©1997 W. Timothy Gallwey; (P)2007 Random House, Inc.
The concepts in this book are good - basically don't let your conscious mind interfere too much with your learning - but the language used is quite difficult to understand at times.
It's also important to note that the ideas expressed in this book seemed to simply be derived from experience and may or may not have actual psychological backing.
Not that this is a bad thing, I guess it just means you need to test for yourself and see if this works.
In a perfect world this book would use simpler English and would have some sort of psychological trials or proof to back up the ideas expressed.
I would still recommend this book but only to those super serious about improving their performance in their chosen sport. It's not really for the casual reader.
Everything about this audio book is quality. If you want to win at your game, this is the shortest path to victory. Champions aren't as much better at their craft than their opponents (if at all) as much as they are better at the inner game. In all sports. I don't know how I've ever won without it, and likely used it unknowingly when I have. Winning with it is effortless (literally) and euphoric.
Read it once and since have listened to it 6-7 times so far. Well-narrated.
I learned about this book through another book entitled win forever by Pete Carroll I am sure glad I took you to read this to anyone looking to improve themselves and the people they coach should consume is from cover to cover.
This book strikes home in so many levels. Wish it could go on and on. Truly withstands the test of time. A must for any player suffering from match anxiety and self doubt.
Yes, this and "The Art of Learning" are very good books that teach you the optimal way to practice and be consistent with any skill.
Narrator was a bit boring but the content was well worth it.
No, there is a lot of information in this book that needs absorbed and breaks are key to this process. Listening in one sitting will have you miss a lot of the information, this is definitely a book that should be re-read as well.
PPMD and Tafokints recommended the book for Smash Bros, definitely worked out. Tennis is just used for examples in this book, you should be paying attention to the underlying process of improvement he goes over in the book.
Also if you liked this book, definitely check out "The Art of Learning", which is a just as good book and one that many prefer, I however have just started listening to it so I don't have an opinion of it yet.
This is one of the BEST performance psychology books ever! Don't get hung up on "self one" and "self two" they are simply a means of discussing something without becoming overly technical which would lose most readers.
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