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Mind Gym : An Athlete's Guide to Inner Excellence by Gary Mack
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As the mild winter weather promises an earlier than usual start to the golf and tennis seasons, I am thinking about equipment, exercises, instructional videotapes and maybe a short "spring training" trip to Florida. But at the top of my list this year will be a re-read of a little book by Gary Mack that will have more impact than all of the above preparations combined. I learned from "Mind Gym" that, for most of us, how we approach our games mentally is the greatest key to improvement. It made a dramatic difference for me -- in attitude, enjoyment and score!
Nothing like it in the world : the men who built t&hellip by Stephen E. Ambrose
About halfway through "Nothing Like It in the World", the author describes the formidable task faced by the Central Pacific Railroad in building the Summit tunnel through the Sierra Nevada mountains. This achievement, blasting a 1700 foot tunnel through solid rock with progress measured in inches per day, must have been enormously frustrating. Unfortunately, I felt some of that same discomfort in tryng to plow through this book, which I found remarkably colorless given the enormity and historical significance of the subject. Inadequately illustrated and mapped (there are occasional references to photographs that are not included and place names that do not appear on the maps), the… Read more