As author Jason Selk writes, the “10-Minute Toughness routine provides competitors of all ages and skill levels with the ‘nutrients’ essential for mind building and strengthening.”
The author likens his approach to improving one’s mental game to entering a mental weight room, and believes that the brain is just like any other muscle that needs to be developed. Drawing on his experience working with professional and Olympic athletes, Selk presents a three-phase plan for improving focus and building confidence. Phase 1, the mental workout, features chapters on clearing mental clutter and improving focus, phase 2 reviews effective goal-setting and motivation techniques and phase 3 focuses on how to develop solutions to specific situations.
What we liked:
- While nothing in this text is groundbreaking, the author does a nice job of detailing methods that will be appealing to people looking for a precise formula for improving their mental focus, whether for competition on the field or on the job.
What we didn’t like:
- As with many self-help books, the advice is sometimes very simplistic and takes a one-size-fits-all approach.
October 9, 2009