Read In Pursuit of Excellence book reviews & author details and more at Terry Orlick is a professor in the School of Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa. “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. In this third edition, Orlick explains how to focus one’s commitment, overcome obstacles to excellence, and achieve greater personal and professional.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Selected pages Title Page. Nutrition and Healthy Eating. However, I also thought it was very confusing at parts because at different chapters he would talk about a new topic, but when reading about the new topic it felt like I was reading about the previous topic from the last chapter.

Jun 29, Melanie rated it it was exceellence.

Lists with Wxcellence Book. He’s an accomplished Sports Psychologist and travels all over the world to work with athletes and olympians etc To ask other readers questions about In Pursuit of Excellenceplease sign up.

For example, last year in basketball i made about one out of every hundred shots i took it seemed and i started to get down on myself and it affected my whole game completely. Terry Orlick presents his formula for just that – pursuit of excellence. Short Description In Pursuit of Excellence offers a prescriptive pursyit practical means of gaining a competitive edge on or off the field through mental training.

His approach to psychology in sport exxellence help me and he seemed so wordy. For example it talks about what we should think about at the start of athletic events to get our minds prepared all the way until what we learn and should teach our mind to do at the end of an event. His research has focused on enhancing the quality of life and quality of performance with children and high-level performers in a variety of disciplines. No trivia or quizzes yet. The author reritorates the need for positivity within preformance and gives the reader a chance of self evaluation.


I borrowed it from the instructor and now I want to exfellence my hands on it again to reread it. I would recommend this book oorlick athletes especially but others may enjoy and learn a lot of things from this book as well. The choice of focus. I though using this topic to end the book was a good idea because what this chaper is really telling you is that you choose if your life is going to improve or get worse.

As a sports psychologist, Orlick takes us through different case studies and explains how an individual’s psychological state plays a fundamentally important role in determining exceloence. But i do think that this book teaches readers a lot of important edcellence lessons that if everybody followed, the world would be much better.

He has given lectures on the pursuit of excellence in virtually every corner of the world. In the book In Pursuit of Excellence, by Terry Orlick the author is trying to give athletes and also just regular peoople advice about how to push through certain situations and how to bring the best out of yourself in given situations.

In Pursuit of Excellence: How to Win in Sport and Life Through Mental Training

Athletes, coaches, and professionals will develop a positive outlook and focused commitment, overcome obstacles, improve performance, and achieve higher-quality living. Part I Discovering Excellence Chapter 1. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. A solid, useful book by a leading sport psychologist.

Also, in this book the author gives you the ability to rate yourself on certain things and in the things that you dont do to good on when you pursiut yourself, he tells you to go out and work on these orlic things because it will make you a lot better than you were.

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To access, click this link: Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology. Transitioning Out of High-Performance Pursuits: This is an essential book for athletes in all sports. Written by a sport psychologist, this book is written primarily to help athletes enhance their performance, but I found a lot of value that can be applied to other aspects of life.

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You can choose to feel stressed about it or choose to not feel stressed about it. Did you just make your first purchase with Human Kinetics? In this third edition, Orlick explains how to excelleence one’s commitment, overcome obstacles to excellence, and achieve greater personal and professional satisfaction.

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ShubhAm Kothari rated it it was amazing Mar 17, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Be the first to ask a question about In Pursuit of Excellence. Orlick lives with his family at Meech Lake, Quebec. For example, in the chapter one it talks about commitment. I used all that down time to my advantage and would be telling myself not only that was I going to come out of this super rested and super motivated but also that my training was going to benefit from the time off.

Got this book when I was a cross country runner ppursuit college.

Click on that box and sign in using your email address and password. He holds distinguished service awards from numerous Olympic and education associations, as well as certificates of merit from governments, universities, sport organizations, and schools for distinguished service to the community. To access your digital products, go to the “My E-Products” page here: This book i believe doesnt only make athletes improve but allows other types of people to improve as well and involves some lif lessons that anybody can relate to and learn off of.

Given to me by my friend’s Uncle Terry. Former president of the International Society for Mental Training and Excellence, Orlick has authored more than 20 highly acclaimed books. His research has focused on enhancing excellencd quality of life and quality of performance with children and high-level performers in a variety of disciplines. In Pursuit of Excellence: After you enter your keycode you can access your digital products on the “My E-Products” page here: I’m sure it will help with my own focus in forms of training i’m enduring.