I thought you might enjoy a little snippet from the book. Enjoy!
"I have seen athletes who were 'not supposed to win' end up
winning and athletes that did all the 'right things' end up losing. I have also
seen the athletes who were supposed to win follow through and win. What the
winners all had in common was an appropriate game plan matched with appropriate
execution and adaptation.
There is no magic checklist that an athlete can check off on their way
to becoming a champion. It just does not work that way. If you think it does,
you are in for a rude and painful awakening. You will always have
distractions that pop up and always be required to make adaptations in the
course of battle.
The only REAL tried and true formula for success is: Execution
of strategy and technique under real and adverse situations.
That is it! That is all, nothing more and nothing less! You do
not have to be a superstar with endless talent. You do not have to know a
thousand and one techniques. You do not have to take special vitamins, wear some
piece of special clothing, or be an amazingly popular and well liked person.
You just have to execute during the competition.
Everything you do leading up to the competition is either a help or a hindrance
to that execution. Your lifestyle and training habits all have an effect on your
level of execution.
Once it’s time to compete it’s about executing your best skills
and neutralizing your opponent’s through a sound strategy. If your preparation
was adequate for the task, then your competition should go more in the direction
that you desire. It is ultimately the person or team who executes that wins the