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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Aug 28, Nicolay Hvidsten rated it it was amazing Shelves: Definitely a worthwhile read for the athlete and non-athlete alike but especially for the athlete.

Getting the clearest possible image of your desired outcomes is a most useful method for communicating with Self 2, especially when playing a match. Tenis cannot just be let go; it must be focused. Want to Read saving….

Teaching these young people, I often observe in them a desire to fail. In this use of competition it is the duty of your opponent to create the greatest possible difficulties for you, just as it is yours to try to create obstacles for him.

Not the same as a weak forehand, but it’s worth a shot.

Nonjudgmental Observation of Change and Results To still the mind one must learn to put it somewhere. Then is your opponent a friend or an enemy?

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

After reading this enlightening and empowering book, I have definitively changed my state of mind. Not a difficult book to understand, but nearly impossible for many athletes to actually enact. Aug 06, Gwen Skrzat added it.

So for tennis one could: I bought this book twice, if that’s not a testament to its quality I don’t know what is. My husband’s Goodreads account is inexplicably linked to mine. Both players benefit tenniz their efforts to overcome the obstacles presented by the other.


Timothy Gallwey

This book is about connecting with your unconscious referred to as self two in this particular book, Adam Two in the interesting, yet unsatisfactory The Road to Character by David Brooks, and by many other names in various texts throughout the ages and it uses the medium of tennis to accomplish this. Trust Self 2 Step 4: Judgmental labels usually lead to emotional reactions and then to ti Quotes: The first skill to learn is the art of letting go the human inclination to judge ourselves and our performance as either good or bad.

Gallwey’s seminal work is The Inner Game of Tenniswith more than one million copies in print. This is galwley 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 and solidifying wh I bought this book twice, if that’s not a testament to its quality I don’t know what is.

Within it, at all times, it contains its whole potential. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. To see what your friends gallewy of this book, please sign up. Picture the Desired Outcome Step 3: There are techniques d A simple book with a powerful message – to quiet the mind, allows the body to excel.

I wanted to win the inner game.

The Inner Game of Tennis – The Inner Game

The inner game is played to overcome the self-imposed obstacles that prevent an individual or team from accessing their full potential. It isn’t inber other person we are defeating; it is simply a matter of overcoming the obstacles he presents. Immediately after I finished listening to the audio book version I went over to amazon and once more gladly gave them my money in exchange for a physical copy.


What works best is learning to inher it. The author is a renowned sports and life coach who became famous with this book, in a large part because Harry Reasoner thought the principles in it couldn’t possible work and challenged to author to prove them.

To do these sorts of things, we need to stop thinking and let our unconscious self – “self 2” – take over, trusting s This book isn’t just about tennis, it’s about learning to do anything more naturally. It does not mean not to think—but to be the one who directs your own thinking.

This book is life changing, I will be reading and re-audiobooking it soon. By reading the title you’d think it’s about tennis, but it only touches it.

There is no way that our brains can think through all of the small movements our body needs to do to hit a fast-coming ball with a tennis racket, or control our vocal chords to sing a song, or play a fast-paced jig on a fiddle. Judgmental labels usually lead to emotional reactions and then to tightness, trying too hard, self-condemnation, etc.

What is required to disengage oneself from this trap is a clear knowledge that the value of a human being cannot be measured by performance—or by any other arbitrary measurement.

Honestly this is one of the best book I’ve ever read, it really spoke to me on so many different levels. Most of our suffering takes place when we allow our minds to imagine the future or mull over the past. Some amazing insights given that this book preceded all of the empirical work within the field of psychology concerning the dual role of the conscious vs.

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