoLC)ocn213133276

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