F.A.T.E. The Kind We can Control: Utilizing Mental Performance Techniques in the Pursuit of Everyday Success
by Wade Wilson, PhD & Ambika Bansal, MSc(c)
Brief Insert – Setting the Stage:
Why create this book?
We all have goals and dreams. We all want to better our current situation, or if we are lucky enough to already be in a great situation, we want to maintain that for as long as possible. In a perfect world, we would be able to aspire to and achieve anything we dreamt about. Yet, as we all know too well, this is not the case. Obstacles lurk around every corner. Some we can navigate quite easily, while others knock the wind out of our sails. As the authors of this book and specialists in sports performance, we are passionate about assisting and supporting athletes, post-secondary students, and anyone who finds themselves in the performance context; as we see it, the performance context, at the largest scale, is life. We see students and clients dealing with multiple demands (such as academics, work, and family responsibilities) while simultaneously doing their best to stay positive, learn, and be productive.
In both academics and sport, the landscape can be daunting. You are constantly putting yourself out there to be judged and critiqued, not only by coaches, teachers, media, and employers, but also and more importantly by yourself. It is this internal dialogue and judgement that we think is most crucial. One of our goals is to assist you with the internal judgement and evaluation, and to help you develop a system to deal with the many obstacles that you are presented with.
I hope you enjoy using this book as much as we enjoyed creating it.
P.S. – this book includes a chapter at the end specific for those entering post-secondary study or are currently working towards their undergraduate degree.
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