How Champions Think: In Sports and in Life

Bob Rotella


In Circulation

Acclaimed sports psychologist Bob Rotella has advised everyone from professional golfers to NBA superstars to business executives on how to flourish under pressure and overcome challenges. Now, for the first time, he’s distilled his decades of in-depth research and practical experience into a potential-unlocking guide for everyone.

This exciting book is not a collection of Rotella’s theories; it consists of performance principles that have proven themselves in countless competitive situations, in arenas from which only the strongest minds emerge triumphant. It’s a book full of insights that you can learn and use the next morning—in the office, the classroom, or wherever your quest takes you—told not in abstractions, but through case studies and stories drawn from Rotella’s years teaching sports psychology, counseling athletes, and consulting for Fortune 500 companies. It explores how to keep the mind from holding you back, whatever your physical gifts or other talents. It’s about how to make a commitment, how to persevere, how to deal with failure—and how to train your mind to create a self-image that promotes confidence and accomplishment.

Any successful life starts with how you see yourself. And with these pearls of wisdom from the nation’s preeminent sports psychologist, you can learn to achieve the success of your dreams.

What will you learn from this book

  1. Mindset is Key: Rotella emphasizes the importance of mindset in achieving success. Champions possess a winning mindset characterized by confidence, focus, resilience, and a belief in their abilities.

  2. Focus on the Process: Successful individuals focus on the process rather than the outcome. They concentrate on executing their skills and strategies to the best of their ability, trusting that results will follow.

  3. Visualization: Visualization is a powerful tool used by champions to mentally rehearse success. By vividly imagining themselves achieving their goals, athletes can enhance their confidence and performance.

  4. Self-Belief: Champions have unwavering self-belief in their abilities. They cultivate a strong sense of self-confidence and resilience, even in the face of adversity or setbacks.

  5. Mental Toughness: Mental toughness is essential for success in sports and life. Champions possess the ability to stay calm under pressure, overcome challenges, and maintain focus and determination in pursuit of their goals.

  6. Positive Self-Talk: Rotella emphasizes the importance of positive self-talk in building confidence and resilience. Champions use affirmations and positive language to reinforce their belief in themselves and their abilities.

  7. Embracing Failure: Champions view failure as an opportunity for growth and learning rather than a setback. They embrace failure as a natural part of the journey toward success and use it as motivation to improve.

  8. Setting Goals: Goal-setting is a crucial aspect of achieving success. Champions set clear, specific, and achievable goals, both short-term and long-term, and develop plans to work toward them systematically.

  9. Adaptability: Champions are adaptable and resilient in the face of change. They embrace challenges, learn from setbacks, and adjust their strategies and approaches as needed to maintain peak performance.

  10. Passion and Purpose: Finally, champions are driven by passion and purpose. They have a deep love for what they do and a clear sense of why it matters, which fuels their motivation and commitment to excellence.

Language English
ISBN-10 1476788642
ISBN-13 9781476788647
No of pages 304
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Simon & Schuster Paperbacks
Published Date 02 Jun 2016

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Author : Bob Rotella


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