• How Champions Think

  • In Sports and in Life
  • By: Dr. Bob Rotella
  • Narrated by: Dr. Bob Rotella
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (1,216 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From best-selling author Bob Rotella, America's preeminent sports psychologist, a groundbreaking guide to success in all aspects of life - not just sports - from business to relationships to personal challenges of every variety.

Acclaimed sports psychologist Bob Rotella has advised everyone from professional golfers to NBA superstars to business executives on how to flourish under pressure and overcome challenges. Now, for the first time, he's distilled his decades of in-depth research and practical experience into a potential-unlocking guide for everyone.

This exciting audiobook is not a collection of Rotella's theories; it consists of performance principles that have proven themselves in countless competitive situations, in arenas from which only the strongest minds emerge triumphant. It's a book full of insights that you can learn and use the next morning - in the office, the classroom, or wherever your quest takes you - told not in abstractions, but through case studies and stories drawn from Rotella's years teaching sports psychology, counseling athletes, and consulting for Fortune 500 companies. It explores how to keep the mind from holding you back, whatever your physical gifts or other talents. It's about how to make a commitment, how to persevere, how to deal with failure - and how to train your mind to create a self-image that promotes confidence and accomplishment.

Any successful life starts with how you see yourself. And with these pearls of wisdom from the nation's preeminent sports psychologist, you can learn to achieve the success of your dreams.

©2015 Bob Rotella (P)2015 Simon & Schuster

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A good purchase.

I listen to a lot of sports psychology books during my commute. I am training for extreme distance triathlons. This book did heavily focus on golf. It did, however, touch on other sports. Either way, the concepts in this book will work for any sport, or any athlete. It was a great purchase and the narrator/author did an exceptional job narrating.

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Absolutely loved it !

I can't say enough about this book and the author. Life changing would probably sum it up! Just finished it and I'm getting ready to listen from the beginning again!! I will be referring to this book over and over again in my life. I cannot wait to tell the world about it!!!

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recommended for anyone

sports related or not this book carries a lot of similarities to life and provides the mindset to over come any obstacle. awesome.

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Everyone should read this!

Absolutely incredible book about mindset. I can’t say enough good things about this. I will keep this in my rotation of book I listen to often which is roughly 5/200+ titles I own.

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Great Book

I love that the book is read by the author. I admire this author as a sports psychologist and as a person; he loves the Lord and America and offers great advice.

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Excellent

I am a Athlete Menthal coach.
The book is great and has deep knowledge. It is a must!

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Must Read For Atheletes

All athletes need to read or listen to this book. Hearing directly from Dr. Rotella is outstanding.

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Best Sports Psychology / Performance Book Ever

Excellent mindset for performance book (although very golf based transferable for any sport or life situation).

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Favorite book on performance

This is my favorite book on the subject of winning, competition and performance.

I've listened to it at least 25 times and it has helped me immensely with my competitive endeavors.

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loved it!

Very motivating! I recommend this for anyone who wants to be successful....not just athletes!

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  • Mr C O'Reilly
  • 10-16-16

Just Brilliant!

Practical, impactful, just plain great!

I've already recommended this to everyone I can!

Looking forward to listening to it again.

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  • MuffinMan
  • 05-25-17

Thinking and success through my passion - golf!

great book, a topic dear to my passion and work. so many parallels with what we do for business at Thinking Focus. Thanks Bob!

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  • 11-09-16

Useful for golf and life

As with all Dr Bobs books, there is fantastic information in "How Champions think"

Dr Bob has a relaxed style of reading and gets his message across in an unhurried manner.

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  • Adrian Mansfield
  • 01-15-16

Great book for golfers, business or sport

Would you consider the audio edition of How Champions Think to be better than the print version?

Listene to this book pretty much all the way through in a couple of sittings and loved it. Clear delivery backed up by evidence and inside stories from the people Dr Bob works with makes this a clear and easy listen that can be put into practice.

I have been back and listened again a couple of times since and I keep picking up new areas to work on.

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The clear delivery and easy to follow ideas

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His own knowledge and background

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  • Mathew
  • 11-29-15

fantasic book

will give you a understanding of how to be be the best at what you do and what steps you need to take to become a champion.

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  • R. J. Selwyn
  • 09-25-22

Another great listen

Another great listen from Bob Rottella on some of the mental approaches to playing better golf.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-03-21

Brings things back into perspective

Great book. Made me realise that there is a lot to learn but also to keep things simple.

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  • Antoinette
  • 12-16-20

Great book! A must read for athletes!

Fastest book I went through! It is a bit golf oriented at times but content is so excellent that it doesn't matter! Bought the book for a teammate and I will listen to it again very soon!

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  • Nikki H.
  • 11-09-20

Inspirational

Many wise words here worthy of returning to.
Full of great examples to help one challenge oneself while retaining peace of mind and enjoying every day.

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  • barry oneill
  • 06-05-20

just repetitive

couldnt finish the book. too repetitive about confidence and hard work and belief. thats it

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-29-18

read by author.

awesome book. read by the author. easy to understand and follow. just the right length

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  • Bren
  • 03-03-17

New perspective on the mental side <br />

Fantastic book. Offers great insight to not only how some of the most elite athletes operate. But how the everyone day person can elevate their performance in what ever area

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  • T. Ji
  • 07-07-21

Not just for golfers

This book made a lot of sense to me. Some great insights and critical assessments of champions versus those who struggle to realise their potential were particularly helpful.

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  • Phil Owen
  • 05-24-21

Outstanding!!

Best in sports psychology… want more books like this!! For all sports lovers, who appreciate the value of the mental aspect when it comes to competing!

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  • Kindle-klant
  • 05-27-20

great insights

must read for aspiring high performers. well worded and inspirational. great for audio book listening

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-14-19

Really enjoyable listen

Really enjoyed this listen. It has some good messages. Uses some excellent examples to support ideas

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  • jerome mingi
  • 11-12-16

oractical

love listening to it. practical. easy to comprehend. many examples. great work. fantastic when it comes to application at work.

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  • Graeme
  • 08-25-16

MUST HAVE

This is absolutly essential with your sporting endevours, especically in Golf (golf focused but applies to all sports). If you're a young person making your way into life an absolute must. Really works on explaining about the process to succeed and not replying on a certain result, the result will take care of itself

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  • Daniel
  • 07-02-16

Awesome!

I'm an elite athlete of 10 years training age and this was totally awesome! Instant performance results. It's golf heavy, so I just adapted to my own sport when necessary. Very informative and the best phycology book I've ever read outside Uni. Fully worth it. Read it 3 times already.

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