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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I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone, especially fellow athletes. What works best is learning to focus it.

Then is your opponent a friend or an enemy? I gladly pay twice for something of this quality. Tim illustrates this by saying that in ourselves there are 2 selves: No one wants to stand around on the court waiting for the big wave.

Gallwey also teaches how to break bad habits. Then observe what happened. Trust Self 2 Step 4: As it turns out, many of my colleagues have read this book, so it seems as though I am the last!

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. In fact, who said that I should be measured at all? This book is life changing, I will be reading and re-audiobooking it soon.

The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance

It is not trying to force focus, nor does it mean thinking hard about something. Not the same as a gzme forehand, but it’s worth a shot.


Open Preview See a Problem? The Inner Game of Tennis asks many of the questions I asked myself in the last years and also answers them in a Sep 26, Urban Sedlar rated it really liked it. Learning to give up something, is what allows us to be free. This is a book that needs to be absorbed over time, then put aside while you contemplate its messages and let them grow, before once more picking it back up gsllwey solidifying wh I bought this book twice, if that’s not a testament to its quality I don’t know what is.

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I bought this book twice, if that’s not a testament to its quality I don’t know what is. I was so short sight in avoiding this and thinking I needed to focus instead on technique and the physical.

The focal point to always keep in mind is that the unconscious mind is especially well-suited for processing tremendous amounts of information at once, which is exactly what training muscles to coordinate into complex motions requires. I timohty not a tennis player. I wanted to overcome the inner obstacle that had plagued me for so much of my life. Now focus your eyes and mind on the seams of the ball and let it happen.

Refresh and try again. Self 1 – teller, thinker, criticizer, and Self 2 – doer. I have not read this book but I trust the reviewer. Mar 12, Jeremy rated it it was amazing.

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The book gives ample evidence that’s also quite easy to relate to that Self 2 can master almost everything in a short amount of time, while being “in the flow”, if only Self 1 doesn’t interfere.


It’s well worth the read if you’re looking for some peacefulness and meaning in the never-ending rat race to achieve the perfect future you that won’t really ever come.

It cannot just be let go; it must be focused. Reaching the goal onner may not be as valuable as the experience that can come in making a supreme effort to overcome the obstacles involved.

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 me over the edge I think it was all the other writers that pointed me in the direction of gallweg edge in the first place.

Aug 28, Nicolay Hvidsten rated it gmae was amazing Timotny When this occurs, the mind is drawn irresistibly toward the object or subject of interest. Here and now are the only place and time when one ever enjoys himself or accomplishes anything.

Aug 06, Kaa rated it liked it Shelves: Here is my mind map for my reference, hope will be helpful for you too see here There were sections that applied directly to tennis, which I glazed over. Timothy Gallwey Foreword .