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  • Reach your potential with the In Pursuit of Excellence 4th Edition by Terry Orlick, PhD. This powerful step-by-step plan can help every athlete achieve excellence in any sport.


    • In Pursuit of Excellence 4th Edition.
    • Practical and inspirational guide to daily living and motivation.
    • Learn how to win in sport and life through mental training.
    • Teaches you how to focus on better performance and high-quality living.
    • New insights and a powerful step-by-step plan for developing your personal path to excellence.
    • Paperback with 320 pages.


    • Part I Envisioning Excellence
            - Chapter 1: Choice of Excellence.
            - Chapter 2: Wheel of Excellence.
            - Chapter 3: Focus for Excellence.
            - Chapter 4: Journey to Excellence.
    • Part II Preparing the Mind for Excellence
            - Chapter 5: Self-Examination.
            - Chapter 6: Intensity and Relaxation.
            - Chapter 7: Distraction Control.
            - Chapter 8: Positive Images.
            - Chapter 9: Simulation.
            - Chapter 10: Self-Hypnosis.
            - Chapter 11: Zen Experiences.
    • Part III Building Toward Excellence
            - Chapter 12: Perspectives.
            - Chapter 13: Goals.
            - Chapter 14: Commitments.
            - Chapter 15: Connections.
            - Chapter 16: Challenges.
            - Chapter 17: Actions.
    • Part IV Realizing Excellence
            - Chapter 18: Composure
            - Chapter 19: Balance
            - Chapter 20: Consistency
            - Chapter 21: Resilience
            - Chapter 22: Coaching Relationships
            - Chapter 23: Team Spirit
            - Chapter 24: Positive Self-Direction.

    About The Author

    Terry Orlick is an internationally acclaimed sport psychologist who has helped hundreds of Olympic and professional athletes maximize their performance and achieve their goals. He is a world-renowned leader in the applied field of sport psychology, mental training, and excellence with over 34 years of experience.

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