In Pursuit of Excellence 5th Edition
Whether you’re an athlete, aspiring coach, or business professional, the ultimate goal remains the same: reaching your potential.
Author Terry Orlick, an internationally acclaimed sport psychologist, has helped hundreds of Olympic and professional athletes maximize their performances and achieve their goals. In this new fifth edition, Orlick provides the most effective strategies and step-by-step plans for you to develop your personal path to excellence.
You’ll learn to focus for excellence while living and enjoying life to the fullest. You’ll gain a more positive outlook, a more focused commitment, better ways of dealing with distractions and pressures, and strategies for overcoming obstacles. You’ll also achieve greater personal and professional satisfaction and discover better ways to work with teammates, respond more effectively to coaching and guidance, and become more positive and self-directed in your thoughts and actions.
Both practical and inspirational, In Pursuit of Excellence is a guide to daily living and motivation as well as a road map to long-term achievement. Read it, use it, and win with it—personally and professionally.
Table of Contents
Part I Discovering Excellence
Chapter 1. Choice of Excellence
Chapter 2. Wheel of Excellence
Chapter 3. Focus for Excellence
Chapter 4. Journey to Excellence
Part II Focusing for Excellence
Chapter 5. Self-Examination
Chapter 6. Intensity, Relaxation, and Recovery
Chapter 7. Distraction Control
Chapter 8. Positive Images
Chapter 9. Simulation
Chapter 10. Zen Experiences
Part III Creating Excellence
Chapter 11. Perspectives
Chapter 12. Goals
Chapter 13. Commitments
Chapter 14. Connections
Chapter 15. Challenges
Chapter 16. Actions
Part IV Living Excellence
Chapter 17. Composed
Chapter 18. Balanced
Chapter 19. Consistent
Chapter 20. Coachable
Chapter 21. Team-Oriented
Chapter 22. Self-Directed
Chapter 23. Adaptable
Chapter 24. Transition
“This book is for those who are not satisfied with good enough. I have known Terry for over 20 years, and his insights have provided me with the guidance I need to stay focused on the things that really matter to achieve my goals. I regularly use the strategies he shares in Pursuit of Excellence in my work with coaches around the world, from youth sport to the world’s best Olympic and national team coaches.”
—Wade Gilbert, PhD, Professor, Department of Kinesiology California State University–Fresno
Flowing Through Stress
Fostering Team Harmony
Transitioning Out of High-Performance Pursuits: Kerrin Lee-Gartner
Great book. To the point and no beating around the bush. He tells it like it is and the reader is challenged to “do-cide” whatever is desired.