Read In Pursuit of Excellence book reviews & author details and more at Terry Orlick is a professor in the School of Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa. “This book is for those who are not satisfied with good enough. I have known Terry for over 20 years, and his insights have provided me with the guidance I need. In this third edition, Orlick explains how to focus one’s commitment, overcome obstacles to excellence, and achieve greater personal and professional.
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In Pursuit of Excellence: How to Win in Sport and Life Through Mental Training
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Im Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. In Pursuit of Excellence: In this third edition, Orlick explains how to focus one’s commitment, overcome obstacles to excellence, and achieve greater personal and professional satisfaction.
He also provides each reader a refined step-by-step procedure for planning a personal path to excellence. PaperbackThird Editionpages. Published January 1st by Human Kinetics Publishers. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about In Pursuit of Excellenceplease sign up. Be the first to ask a question about In Pursuit of Excellence. Lists with This Book. Aug 16, Suzy Marnell rated it it was amazing Shelves: It was really great, not just for sports, but for any kind of mental training.
It pursjit the first book I ever read “actively”, and by that I mean that I wrote in: I still refer back to it all the time when I needmotivation.
Feb 16, Luc Nolin added it. You can be whoever you want to be. This quote is just one of many that makes you strive for excellence by helping to train your mind, by mentally training you to become great in sports and in everyday life. In Pursuit of Excellence, by Terry Orlick, who is a sport psychologist, writes a nonfiction book about personal experience of what he has learned throughout his studies and what he has learned in excsllence experience with talking with professional athletes around the world.
The book digs deep into you by trying ecellence teach you how to overcome certain obstacles to face in different roadblocks that you excellecne face in different opportunities in life. When reading this book I thought the structure of how he made up the book was very well organized as the author made sure pyrsuit tasks, tips and reviews from off flowed. However, I also thought it was very confusing at parts because at oelick chapters he would talk about a new topic, but when reading about the new topic it felt like I was reading about the previous topic from the last chapter.
For example, in the chapter one it talks about commitment. Excellence requires the development of strong, positive focusing skills, as well as an openness to learn from others. But, besides the beginning where the repetitive topics were the book flowed very well. For example it talks about what we should think about at the start of athletic events to get our minds prepared all the way until what we learn and should teach our mind to do at the end of an event.
I feel like anyone who is committed to try and make a difference with their mind and try and change things up to help with a certain roadblock, or anyone who wants to try and help to fix the way they think about something could read this book.
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Personally, I liked this book. I found this book very enjoyable in the end because it had taught me valuable lessons of how to power through and succeed at certain things in my sports and in my life. This stook out to me because it connects to me and the world today. So, in conclusion, this book has taught me to be thankful and to realize how good I am and can be if I just take the right preparation and take the right mindset so I can develop and become great. Recently a friend has introduced me to a set of cds, and while listening to one of them it reminded me of this book I read while pursuing my masters degree.
I was really into this book. I took chapter notes etc. I did a presentation to my classmates about the book. I borrowed it from the instructor and now I want to get my hands on it again to reread it. The power of positive thought processes is the core of the message. Apr 08, David rated it it was amazing. Got this book when I was a cross country runner in college. With this book I was able to get my time down and even received an award for Most Improved Runner. At the beginning my times were around minutes.
My personal best at the last college meet I ever had was 27 minutes 21 seconds. True testament to how good this book is. Jan 15, Jess rated it liked it. Written by a sport psychologist, this book is written primarily to help athletes enhance their performance, but I found a lot of value that can be applied to other aspects of life. Chapters on goal setting and positive imagery were most beneficial for me. Si has elegido ser enfermera, tienes que creer en ti como enfermera y trabajar tan duro como puedas para llegar a ser una buena enfermera.
Yo me hago a mi mismo. Cada persona parte de un punto distinto de acuerdo con sus habilidades personales. Jan 02, Rob Bell rated it it was amazing. A top notch sport psychology book. Nov 01, Zac P.
In the book In Pursuit of Excellence, by Terry Orlick the author is trying to give athletes and also just regular peoople advice about how to push through certain situations and how to bring the best out of yourself in given situations. Also, in this book the author gives you the ability to rate yourself on certain things and in the things that you dont do to good on when you rate yourself, he tells you to go out and work on these certain things because it will make you a lot better than you wer In the book In Pursuit of Excellence, by Terry Orlick the author is trying to give athletes and also just regular peoople advice about how to push through certain situations and how to bring the best out of yourself in given situations.
Also, in this book the author gives you the ability to rate yourself on certain things and in the things that you dont do to good on when you rate yourself, he tells you to go out and work on these certain things because it will make you a lot better than you were.
This book i believe doesnt only make athletes improve but allows other types of people to improve as well and involves some lif lessons that anybody can relate to and learn off of. This book ended by talking about choosing your own self direction.
In Pursuit of Excellence: How to Win in Sport and Life Through Mental Training by Terry Orlick
I though using this topic to end the book was a good idea because what this chaper is really telling you is that you choose if your life is going to improve or get worse. If you want your life to be good and for you to be happy and successful then you would obviously take all of the life lessons that this book provides and feed off of them to make yourself a better individual.
If you want your life to either stay the same of get worse then after reading this book you wouldnt try to improve the ratings that you did bad on and you wont even think about following the life lessons that the book is trying to teach you.
This specific ending made me think about what i was oorlick to do as a person and me personally am always trying to be the best i can be so i am going to try my hardest to work on what this book taught me. A piece of advice or wisdom that reasonated with me while reading this this book was in chapter 19 when it talked about learning from your setbacks. I can relate to this chapter because me being pjrsuit athlete and almost every athlete always go through a period of time where they dont do so good.
For example, last year in basketball i made about one out of every hundred shots i took it seemed and i started to get down on myself and it affected my whole game completely. But then towards the middle of the season i figured that i couldnt just let one phase of my game ruin everything that i had. So everyday after school right when i came home i just went outside and worked on my shot for two hours everyday and got back into being the type of shooter that i used to be.
And now everytime im orliick bad at something or im feeling down i just think back to kn this happened and how i got through it. So now when anything happens to me i know exactaly what to do to get myself better and back to how i used to be which is really what this chapter was trying to teach you. Overall my thoughts about this book arent very well because it really is a tough book to read and is confusing to follow.
But i eccellence think that this book teaches readers a lot of important life lessons that if everybody followed, the world would be much better. Honestly i may recommend this krlick to others because i think that everybody should get what this author is trying to teach his readers because it is some pretty smart things that would help people out.
I would recommend this book to athletes especially but others may enjoy and learn a lot of things from this book as well. So if you are looking for advice or a type of guideline i would recommend this book to you because it does teach a lot of things that i believe are important to all types of people. If you’re the type who recognises the similarities between succeeding in sports and other areas of life, then Terry Orlick’s “In Pursuit of Excellence” is a book that you will definitely want to have on your to-read list.
As a sports psychologist, Orlick takes us through different case studies and explains how an individual’s psychological state plays a fundamentally important role in determining success.
While Orlick draws from many examples involving athletes, the lessons that orlic leaves us with If you’re the type who recognises the similarities between succeeding in sports and other areas of life, then Terry Orlick’s “In Pursuit of Excellence” is a book that you will definitely want to have on your to-read list.
While Orlick draws from many examples involving athletes, the lessons that he leaves us with are universally applicable. In particular, he emphasises the importance of focus as the “the core of excellence” and explains throughout the book how it can unlock the door to your true potential. Consumed in our busy everyday lives, it’s often all too easy to forget why we think and act in certain ways, so Orlick’s book also serves as a reminder of the type of thinking that should be ingrained in our minds in order to succeed in any endeavour.
It’s incredibly hard to do, perhaps the hardest task facing each and every one of us throughout our lives, but as Orlick reminds us, the stakes and potential pay-offs are so high that we ignore it at our own peril. The author reritorates the need for positivity within preformance and gives the reader a chance of self evaluation. The book itself presents itself as a basic oof for positivity and focus, which you can achieve by looking at your past preformances and learning from it, what works well, what doesnt and then acting upon the feedback you have gained through this exercise.
Content of the book also covers self excellencd and distraction external or internal. Above all the book provides you with The author reritorates excellenve need for positivity within preformance and gives the reader a chance of self evaluation.
Above all the book provides you with basic ideas, and case studies to supplement throughout. In this fabulous coffee table book the reader will learn simple ways to excel in life. It explains how to turn challenges into opportunities in every aspect of lifes lessons. The choice of focus.
How to turn off worries. How to cope with overload. Managing stress, learning self control and so much more. Jul 28, Grace rated it liked it. I read this awhile ago for a sports physiology class. I definitely remember liking it and didn’t find it boring or tedious.