In Pursuit of Excellence - 4th Edition

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-09-26
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics

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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 Excellenceprovides 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.You'll learn to focus for excellence and high-quality living. You'll gain a more positive outlook, a more focused commitment, better ways of dealing with distractions, and strategies for overcoming obstacles. You'll 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 Excellenceis 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.

Author Biography

Terry Orlick is a professor in the School of Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa, Canada, and founder of the innovative Journal of Excellence.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vi
Prefacep. vii
Envisioning Excellence
Choice of Excellencep. 3
Wheel of Excellencep. 11
Focus for Excellencep. 27
Journey to Excellencep. 43
Preparing the Mind for Excellence
Self-Examinationp. 61
Intensity and Relaxationp. 69
Distraction Controlp. 89
Positive Imagesp. 99
Simulationp. 113
Self-Hypnosisp. 127
Zen Experiencesp. 135
Building Toward Excellence
Perspectivesp. 149
Goalsp. 161
Commitmentsp. 171
Connectionsp. 189
Challengesp. 203
Actionsp. 211
Realizing Excellence
Composurep. 221
Balancep. 231
Consistencyp. 239
Resiliencep. 251
Coaching Relationshipsp. 269
Team Spiritp. 281
Positive Self-Directionp. 295
Works Consultedp. 301
Additional Resourcesp. 303
Indexp. 305
About the Authorp. 311
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