Open by Andre Agassi Rafa by Rafael Nadal The Inner Game of Tennis by W. Timothy Gallwey A Champion’s Mind by Pete Sampras You Cannot Be Serious by. 45 quotes from The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance: ‘When we plant a rose seed in the earth, we notice tha. A phenomenon when first published in , the Inner Game was a real revelation. Instead of serving up technique, it concentrated on the fact that, as Gallwey.

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Timothy Gallwey – Wikipedia

If only this book were as easy to apply as it was to read: So to achieve full potential Self 2 need to get freedom and some support from Self 1, otherwise it is stuck in its development. It cannot just be let go; it must be focused.

Only by doing this do you give each other the opportunity to find out to what heights each can rise. Thanks for telling us about the problem. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

A simple book with a powerful message – to quiet the mind, allows the body to excel. My friend, and some would say “coach,” gave this to me to read- believing that it would help me get over a few things that I have been strugg Preface: One other thing I real Honestly this is one of the best book I’ve ever read, it really spoke to me on so many different levels.


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Bloody brilliant if you ask me. The key is to enable such cooperation between Self 1 and Self 2 is to make Self 1 to focus on something so that it is not blocking Self 2.

Nonetheless, few people are ever satisfied with what is before them at the moment. Timothy Gallwey born in San Francisco is an author who has written a series of books in which he has set forth timotgy new methodology for coaching and for the development of personal and professional excellence in a variety of fields that he calls “the Inner Game”.

The most difficult part is figuring out how to institute some of the glalwey in specific situations especially in other sports. The process can be more rewarding than the victory itself.

This process can be slowed by using descriptive but nonjudgmental words to describe the events you see. If your eyes tejnis squinting or straining, you are trying too hard. The backhand can be used to advantage only on a tennis court, but the skill of mastering the art of effortless concentration is invaluable in whatever you set your mind to.

Nonjudgmental Observation Step 2: There are techniques described in Gallwey’s book, incl. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Highly recommend this book to everyone, sure will be revisiting it to understand deeper the ideas presented in such a metaphoric way! I am looking forward to trying this out on my bad habit of chewing my nails!

When the mind is fastened to the rhythm of breathing, it tends to become absorbed and calm. When it first shoots up out of the earth, we don’t condemn it as immature and underdeveloped; nor do we criticize the buds for not being open when they appear. For the player of the Inner Game, it is etnnis moment-by-moment effort to let go and to stay centered in the here-and-now action which offers the real winning and losing, and this game never ends.


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Timothy Gallwey born in San Francisco, California is an author who has written a series of books in which he has set forth a new methodology for coaching and for the development of personal and professional excellence in a variety of fields, that he calls “The Inner Game.

Sep 16, Ben rated injer liked it. It isn’t the other person injer are defeating; it is simply a matter of overcoming the obstacles he presents. Winning is overcoming obstacles to reach a goal, but the value in winning is only as great as the value of the goal reached.

The Inner Game of Tennis

I don’t even play tennis and this book has helped my mental and physical approach to and performance in sports, namely basketball. So when he finishes a book, his review shows up here. And sure enough with a bit of patience you can pull out quite a few gems of wisdom till you get to the last third.

Some of the thoughts on lnner and why should we compete in various areas of life are quite interesting.