In Praise of Failure: The Value of Overcoming Mistakes in Sports and in Life

In Praise of Failure: The Value of Overcoming Mistakes in Sports and in Life

By: Mark H. Anshel (author)Hardback

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Not only is failure in sports, exercise, and even in the workplace inevitable in an imperfect world, it is actually essential to succeeding and performing at the highest level. What we label "failure" is, in fact, not failure at all. Instead, it is merely a component of learning, improving, and eventually reaching our optimal performance. Mark H. Anshel uses sports psychology in a grounded, easy-to-read manner in order to show individuals that failure is an integral component of achieving success in sport and in life. In this book, failure in sport and exercise settings is examined in a far more desirable and positive light than sports leaders, coaches, and athletes typically acknowledge, revealing how the highest-performing athletes have one characteristic in common-they learned and improved from failure.

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About Author

Mark H. Anshel, PhD, is professor emeritus at Middle Tennessee State University. He has consulted with youth and professional sports teams, and has applied performance psychology concepts in medical, law enforcement, and corporate settings. Dr. Anshel is the author of numerous books, including Sport Psychology: From Theory to Practice (Fifth Edition), Aerobics for Fitness (Fifth Edition), and Applied Health Fitness Psychology, as well as the editor of the Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Sciences. Dr. Anshel has written and published over 140 articles in scientific journals and 22 book chapters in areas of sport and exercise psychology. He is a former college baseball athlete.


Preface Introduction: Defining Failure and Success in Sport Chapter 1: How We Promote Sport Performance Failure Chapter 2: Dimensions of Failure: Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Values-Based Chapter 3: Explaining the Causes of Failure Chapter 4: Failure Improves Intrinsic Motivation Chapter 5: Errors Lead to Optimal Performance Chapter 6: Proper Coping with Failure Chapter 7: Linking Effective Sports Leadership to Failure Chapter 8: Effective Communication Skills for Performance Feedback and Instruction Chapter 9: Failure and Children: Helping Kids Fail Safely Chapter 10: Handling Failure in Sport Settings Chapter 11: Handling Failure in Exercise Settings Conclusion Epilogue References Index About the Author

Product Details

  • publication date: 17/03/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781442251571
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 206
  • ID: 9781442251571
  • weight: 454
  • ISBN10: 1442251573

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