“What you think and how you feel affect how you perform.”
“First you have to think, feel, and act like a champion and then you will become one.”
Dr. Rob Gilbert and Mike Tully
When my good friends and mentors, Dr. Rob Gilbert and Coach Mike Tully asked me to help edit their new book, Think Better, WIN MORE! How Sport Psychology Can Make You a CHAMPION, I jumped at the chance. I knew the book had a lot to teach me — and you as well — about peak performance, mental agility, relaxation, motivation, goal-setting, and confidence building.
After diving into this dynamic, easy-to-read guide, I discovered a valuable secret: on every page, there are nuggets of gold we writers can mine to improve our craft and push ourselves to the next level. Here’s why: Athletes on the playing field and writers on the page share many of the same challenges and aspirations: We all want to hone our skills, improve our game, and excel in our chosen genres. And to get where we want to go, we all need access to mental stamina, concentration, relaxed alertness, deliberate practice, and energy-boosting techniques.
Among the many performance-enhancing skills covered:
How to relax so you can perform at your best when you need it most.
How to improve your powers of concentration and block out distractions.
How to motivate yourself so you can perform consistently and effectively.
How to overcome the fear of failure so that you can go for the gold.
How to set goals that are big enough to inspire and energize you.
How to take focused action that leads to breakthrough performance.
How to strengthen your skills through deliberate practice.
If you want to push to the next level, check out Think Better, WIN MORE! on Amazon. Also tap into Rob Gilbert’s wonderful Success Hotline (973.743.4690) and Coach Tully’s great blog, http://www.totalgameplan.com.
And write on!