Olympic gold medalist and world rifle champion Lanny Bassham shares his mental strategies for success in his book, With Winning In Mind.
From the back cover:
- With Winning in Mind is the most authoritative book available on mental training for sports and competitive business environments.
- The most powerful mental tools used by Olympic winners.
- The secrets of mastering the pressure of big competitions.
- The three mental processes that control a winning performance.
- Why ninety-five percent of all winning is accomplished by only five percent of the participants.
- How to turn your deficiencies into strengths.
- The Mental Management System used by Olympic teams from seven nations.
With Winning In Mind is essential for:
- Athletes in training for national or world competitions in all sports.
- Coaches of top-ranked teams and individuals.
- Business trainers and sales professionals.
- Anyone interested in increasing performance while reducing stress.
With Winning in Mind is a fantastic resource for anyone seeking improvement of any kind – I’ve recommended to all my friends. I wish I had known about it when I was competing! [Brian Enos]
Learn the secrets that Olympians use to control the mind under the pressure of competition. The Audio CD version of With Winning in Mind will allow you to listen to the its inspirational lessons on your way to your next challenge.
Four audio CDs read are by the author. Includes a Bonus CD with 40 minutes of new material and commentary not included in the printed version of the book.
“Lanny does an outstanding job of boiling down all the mental training mumbo jumbo to a form anyone can understand and benefit from. His book is easy to read and understand and I recommend it at all my seminars.“
Jay Bars Olympic Gold Medalist – Archery
“I was World Champion and world record holder in the 300 meter standard rifle event (1974) when I first heard about Lanny Bassham’s Mental Management course. I was anxious to repeat my win and increase my world record at the next World Shooting Championships to be held in Seoul, Korea in 1978. I was putting it all on the line. I had quit my job in aerospace to practice full-time and prepare for that event and then planned to stick it out for the 1980 Olympic Team tryouts. I was getting help from the Army Reserve International Team, but I needed insurance. That insurance (besides a fine backup rifle): the mental edge that would let my improving practice scores translate to a winning Championship score. Those principles of mental management, positive reinforcement, mental rehearsal, the mental program, visualization, positive expectations, these and other mental skills passed on to me by Lanny in 1977 … all gave me that strong “mental tool box”, empowering me to walk around all the other competitors in my event. That was in addition to improving my scores! The feeling of successfully defending my World Championship and increasing my world record that day in October of 1978 is hard to describe. Lanny, I cannot thank you enough!”
World Champion + World Record Holder- 1974, 1978, Olympic Team, 1980.
PS. I find that these mental skills and techniques have not just benefited me in the shooting sports. I can see their power in all the sports I have observed, as well as in my daily life. In daily life, having positive expectations and positive ways to look at “temporary setbacks” (not failures) in your life, the importance of goal setting; in helping younger athletes look at their performances in a positive way thereby making it easier for them to progress to the next level, these are among the numerous carryovers from Lanny’s course.