Wanting to win and striving to achieve your personal best with the hope of winning are two completely different desires. This book lays out a step-by-step process for doing the latter. This approach can be used effectively in sports, relationships, hobbies, career, or however you want to creatively apply it. Excellence and character are goals worth pursuing. You can change your behavior to make your improvement desires become reality.
Rick Redd, MD uses COL John Boyd's OODA loop design for his basic decision-making structure. He then compartmentalizes each of us into four realms: Physical, Emotional, Intellectual, and Spiritual, and describes twenty-one specially-selected habits which fit into these realms. He describes 27 different ways to implement these habits, some of which are quite novel and innovative, including eating right, exercising, getting enough sleep, and the essential need to use approved and quality supplements to bolster the nutritional content of the foods we eat. With these habits in play, measure your progress and generate differential advantages in sport and business. This macro-process applies to everyone in the same way running or walking enhances aerobic fitness. Rick outlines the architecture for a micro-process, specific to each position, sport, event, or job. This personalizes the system for the reader.
The author strongly accentuates our Spiritual realm and shows why it is so important to our growth and development as athletes, students, and human beings. He explains how we often short-circuit our ability to achieve duty, honor, discovery, character, maturity and, ultimately, our potential, when we fail to develop our Spiritual side.
This system is well organized, practical, and a tremendous aid to athletes, students, musicians, artists, engineers, plumbers, housewives, grandparents, or anyone who honestly desires to manifest their God-given destiny.