Author: Karl Kuehl
Publisher: Ivan R Dee
Release Date: 2006-12
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Working from a vast combined experience in professional baseball, the authors have broken down the elements of mental toughness into an easily understood package. Not only baseball players but other athletes as well as managers, coaches, and parents can learn how elements like attitude, confidence, and the ability to focus and make adjustments are built and how they can help players reach their maximum performance. With a Foreword by Tony La Russa. "A must-read for future athletes and non-athletes alike." Mark McGwire."
Author: Peter Clough
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
Release Date: 2012-02-03
Genre: Business & Economics
Mental toughness is about how effectively individuals respond when faced with stress, pressure and challenge. Understanding this concept is essential to improving performance for both the individual and the organization, and this book, one of the first in the field to take a look at mental toughness as a serious discipline, teaches you how to assess mental toughness in individuals and organizations to drive performance, improve your own ability to cope with stress and apply a range of techniques required to recognize, use and develop mental toughness effectively. Full of sample exercises and case studies, this book also features the Mental Toughness Questionnaire - a unique self-assessment tool to determine your mental toughness score and what this means. Tracing its development from sports psychology into the world of health, education and business, Developing Mental Toughness takes a deep look at mental toughness and its application at the organizational level.
Author: Harvard Business Review
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
Release Date: 2017-12-19
Genre: Business & Economics
Come back from every setback a stronger and better leader If you read nothing else on mental toughness, read these ten articles by experts in the field. We've combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you build your emotional strength and resilience--and to achieve high performance. This book will inspire you to: Thrive on pressure like an Olympic athlete Manage and overcome negative emotions by acknowledging them Plan short-term goals to achieve long-term aspirations Surround yourself with the people who will push you the hardest Use challenges to become a better leader Use creativity to move past trauma Understand the tools your mind uses to recover from setbacks. This collection of articles includes "How the Best of the Best Get Better and Better," by Graham Jones; "Crucibles of Leadership," by Warren G. Bennis and Robert J. Thomas; "Building Resilience," by Martin E.P. Seligman; "Cognitive Fitness," by Roderick Gilkey and Clint Kilts; "The Making of a Corporate Athlete," by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz; "Stress Can Be a Good Thing If You Know How to Use It," by Alla Crum and Thomas Crum; "How to Bounce Back from Adversity," by Joshua D. Margolis and Paul G. Stoltz; "Rebounding from Career Setbacks," by Mitchell Lee Marks, Philip Mirvis, and Ron Ashkenas; "Realizing What You're Made Of," by Glenn E. Mangurian; "Extreme Negotiations," by Jeff Weiss, Aram Donigian, and Jonathan Hughes; and "Post-Traumatic Growth and Building Resilience," by Martin Seligman and Sarah Green Carmichael.
Author: Lars Draeger
Publisher: Special Operations Media
Release Date: 2013-09-12
Genre: Achievement motivation
Navy SEALs are famous for their unequaled mental toughness and self-confidence. If you want to improve your ability to perform well in challenging, stressful and even threatening situations, this book is for you! In the past, many military trainers, sports coaches and business leaders believed that mental toughness is a fundamental, inborn quality -- you either have it or you don't. But that's simply not true, as revealed in this book. Using proven techniques taught to all Navy SEALs, mental toughness can be learned and perfected by anyone! You will learn about: - The History and Mission of the SEAL Teams. - The Brutal Navy SEAL Training Pipeline (75% Don't Make It!) - The Invincible SEAL Mindset. - The Four Pillars of Mental Toughness. - SEAL Techniques for Developing Self-Confidence. - Mental Imagery and Arousal Control Techniques. - How SEALs Control Fear During Combat Operations. - Preparation and Practice Techniques. - Goal Setting and How to Take Action! - SEAL Interviews (Great Stories about Performing Under Pressure!) This book can help you master a winning combination: preparation, self-control and mental toughness in the face of adversity!
Mental toughness is one of the most common terms used in sport – by athletes, coaches, spectators and the media. However, it is also one of the least understood terms. This book provides a definitive and readable overview of the area, and presents the cutting-edge research in the field of mental toughness. The book introduces the historical and conceptual arguments behind this research, and looks at the characteristics and development of mentally tough sport performers. It suggests that mental toughness is a personality style and mindset, presenting a case for its inclusion within the positive psychological paradigm. The book also explores various measures of this concept and their psychometric properties, and considers cultural and national perspectives as well as the possibility of mental toughness heredity. Sheard exposes the development and maintenance of mental toughness as a factor for successful sport and life performance, and discusses the possibilities for future research on the subject. This book is unique in considering the idea of mental toughness as an 'achievement mindset' and is an invaluable resource for sport and exercise psychology and science students and lecturers. It also provides an important reference for sport participants, coaches, and enthusiasts.
Your ultimate guide to overcoming losses and injuries and achieving greatness—on and off the field. Leading sports psychologist Jim Afremow, author of The Champion’s Mind, knows what makes good athletes great, especially when they come back to win after facing devastating injuries, tough obstacles, or seemingly insurmountable odds. Making a comeback isn’t just about raw talent or athletic ability—it’s the mental game that counts most. In the new paperback edition of The Champion’s Comeback, he offers winning strategies for athletes of any age or skill level to get mentally psyched for competition, quickly rebound after a loss, and overcome injuries (and the fear of re-injury). Afremow explores the psychology of commitment and shows you how to develop the core confidence of repeat champions. Featuring unique tips and advice, including guided imagery scripts, easy-to-follow mental training exercises, and motivating stories of famous “comeback” athletes, The Champion’s Comeback is the ultimate athlete’s handbook, encouraging you to not only stay in the game but also achieve greatness, no matter what.
Author: Dr. Timothy S. Wakefield
Release Date: 2008-10-14
Genre: Family & Relationships
It is often said that 80% of what happens to us in life is based upon how we think. Initially, I wrote this as a letter to read to our children when they graduated from high school. I thought of this bookas I was driving down the road, takingour childrenfrom practice to practice and game to game. After we got past "how was your day?" There were many times with periods of awkward silence. Neither one of us knew what to talk about.This was a very difficult time for me. I am used to speaking in front of large crowds, but at this point I did not know what to say to my 10 year-old son. What was wrong with me? I felt foolish. So I stepped back, and analyzed my life and the lives of the successful people around me. I decided to teach my children about the things that it took me 40+ years of listening to my family, friends, mentors, taking seminars, reading books, listening to the tapes/CDs, etc. to learn to achieve success and happiness. There are hundreds of self help books, CDs, DVDs and seminars for adults. Why not teach this to kids and young adults? So I started talking to our children about positive life experiences and ways to lead a positive, happy, successful, productive life. This is what this book is about, helpingus to understand the game of life. I wanted our children to have a reference when struggling with the game of life and this book was the result of those efforts. This is a reference book that we can use again and againthroughout our life. Together we can change the world by recognizing one positive experience at a time.
Are you exhausted from worrying about the little things in life? Do spiteful comments from people completely ruin your day? Or are you TIRED of negative emotions always draining your productivity? Well, it's time to stop worrying! Here is the ultimate guide to help you develop an UNBEATABLE mind! We often let negative people, thoughts, feelings and emotions get the best of us. Whether it's a bad grade in an important exam, a promotion we missed out on, or even that mean guy in the bus who didn't talk to us very nicely, we can easily succumb to all kinds of pressures and let our worries ruin our productivity. Well, guess what? It's time to take control of your life, and stop letting people or things around you ruin your life AND your productivity. And this is exactly what Mental Toughness is all about. Developing an invincible mindset that will turn all your problems into an advantage! Let this amazing book take you on a transforming journey to help you develop an unbeatable mind. Learn about the Do's and Don'ts of a mentally tough lifestyle, and stop letting others control you or bring you down! Start taking control of your life, and watch your productivity skyrocket like never before! Here are some life-changing things you will learn from this book: - What exactly is Mental Toughness? - Characteristics of MENTALLY TOUGH People - The DIFFERENCE Between Being Mentally Strong & Acting Tough - The Traits of an Unbeatable Mind - 7 Steps for Improving Your Emotional Intelligence - ...and so much more! Find out more about how to develop the toughest mind there is, and turn each and every problem life throws your way into an advantage! PURCHASE: MENTAL TOUGHNESS: DEVELOP AN UNBEATABLE MIND AND LEARN TO TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE AND EMOTIONS!
NEW EDITION: Is it possible for a person of average intelligence and modest means to ascend to the throne of the world class? The answer is YES! Not only is it possible - it's being done everyday. This book shows you how. Some of the Mental Toughness Secrets You Will Learn: Champions Lead Through Facilitated Introspection The World Class Compartmentalize Their Emotions The World Class Are Ferociously Cooperative The Great Ones Possess Supreme Self Confidence The World Class Embrace Metacognition The World Class Are Coachable Champions Know Why They Are Fighting The World Class Operate From Love and Abundance School Is Never Out For The Great Ones Champions Are Interdependent The Great Ones Are Bold Champions Are Zealots For Change The Great Ones Dont Give BackThey Just Give Champions Are Masters Of Mental Organization The Great Ones Only Negotiate Win-Win Deals Champions Seek Balance Champions Believe In Honesty The Great Ones Arent Afraid To Suffer Read more at http: //www.mentaltoughnesssecrets.com
Mental toughness is one of the most common terms used in sport – by athletes, coaches, spectators and the media. However, it is also one of the least understood terms. This book examines the characteristics and development of mentally tough sport performers, and presents the cutting-edge research in this area. Within these chapters, the author proposes that mental toughness is a personality style and mindset, and presents a compelling case for its inclusion within the positive psychological paradigm. This second edition has been updated to include new material on the characterisation, conceptualisation, measurement, and development of mental toughness. As in the first edition the book includes a historical overview of empirical research, and also describes the conceptual arguments behind this research. Now packed with even more rigorous scientific evidence and bang up-to-date anecdotes from the world of sport, the book presents a fascinating explanation of why some athletes are successful, and how and why they stay on top. Mental Toughness: The Mindset Behind Sporting Achievement will be essential reading for all sport psychology, sport science, sport studies, and coaching students.
Author: Matthew Syed
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 2010-04-20
Genre: Business & Economics
In the vein of the international bestselling Freakonomics, award-winning journalist Matthew Syed reveals the hidden clues to success—in sports, business, school, and just about anything else that you’d want to be great at. Fans of Predictably Irrational and Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point will find many interesting and helpful insights in Bounce.
Champions, as the familiar adage preaches, are not born—they're made. Reaching the top of any sport, or any aspect of life, takes years upon years of dedication and proper preparation. But if there's a huge pool of individuals who have undertaken the same commitment and steps towards becoming the best, what truly separates the winners from everyone else? Joanna Zeiger believes proper mental preparation is the answer. The Champion Mindset is a much-needed and long overdue look into how to program a competitor's mind to achieve optimal success. Changing behaviors and ways of thinking are never easy, but the chapters in this book aim to simplify this process to make it manageable and achievable. This book is for every athlete—from the weekend warrior, who wants to complete in his or her first 5k running race, to those who have aspirations of one day becoming Olympians and world champions. The Champion Mindset is a compendium of Zeiger's own personal journey from struggling novice swimmer to Olympian and World Champion. Through steps including: Proper Goal Setting, Keeping it Fun, Building Your Team, Intention in Training, Improving Motivation, Promoting Self-Confidence, and Mind/Body Cohesion, among others, Zeiger uses her decades of personal experience, doctoral-level research, and professional success, to prepare readers to go all-in with their mental game.
Author: H. A. Dorfman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2017-03-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Author H.A. Dorfman brings his years of expertise as instructor/counselor with the A's, Marlins, and Devil Rays to provide an easy-to-use, A-to-Z handbook which will give insight and instruction on how to pitch to peak performance at every level of the game. Perfect for pitchers who need that extra edge or hitters who want to better understand the mental moves on the mound. With a new foreword by Rick Wolff!
Many people have dreams they would like to realise and aspects of their lives they would like to change. However, relatively few people have the mental strength needed to break outside their comfort zone and take the steps required to change their lot in life and make their dreams a reality.This book explains how to develop a mind strong enough to push past all obstacles so that nothing will be able to stand between you and your goals.Mental Strength gives clear, encouraging guidance on how to develop a strong and powerful mind, grow your talents, become the person you want to be, and live the life you want to live