The Achievement Zone

The Achievement Zone

8 Skills for Winning All the Time From the Playing Field to the Boardroom

Book - 1996
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An eight-skill program by the longtime sport psychologist forthe U.S. Olympic Committee, designed to put your performance--athletic orcorporate--in the "Zone," that level of accomplishment where your very bestwork feels easy and effortless. As sport psychologist for the U.S. Olympic Committee, Dr. ShaneMurphy has counseled elite athletes at the height of their sports, helpingthem forge the mental edge vital to peak performance. Now, in a clear,concise, step-by-step guide, he makes his techniques available to the weekendwarrior as well as those striving under the pressure of world classcompetition. Success in any endeavor is predicated on two sets of abilities. The firstis technical: knowing the job. The second--often ignored--involvesperforming well in a competitive environment. The AchievementZone focuses on this second set of skills, breaking them down intointelligible components so that instead of "just doing it" you'll know preciselyhow. Among other skills, Dr. Murphy explains how to: keep cool when you're in trouble concentrate on the most important aspects of success give the ideal performance in less than ideal circumstances focus on short-term goals for lifetime gains energize: turn it on when you need it most! Drawing on years of experience with top athletes facing mental andemotional challenges as varied as their sports, Shane Murphy has crafted acompelling course through the aspect of performance under stress that is toooften left to chance. His eight simple skills are enough to transform acontender in any field into a consistent winner.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam, c1996.
ISBN: 9780399140969
Characteristics: x, 262 p. ;,24 cm.


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