What are the best inspirational sports psychology books?

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    #1Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

    Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

    Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience is a non-fiction book written by a psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. In this book, the author highlights how experience satisfies a person. This book was published in 1990.

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    Amber Garza
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "While this book has some good information, it is older and there is much more recent research. I would look for something newer. "
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    #2Mindset

    Mindset

    Mindset: How You Can Fulfill Your Potential is a non-fiction book written by a psychologist Carol S. Dweck. This book provides information about how mindset can help to help develop one's skills.

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    Joel Álvarez
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "This book focus on potential exploration. This is a good book but it may lack of depth."
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    #3Mind Gym : An Athlete's Guide to Inner Excellence

    Mind Gym : An Athlete's Guide to Inner Excellence

    Mind Gym: An Athlete's Guide to Inner Excellence is a non-fiction self-help book written by a sports psychologist Gary Mack. This book highlights the influence of mind on one's performance.

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    Ashley Harris
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "I've always believed in the strength of the mind over the body. I love how this book goes in to details and examples of exactly that. Even my 15-yr old son is excited to read this one. Great for everyone, athletes, employees, managers, and anyone and everyone else. One person found this helpful"
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    #4In the Zone

    In the Zone
    In the Zone: How Champions Think and Win Big is a non-fiction motivational book written by Clyde Brolin. In this book, the author highlights the traits that athlete stars have in common in order to become champions.
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    Angela Stanley
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "This book was pretty good, very interesting read. Although it's not my favorite one i've read in the sport psych genre. The author does a great job of telling these stories of famous athletes. I learned a great deal about the mind from this book. "
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    #5The Champion's Mind

    The Champion's Mind

    The Champion's Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive is a non-fiction self-help book written by Jim Afremow. This book was originally published in 2014.

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    Ling Sun
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "I dont know if inspirational is the correct word as much as instructional. Basically a step by step how to get yourself pumped. "
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    #6The Inner Game of Tennis

    The Inner Game of Tennis

    The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance by W. Timothy Gallwey, Zach Kleinman and Pete Carroll is a non-fiction book that was originally published in 1974.

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    John Romero
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Excellent book with good message for everyone"
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    #7The Champion in All of Us: 12 Rules for Success

    The Champion in All of Us: 12 Rules for Success

    The Champion in all of Us: 12 Rules for Success is about the stories of four athletes who joined the Olympic games. This is written by Steve Backley and was published in 2012.

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    Jennifer Andrews
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "This book is an amazing look at olympic athletes and the mental strength required to endure what they do. It's quite inspiring and changes your perspective of how hard people really work to be the best."
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    #8A Life Without Limits: A World Champion's Journey

    A Life Without Limits: A World Champion's Journey

    A Life Without Limits: A World Champion's Journey is a non-fiction book written by Chrissie Wellington with a foreword by Lance Armstrong. It was originally published in 2012.

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    Jeffrey Newman
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Chrissie Wellington blew the Ironman sports world away with her winning determination and strength. This autobiography is inspiring and fascinating at the same time. A great book by a great athelete. "
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    #9Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

    Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

    Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking is a book by Malcolm Gladwell containing experts' views on how people think when they are making decisions and how it affects their everyday lives.

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    #10Getting Things Done

    Getting Things Done

    Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity is an advanced guidebook written by veteran coach and management consultant David Allen. It was first released in December 2002. It is about the making and sticking to a "to-do list".

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    Kathleen Fowler
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "If you're looking for a great motivational and inspirational book, I would suggest reading Getting Things Done by David Allen. He explains and guides you through simple day to day planning of activities. The book gives you a good perspective on life. "
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    #11Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning

    Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning

    Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning is a non-fiction self-help book written by Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III and Mark A. McDaniel. This book was originally published in 2014.

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    Amit Nair
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "It's depressing that the book tells me I spent my whole life learning things the wrong way. The way it explains learning makes sense and sounds a lot better than traditional ways. I wish I had read this book a few decades ago while still in school. It would have helped. "
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    #12Doing Sport Psychology

    Doing Sport Psychology

    Doing Sport Psychology is a non-fiction book written by Mark B. Andersen. This was originally published in 2000. In this book, the author highlights the art of sports psychology and how it is helpful to people.

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    Carl Dixon
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Doing Sport Psychology is a good introductory book into sports psychology. I read it in one evening and learned a lot about the subject. The book seems a bit complicated for an average person with no prior psychology knowledge, though."
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    #13The Legend of Mickey Tussler

    The Legend of Mickey Tussler

    The Legend of Mickey Tussler is a sports historical fiction written by Frank Nappi. Published in 2008, it focuses on the story of Mickey Tussler. The Legend of Mickey Tussler is the first book in the Mickey Tussler book series.

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    Brian Knight
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "I think that Mickey should not have Autism."

Summary

Best What are the best inspirational sports psychology books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Flow: The Psychology of Optimal ExperienceBooks 21 Paid
2MindsetBooks 19 Paid
3Mind Gym : An Athlete's Guide to Inner ExcellenceBooks 18 Paid
4In the ZoneBooks 16 Paid
5The Champion's MindBooks 16 Paid
6The Inner Game of TennisBooks 14 Paid
7The Champion in All of Us: 12 Rules for SuccessBooks 13 Paid
8A Life Without Limits: A World Champion's JourneyBooks 12 Paid
9Blink: The Power of Thinking Without ThinkingBooks 8 Paid
10Getting Things DoneBooks 8 Paid
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