#16 ⇢ The 5 Books Every Athlete Must Read

#16 ⇢ The 5 Books Every Athlete Must Read

I really enjoy reading and tend to go back and forth between fiction and creative nonfiction. There are many books that I barely remember anything about, and then there are those that stick in my mind for years. These five books are the latter kind. You don’t even need to be an athlete to learn something from each of these books. If you have big goals and dreams in any area of your life, I would highly recommend putting these on your reading list!

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#6 ⇢ On Confidence and How to Cultivate It

#6 ⇢ On Confidence and How to Cultivate It

Confidence is one of the traits that is most commonly associated with great athletes. Top performers like Michael Phelps appear to be so sure of themselves and seemingly don’t care what other people think, but how do they get there? How do you “become” confident? It’s definitely not something you can just turn on and off, but rather a state of being and carrying yourself. I have a few thoughts on this that I’d like to share.

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#5 ⇢ Dealing with the Pre-Competition Jitters

#5 ⇢ Dealing with the Pre-Competition Jitters

As an athlete, you know that pre-competition nerves can make or break your performance. I feel like there are very few athletes who don’t get nervous before they compete, and once you learn how to control your emotions you can use those pre-competition jitters to your advantage instead of psyching yourself to ensure an optimal performance.

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