How Champions Think

In Sports and in Life
Narrated by: Dr. Bob Rotella
Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (817 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From best-selling author Bob Rotella, America's preeminent sports psychologist, a groundbreaking guide to success in all aspects of life - not just sports - from business to relationships to personal challenges of every variety.

Acclaimed sports psychologist Bob Rotella has advised everyone from professional golfers to NBA superstars to business executives on how to flourish under pressure and overcome challenges. Now, for the first time, he's distilled his decades of in-depth research and practical experience into a potential-unlocking guide for everyone.

This exciting audiobook is not a collection of Rotella's theories; it consists of performance principles that have proven themselves in countless competitive situations, in arenas from which only the strongest minds emerge triumphant. It's a book full of insights that you can learn and use the next morning - in the office, the classroom, or wherever your quest takes you - told not in abstractions, but through case studies and stories drawn from Rotella's years teaching sports psychology, counseling athletes, and consulting for Fortune 500 companies. It explores how to keep the mind from holding you back, whatever your physical gifts or other talents. It's about how to make a commitment, how to persevere, how to deal with failure - and how to train your mind to create a self-image that promotes confidence and accomplishment.

Any successful life starts with how you see yourself. And with these pearls of wisdom from the nation's preeminent sports psychologist, you can learn to achieve the success of your dreams.

©2015 Bob Rotella (P)2015 Simon & Schuster

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Absolutely loved it !

I can't say enough about this book and the author. Life changing would probably sum it up! Just finished it and I'm getting ready to listen from the beginning again!! I will be referring to this book over and over again in my life. I cannot wait to tell the world about it!!!

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recommended for anyone

sports related or not this book carries a lot of similarities to life and provides the mindset to over come any obstacle. awesome.

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A good purchase.

I listen to a lot of sports psychology books during my commute. I am training for extreme distance triathlons. This book did heavily focus on golf. It did, however, touch on other sports. Either way, the concepts in this book will work for any sport, or any athlete. It was a great purchase and the narrator/author did an exceptional job narrating.

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EXACTLY what I was looking for

Motivating, practical and insightful
I will read this book over and over.
I highly recommend this book

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Motivacional to listen to

It is a motivacional listen. Though there are some things to be learned, it is not too far from common sense, neither does It provide a deep explanation of the psychological phenomenon being mentioned.

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Definitely worth your time!

Author was spot on a lot of aspects in sports and life. Through the unconscious effort will we know our strengths and weaknesses.

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Sports and Business

I enjoyed this book for the parallels between sports excellence and business excellence. His ability to break down what makes a person extraordinary vs. talented is noteworthy. If you are determined to be extraordinary, he explains what you need and what you need to give up, mentally and physically.

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A Great Book!

Good information on competitive golf. I'm just beginning to play in a men's golf club and the book gives great perspective on the subject.

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Excellent and inspiring book

This book was a pleasure to listen to on Audible. There is a lot of wisdom applicable to any sport and to business.

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Awesome

Such good content, easy to follow and relate. provides amazing perspective on the right mindset to succeed.

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  • MuffinMan
  • 05-25-17

Thinking and success through my passion - golf!

great book, a topic dear to my passion and work. so many parallels with what we do for business at Thinking Focus. Thanks Bob!

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  • 11-09-16

Useful for golf and life

As with all Dr Bobs books, there is fantastic information in "How Champions think"

Dr Bob has a relaxed style of reading and gets his message across in an unhurried manner.

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  • Mr C O'Reilly
  • 10-16-16

Just Brilliant!

Practical, impactful, just plain great!

I've already recommended this to everyone I can!

Looking forward to listening to it again.

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  • Adrian Mansfield
  • 01-15-16

Great book for golfers, business or sport

Would you consider the audio edition of How Champions Think to be better than the print version?

Listene to this book pretty much all the way through in a couple of sittings and loved it. Clear delivery backed up by evidence and inside stories from the people Dr Bob works with makes this a clear and easy listen that can be put into practice.

I have been back and listened again a couple of times since and I keep picking up new areas to work on.

What did you like best about this story?

The clear delivery and easy to follow ideas

What does Bob Rotella bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

His own knowledge and background

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  • barry oneill
  • 06-05-20

just repetitive

couldnt finish the book. too repetitive about confidence and hard work and belief. thats it

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  • Dan
  • 11-05-19

brilliant read why aye man Spoogie man definitely

brilliant read why aye man Spoogie man definitely recommend this one like! Learned a lot from it!

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  • Russ W
  • 07-29-19

helpful but droning voice kills it for me.

some great info but goes on far too much about this and that, then becomes tiring ! finished it but a lot skipped through the cells. I hope it's soaked in at the back

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  • G. S. LAWES
  • 05-28-19

Rotella understands!

Great stuff! Good to hear Rotella talk about successful people beyond golf and the way they approach life.

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  • nadim
  • 04-07-19

great listen really gives clear insights

great listen gives you an inisght into how to think to achieve your goals.
How champions behave win or lose and suceed

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  • Stephen Dee
  • 08-21-18

Changed my life

5 stars - this book absolutely changed my life. It totally overhauled my way of thinking, not just about golf but life itself. I can't recommend this book enough. Thank you Dr. Bob Rotella

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-29-18

read by author.

awesome book. read by the author. easy to understand and follow. just the right length

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  • Bren
  • 03-03-17

New perspective on the mental side <br />

Fantastic book. Offers great insight to not only how some of the most elite athletes operate. But how the everyone day person can elevate their performance in what ever area

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  • Kindle-klant
  • 05-27-20

great insights<br />

must read for aspiring high performers. well worded and inspirational. great for audio book listening

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-14-19

Really enjoyable listen

Really enjoyed this listen. It has some good messages. Uses some excellent examples to support ideas

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  • jerome mingi
  • 11-12-16

oractical

love listening to it. practical. easy to comprehend. many examples. great work. fantastic when it comes to application at work.

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  • Graeme
  • 08-25-16

MUST HAVE

This is absolutly essential with your sporting endevours, especically in Golf (golf focused but applies to all sports). If you're a young person making your way into life an absolute must. Really works on explaining about the process to succeed and not replying on a certain result, the result will take care of itself

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  • Daniel
  • 07-02-16

Awesome!

I'm an elite athlete of 10 years training age and this was totally awesome! Instant performance results. It's golf heavy, so I just adapted to my own sport when necessary. Very informative and the best phycology book I've ever read outside Uni. Fully worth it. Read it 3 times already.