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An Absolutely brilliant book! Truly inspirational
on 28 September 2013
This book reinforces things I already knew about but never paid much attention to until now. It makes you sit up and listen because it is presented in a beautiful narrative style that draws you in. I expected a book on mental training to be academic and full of theories and not much else. This book is however surprisingly refreshing as it is packed not only with theory but also with practicable advice. The real life experiences related here make the message believable. The author digs deep into his wealth of experience to bring out useful stories that illustrate his message effectively.
Although the book is about mental training for sports, the information provided is applicable to all areas of life.
The author discusses the power that imagination and self-confidence play in helping an athlete or anyone for that matter achieve success. D C Gonzalez teaches that success actually starts in the mind with the individual having a warrior mind-set and awakening his inner champion. He provides practical examples of the concepts that he teaches, describing exactly how to achieve them.
I found the chapters on fear of failure and controlling fear, particularly insightful. These chapters have helped me to "look at failure as a valuable feedback "just like the author advices. This book will help you to reprogram your mind and embrace new ways of handling issues like fear, anger, pressure in sports etc. It gives a keen insight into what can make or break an athlete and offers useful advice on training the mind of the athlete to achieve more success.
Each chapter ends with a little wise saying or nugget which summarises the entire chapter. I found myself looking forward to the end of each chapter to get my nugget.
An absolute joy to read, I highly recommend this book.