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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The Inner Game of Tennis
The minute we try to take control the situation which self 1, our ego, wants to do, so it can feel like it accomplished somethingwe start faltering and messing up the music or missing hitting the ball. Well, this book addresses that exact issue and I found it extremely valuable to help me reach a new level for my gym workouts.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I am not a tennis player. I wont say that the author has come up with any ideas or concepts so revolutionary that they timotyy been written in a dozen other books Sep 16, Ben rated it liked it.
The Inner Game of Tennis Quotes by W. Timothy Gallwey
The most difficult part is figuring out how to institute some of the suggestions in specific situations especially in other sports. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Among the most vocal are youth who have suffered under competitive pressures imposed on them by parents or society. Gallwey also teaches how to break bad timotuy.
I am looking forward to trying this out on my bad habit of chewing my nails! Then, only if the reward is ot the effort, does he attempt to overcome the obstacle. Self 1 – teller, thinker, ov, and Self 2 – doer.
This book isn’t really about tennis, it’s about wu wei. Trivia About The Inner Game of Sep 12, Margaret Ashton rated it it was amazing Shelves: The key is to enable such cooperation between Self 1 and Self 2 is to make Self 1 to focus on gsme so that it is not blocking Self 2. Judgmental labels usually lead to emotional reactions and then to ti Quotes: Most of our suffering takes place when we allow our minds to imagine the future or mull over the past. The topics of the 2 “self”s, focus, competition, and the pure “getting over yourself” aspect was extremely helpful.
So when he finishes a book, his review shows up here. The “inner game” is based upon certain principles in which an individual uses non-judgmental observations of critical variables, with the purpose of being accurate about these observations. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I found it goes pretty well with the dual process theory presented in Thinking, Fast and Slowconnecting “self 1” to “system 2” and vice versa. Loved the concepts in this book Worth the read for aspiring tennis players and beyond.
Most of the techniques Gallwey describes are simply ways to get your conscious mind out of the way so you can let the correct motor learning system take over. The second kind sees an obstacle and says, I can overcome it, and starts to dig under, climb over, or blast through it. 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.
To the extent that the mind is preoccupied with the seams, it tends not to interfere with the natural movements of the body.
The Inner Game of Tennis – The Inner Game
Let the ball attract your mind, and both it and your muscles will stay appropriately relaxed. My mom recommended this book to me, and boy has it helped me out! I wanted to overcome the inner obstacle that had plagued me for so much of my life. I read it from the perspective of a musician, although I am not much of one anymore, and felt like there was some great wisdom there.
Sure some of the suggestions of letting go of judgments and go with the natural flow are as old as humankind itself but the idea is presented and structured quite well through tennis. Focus is not achieved by staring hard at something. It is not trying to force focus, nor does it mean thinking hard about something.
Growing People, Performance and Purpose. After reading this enlightening and empowering book, I have definitively changed tumothy state of mind.
His opponent, of course! And sure enough with a bit of patience you can pull out quite a few gems of wisdom till you bame to the last third. The inner game of work. In this way, the mind becomes more calm. A book referenced by the Tom Brady.
I’ve read Tolle, Marcus Aurelius, Epictetus, Frankl, Burkeman, Pressfield, and Lao Tzu – all talking about the same kind of concepts that Gallwey discusses in this fantastic piece of writing, and while it was Gallwey that pushed tennus over the edge I think it was all the other writers that pointed me in the direction of the edge in the first place.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Definitely check out this book, it’s loaded with value.