Harvey Dorfman's Dad said, "Sufferin makes you stronger, kid, as long as you survive." He may have borrowed that from Friedrich Nietzsche who said, "That which does not kill us makes us stronger."
Harvey was the best mental skills coach I've known and I was lucky to have him as a mentor. In addition to World Series Rings as a coach, he won a national championship as a goalie in college and survived serious asthma as a child.
This book can guide your efforts to imitate the thought patterns of the greatest athletes in the world. You'll learn how to not only try hard, but to consistently give your best effort one play at a time.
Mental skills develop with practice, just like physical skills. Coach Traub's training helps individuals and teams by adding distinctions and details to the things they already are figuring out about how to give their best effort one play at a time. You must bring some courage and motivation to the table, but the simple truths (simple to understand - not easy to do) Coach Traub teaches clarify how to get from where you are to where you want to be... faster.
In What Happy People Know, author Dan Baker outlines what he calls “The 12 Qualities of Happiness.” Not all have to be present, he writes, “and they don’t all have to be there in equal amounts.” Still, most must be abundant for someone “to experience the kind of lasting, rock-solid happiness that endures even when life gets tough to take – as it always does.”
Love • Even better than being loved is loving somebody.