How to Win in Sport and Life Through Mental Training
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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.
Youll learn to focus for excellence and high-quality living. Youll gain a more positive outlook, a more focused commitment, better ways of dealing with distractions, and strategies for overcoming obstacles. Youll 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 iton and off the field.
Terry Orlick, PhD, is a world-renowned leader in the applied field of mental training and excellence. A former gymnastics champion and coach, Orlick has served as a sport psychology consultant for the past 28 years to hundreds of Olympic athletes in more than 25 different sports, including alpine skiing, canoeing, figure skating, basketball, and ski jumping. He has acted as a performance enhancement consultant and mental skills coach for several Olympic Games, as well as a consultant for various professional and developmental teams.
Former president of the International Society for Mental Training and Excellence, Orlick has authored more than 20 highly acclaimed books, including Embracing Your Potential (1998) and Psyching for Sport (1986). He has created innovative programs for children and youth to develop humanistic perspectives and positive mental skills for living, and his two books The Cooperative Sports and Games Book (1978) and Feeling Great: Teaching Children to Excel at Living (1998) have had great impact on children and their quality of life.
Orlick is a professor in the School of Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa, Canada, and founder of the innovative new Journal of Excellence. He holds distinguished service awards from numerous Olympic and education associations, as well as a certificate of merit from the Canadian government for distinguished service to the community. He has given lectures on the pursuit of excellence in virtually every corner of the world. Orlick lives with his family at Meech Lake, Quebec. His leisure activities include trail running, kayaking, and experiencing daily simple joys with his friends and family.