Now, I know what some of you will be thinking. The last thing you want to do when you finally get the chance to switch off is to think about getting back to it all. But just stay with me for a second. These three reads might be just what you need to change your perspective and truly embrace a champion’s mindset. Check them out. I promise you won’t regret it.
Win: Proven Strategies for Success in Sport, Life and Mental Health – Brent Pope and Jason Brennan
If there is one book I’d recommend you read on your mission to adopting a champion’s mindset, it’d be this one. It’s clearly broken down into the areas you need to address to enhance your performance, including dealing with failure and developing the strength to win. The content flows seamlessly from one topic to the next, allowing you to suck up the learnings with the greatest of ease.
Edge: Turning Adversity into Advantage – Laura Huang
We all know champions embrace positivity. When was the last time you saw an athlete head into competition without exuding an air of confidence and self-belief? Not often, I’ll bet. This gem comes from one of the best of the bunch. Harvard Business School professor Laura Huang shares how you can give yourself the “edge” in any given situation.
Pressure is a Privilege: Lessons I've Learned from Life and the Battle of the Sexes – Billy Jean King and Christine Brennan
While the previous two suggestions were born from the world of academia, this one is a reflection on what it takes to win, penned by someone who knows just what it takes. Find out more about how Billie Jean King defied convention and learn how she approaches life’s challenges in her own special way.