©1997 W. Timothy Gallwey; (P)2007 Random House, Inc.
Spend too much time with obvious things, the important stuff could told in one hour.
I was surprised at how spiritual it sounds to me. It's there, right underneath the surface. The ending anecdote about being stranded in a snow storm, actually brought tears to my eyes, it was really moving...
Apart from the above mentioned passage, the description of his teaching style vs the traditional one. So eye opening, gentle, and powerful.
I have not but for a while, I thought it was the author reading it, he commanded the material so well.
The description of self I and self II are so recognizable that it feels like meeting an old friend...yourself, that is.
This is the original inner game and I have heard people say that it's the most powerful one. the principles described here are universal to all sports and all activities where performance and pressure play a part, such as for example music. I'm a musician and I'm not going to get the Inner Game of Music. This is the root and the original!
Yes!much more vividly
Easy understanding! And propounding discovery, no any useless talking, lots examples elaborate, great help!
Self 1and self 2 theory!
No , I listen it from time to time,
I want to buy his other two books, inner games of work & stress! Please !
This book was a good introduction into the mental side of peak performance. However I feel that given the time when this book. was written, some other books, like Michael Johnson's 'Gold Rush' might be more inspirational, practical, and motivational for aspiring athletes.
It contains a message for life.
How to allow your mind and body to perform at their best..
Dealing with choking..
Easy to understand, and worthy every penny
As a martial arts instructor, The Inner Game of Tennis has helped me understand the body's natural way of learning and how to teach in a way that is more conducive to retained muscle memory. In only a week, I have seen great improvements in how my students are able to pick up complex movements at a much faster rate without as much effort on my part. Even students that have been notoriously difficult to teach, it feels as if I've unlocked their true learning potential. The reality is that I have finally learned to challenge them appropriately through the lessons I have learned from this book. Every instructor, no matter your sport, should read this book.
And I also played out of my mind in my last tennis match!
This is probably the first audiobook I've listened to completely.
The narrator gives an impression of understanding his content; he sounds earnest. Pleasant voice.
This book is best absorbed chapter by chapter as there's so much to absorb.
As a book, this has to be the best self-development book I've read. It is also, reportedly, the book that started the individual/business coaching revolution in the 70s.
Interesting to understand what games we play inside and how to let go and let it happen to improve our strokes, our confidence and ejoyment. I also liked the defense of "Competition" as a cooperative action towards your oponent
Deals with the mental game of tennis so well, from mental attitude towards learning and improving strokes, to your mental approach on court, how counterproductive your 'inner critic' is to your game, and how you should try and achieve 'psychological flow' (ie being 'in the zone'). Particularly good for overly pushy parents coaching their kids who don't realise that berating or yelling at their kids isn't helpful. Highly recommended for any tennis player at any level.
Regardless of whether you're a fan of tennis, there are many nuggets of insightful wisdom to be had throughout. We all have a rich inner life & it's this book gets across the importance of learning to trust our bodies & think less.
"Repetitive and annoying, frankly."
There is a central message to this book- something to do with relaxing and allowing your unconscious mind take control. There, said it. If you listen to the book, you can hear the same thing said again, scores of times, in various different (and not so different) ways. And that's it. Again and again. And again.
If there is a must read books list, this book has to be on the top. It's not a book only for those who want to improve their tennis skills, but for all people who want to do anything well in their lives. Actully I read this book to improve my trading skill, and it really really helps.
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