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In Praise of Failure: The Value of Overcoming Mistakes in Sports and in Life
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In Praise of Failure: The Value of Overcoming Mistakes in Sports and in Life (Hardback)

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Not only is failure in sports, exercise, and even in the workplace inevitable in an imperfect world, it is actually essential to succeeding and performing at the highest level. What we label "failure" is, in fact, not failure at all. Instead, it is merely a component of learning, improving, and eventually reaching our optimal performance. Mark H. Anshel uses sports psychology in a grounded, easy-to-read manner in order to show individuals that failure is an integral component of achieving success in sport and in life. In this book, failure in sport and exercise settings is examined in a far more desirable and positive light than sports leaders, coaches, and athletes typically acknowledge, revealing how the highest-performing athletes have one characteristic in common-they learned and improved from failure.

Sport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationSports training & coachingSports psychology Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publication Date: 17/03/2016 ISBN-13: 9781442251571  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Mark H. Anshel, PhD, is professor emeritus at Middle Tennessee State University. He has consulted with youth and professional sports teams, and has applied performance psychology concepts in medical, law enforcement, and corporate settings. Dr. Anshel is the author of numerous books, including Sport Psychology: From Theory to Practice (Fifth Edition), Aerobics for Fitness (Fifth Edition), and Applied Health Fitness Psychology, as well as the editor of the Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Sciences. Dr. Anshel has written and published over 140 articles in scientific journals and 22 book chapters in areas of sport and exercise psychology. He is a former college baseball athlete.

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