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The Hinge: The Importance of Mental Toughness

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Every door has a hinge, if it doesn't, it's a wall...

Have you ever noticed how the outcome of a competition depends upon one play or moment? If we look closer, every season and career also possesses these pivotal moments. It only takes one.

The Hinge is the one moment, event, or person that makes all the difference. It connects who we are with who we become. This is the im
Paperback, 1st, 107 pages
Published November 15th 2013 by DRB press (first published October 29th 2013)
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Dec 07, 2013 Cortana rated it it was amazing
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The Hinge: The Importance of Mental Toughness by Dr. Rob Bell is about mental toughness and offers a new perspective on the subject. The book takes a look at what it takes to perform at the highest level and enjoy what you do.

The five maxims of The Hinge are truly inspiring:
-It only takes one
-Things happen for a reason
-Trust your gut
-Tragedies are not immediate
-What-if never happened

The Hinge by Rob Bell is a short and enjoyable book, truly inspiring, and one that touches the heart having the po
Clare O'Beara
Nov 16, 2015 Clare O'Beara rated it it was ok
Shelves: memoir, america-fact
This positive-thinking book states that we need to be mentally tough and savvy enough at listening to gut feelings, in order to take advantage of opportunities in life. THE HINGE is what makes an obstacle a door instead of a wall, and our actions form the handle.

Fine in prospect, but every chapter is illustrated with sporting stories, and all but a few are intricate tales of American-specific sports about which non-Americans know nothing. "In Orel Hershisher's book 'Between the Lines' he tells
Teena in Toronto
Dec 05, 2013 Teena in Toronto rated it it was ok
According to the author, there are five maxims of the hinge:

* It only takes one
* Things happen for a reason
* Trust your gut
* Tragedies are immediate
* What-if never happened

There are also chapters on confidence, faith, motivation, focus and re-focus along with "rusty hinges".

When I read the description of this book, it sounded interesting ... I like books that make me a better person. This book was okay, not great ... it didn't excite me. I liked that there were stories to show the instances of t
Maggie Hesseling
Apr 16, 2014 Maggie Hesseling rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
I don't know if destiny can be substituted for the hinge, but if it is the case it's a nice idea. I don't believe in it. However, this book is so well written that it seduces you into the idea of it. It's easy to see trend in hindsight, but is it really trend or mostly related (or unrelated events) that you subconsciously work for so that you're in the position you want to be? Maybe it's a bit of both. But regardless of your point-of-view on the matter, this book gives lots of food for thought. ...more
Nov 20, 2013 Monica rated it it was ok
Shelves: first-read
I was given this book as a goodreads first read in exchange for a review. It only takes one... That is the recurring theme of this book. Whether it be a coincidence,a decision, or just plain luck that moment can change your life, or history. There are many examples of how one thing changed the life or lives of people.
While it is a well written book and has a good message, I found this somewhat repetitive. I also didn't realize that this book was meant more for sports fans than anyone else. I fe
Roch King
Nov 20, 2013 Roch King rated it it was amazing
This highly readable book has something for everyone and a lot more for most people. The running metaphors of walls, hinges, and doors make the important lessons about obstacles, turning-points, and opportunities memorable. Personally, I found the Dr. Bell's approach to confidence and focus and how those relate to being ready for when that one Hinge moment comes, as the most powerful. Other readers may find other sections as the most pertinent. If you are looking to improve your own performance, ...more
Nov 23, 2014 John rated it really liked it
Full of incredible trivia- especially from sports- so this book appealed to me. Dr. Bell unfolds aspects of a person who has mental toughness. They are great reminders. He not only reviews the components of mental capacity that enable a person to take advantage of opportunities, but he uncovers some of the rusty hinges that keep us from opening the door of possibility in our lives. This was an enjoyable read. I borrowed this book, but I'd love to have my own copy just to review it from time to ...more
Dec 23, 2013 Carrie rated it did not like it
Honestly, I finished this because I wanted to hit 80 books for the year and had already invested time in it. This book is mostly a series of quotes and incredibly short anecdotes strung together loosely in a very forced way. I was excited about the premise, but the information was entirely too shallow.
David Rennard
Mar 12, 2016 David Rennard rated it liked it
Definitely helpful for adopting a mindset. Not on-par with more fully-developed and challenging concepts and stories, like "How Proust Can Change Your Life", "Well-being", "Fear and Trembling", "Either/Or", etc.
Charlie Areddy
Aug 09, 2016 Charlie Areddy rated it liked it
This is a great book for people who like to make accurate assessments of themselves and those who find the importance in real life situations.
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Dr. Rob Bell is a Sport Psychology coach.

He has PGA Tour credentials as a Sport Psychology consultant, has coached winners on the PGA Tour and caddied on Tour. He is the author of five sport psychology books:

The Hinge: The Importance of Mental Toughness & Mental Toughness Training for Golf. NO FEAR: A Simple Guide to Mental Toughness. Don't "Should" on Your Kids: Build Their Mental Toughness
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