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With Winning in Mind: The Mental Management System: An Olympic Champion's Success System

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  962 ratings  ·  81 reviews
In the Olympic sport that is most dependent upon effective and precise mental management (rifle shooting), Olympic gold medalist Lanny Bassham proved he was the master. Perhaps no one has thought more and taught more or better distilled the purest essence of controlling our minds to produce the results which we desire in sports or life.
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Paperback, 162 pages
Published November 1st 1996 by Bookpartners
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Acc13
Jun 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Short and sweet.

Essential mental approach for competition.
Lot of overlap with some of his other material (Winning Sporting Clays); but excellent stuff that bears repetition.

Clearly written, and his examples keep you engaged.

Lessons apply to all competitive sports, and anything that requires consistency and re-invention of the self (life in general).

The mental aspects of my game had lagged so much that learning about them precipitated one of the biggest jumps on my learning curve since I started
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Kristy Cooper
Jan 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sports, favorites
This is a great book for anyone with a competitive nature. Our son is a 16 yr old athlete who wants to achieve his dreams and has the drive to do it. He's not a reader at all. So whenever we were in the car on a road trip, I turned it into an audiobook!

There is quite a bit of great info on how to win, how to NOT let the naysayers count and more importantly remind you to stay focused. There are also things to help you along your journey.

Hard work pays off and this book is definitely worth the ti
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Thebookiemonster
Jul 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
From previous competitions, I'd already incorporated most of the mental techniques and self-talk addressed in this book. But, this is the closest thing there is to a guidebook on mental attitude for competition and high-pressure situations. I'd recommend this to anyone who competes in anything. Actually, to anyone who wants to not be a wet blanket and take control of their mindset.

It's a really fast read, too.
Imogen Clowes
Feb 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It works!!
Steve Pearson
Sep 24, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book. I am a golfer and particularly was interested in how many of the pros Lanny consults are able to maintain focus in pressure situations. I originally wanted to read this book to help me focus better in general. The book gives you practical methods to use to get the things you want from life, sports and non-sports related.

Easy to read and the author has lots of credibility as he has been able to achieve Olympic medals and help several professional golfers be successful.
Ahnika
Aug 01, 2011 added it
Lanny is the man! He and his family are amazing people. My archery coach lended me this book (which I now have a signed copy of my own, YaY!), it helps you achieve your goals in anything, not just in sports. The Mental Management System is so breathtakingly helpful, it opened my eyes to a positive way to think and act; which then leads to a positive outcome. I am so grateful to Lanny and my coach.......This is a must have for everyone.
Alex Fontanetta
Lanny Bassham discusses the other side of athletics: the non-physical, mental aspect. The book is concise and easy to read. He sticks to the application of key mental strategies while giving short examples to support his theories. It is a short, quick read, beneficial for both coaches and athletes.
Steve
Sep 04, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great approach from sport to life. Hope it will be useful in my training and life goals.

Definitely will test it out for my next tournament and personal goals.

The main objective is to maintain positive and task oriented attitude. Might not be easy to implement right away but with some work could be very effective.

Kris
Dec 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Perhaps the best book I've ever read about how to improve performance, set a goal, and strenthen self-discipline. I read it for help with my tennis game and found that it's relevant for almost any pursuit.
Nick
Apr 15, 2008 rated it really liked it
This stuff really works. The book is so simply written as to be simple-minded, but the method really works. Try it. You'll see.
Brad Lasater
Jan 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: home-library
This book completely changed my whole outlook towards my archery 'career'. I have a new way to view success and accomplishments.!
Carolyn Jussila
Mar 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
2nd time I've read it. Very useful info- highlights all over it.
Mark
Dec 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: coaching, self-help
Enjoyed this great book. Very practical and provided an actual system with which I can achieve my goals.
Keith Daigneau
Jan 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book "With Winning in Mind" is a great book! The author, Lanny Bassham, is former olympic small bore rifle competitor with 22 individual and team titles, set 4 world records, won a silver medal in 1972, and a gold medal in 1976. Throughout the book, Lanny talks about the mental philosophy of sports or in business through the system called "The Mental Management System". Lanny has helped so many different groups like multiple olympic teams, olympic and world champions, the FBI, the US Secret ...more
Richard Angelus
Nov 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
"Turn mental shortcomings into mental strengths.” This book is a sports philosophy that talks about the mental management system and how it works. This mental management system can be used in sports, businesses and even in daily lives. One reason why I like this book is that Lanny talks about what he felt like an Olympic shooter and how he overcame what was hard for him. Over the course of the book, he teaches all of the things that can help me physically and mentally, like what I should think w ...more
Rydh
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very good

This book was an easy read, being both entertaining and informative. I first heard of the book when a golf commentator mentioned it during a broadcast, saying that he recommended it as a "must read" for any golfer seriously wanting to improve his game. I bought the book for that reason but I now understand that the teachings of Mr Bassham are applicable not only to competitive sporting activities but to the pursuit of improvement in just about any endeavour one can think of. In retrospe
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Cheron Spiller
May 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very much enjoyed reading this book. Lanny Bassham gives a different perspective on how to win the game and yourself. He takes you through the 'Mental Management' program and breaks down the fundamental of how to succeed.

This book is based on sports and sport philosophy. Regardless if this book is about sports and how to win in competitions, I recommend this book to students, young adults and teachers as well. Bassham is a very positive coach that inspires his fans and trainees to succeed in com
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Peter Parker
Feb 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'd like to think I got a lot out of this book. Essentially it does come down to the change that you're willing to make on yourself but this book goes through the steps to make it happen. The chapters are really easy to read and pretty short which is great when you're wanting to read a bit during lunch break. Would definitely recommend it to others who are looking to take that next step on their journey to self-development.
Stephen Lake
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So much great material here for coaching and developing an elite mental game—and not just in sports. My son’s bowling coach Diandra Asbaty recommended this book: “I read this and 3 months later I won the PWBA Queens title!” I have been applying Bassham’s insights as I have been helping to train my son. First tournament since then: he averaged over 200 for the tournament for the first time ever and took 2nd, his highest tournament finish so far!
Jennifer
Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is a great read for anyone looking to better their self-image. It may seem like this is a book for athletes only, but trust me, this book will help you in your personal life/ work life/ sports. It has great pieces of information in every chapter. So much so that it inspires you to just write it down and have it around you at all time.

This book is great! Please take some time and read this!
josh horner
Oct 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow

I can’t tell you to read this book but if you don’t you are missing out. I read this book in one day and could not put it down. I am a former collegiate athlete looking for help in a further endeavor and this book has helped me a lot. Being able to relate to many of the things said in this book has shown me he knows what he is talking about.
Felix de la Montana
Jan 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is a hidden gem. Judging by the number of rating (under 800 at the time of this writing), few people of younger generations know about this book.

As an adult, each of us ponders how to change our habits. Lanny Bassham offers a clear and specific set of tools and strategies to do so. Read it! Follow your dreams!
Oskar Orglaan
May 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Really good book how to raise self-image and keep focus on just the process and what are the common mistakes we do. Most of our failures and induced by own our mind. Mr Bassham shares his views how to prepare mentally for a new challenge.
Dave
Feb 04, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
There’s not too much new here concerning Personal Development. Goal setting, visualization, positive intent are the bulk of the book. I did enjoy the authors stories concerning Olympian mindset training secrets.
Milford Plaines
Sep 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good Read

Work your process, control your thoughts believe and so shall it be. You are what you think you are. Just believe in self!
Eandaquigyahoo.com
Great read

Prepare mentally. Everything starts and end in mind. Highly recommended for every endeavors we are all going to do. Thanks to the author.
Mahon Mccann
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Best book ever.
Laura
Feb 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My whole family loves this book. We read and read again. Great for developing young athletes and for changing your thinking.
Derek Tucker
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book, short to the point on how to increase your mental game.
Patrick Montplaisir
I now have to put effort into what I have learned.
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