Book Review: The Win Within by Bert R. Mandelbaum

Book Review: The Win Within by Bert R. MandelbaumThe Win Within: Capturing Your Victorious Spirit by Bert Mandelbaum
Published by Greenleaf Book Group on September 16, 2014
Genres: General, Health & Fitness, Personal Growth, Self-Help, Success
Pages: 176
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An inspiring guide to playing your personal best in the sport of life As an orthopedic surgeon, a finish-line physician, and a USA team doctor at the World Cup and the Olympics, Dr. Bert Mandelbaum has witnessed the trials and triumphs of elite athletes from a vantage point few of us get. And over his twenty-plus years of experience, he’s identified a common character trait that every elite athlete relies upon for success: it’s what he calls the “victorious spirit.”

In The Win Within, Mandelbaum reveals that any of us—no matter our age or physical condition—can capture that same spirit in our own lives. This inner drive to win resides in all of us, he argues, hardwired into our DNA by ancestry dating back millions of years. You’ll learn how to view life the way a top-performing athlete does: relentlessly, tenaciously, positively, and focusing less on the finish line of the marathon and more on the 26.2 miles that precede it. With narrative support ranging from the lessons of our early ancestors to Mandelbaum’s stories of our modern-day gladiators (both household name and lesser known), The Win Within will give you a greater understanding of how and why we’re all hardwired to win—and you’ll come away with no shortage of tactics and motivation to capture your own victorious spirit.

This book made me dig deep within, trying to determine whether I was allowing myself to make excuses for not finishing ‘strong”. How we think about things can change every area of our lives. This author points out how our will within can overcome almost any obstacle. We all have this strength inside and we need to develop it and use it. He provides a great understanding of how he believes we are each wired to win.

As I’m sure all of you have realized in your own lives, adversity can comes upon us when we least expect it. In my own life, as I look back to the days, weeks and months following my near-fatal car accident, I wonder what made me press on?  While I believe God gave me courage, I believe, like Mandelbaum does, that we have an inner victorious spirit that once discovered, can be used and nurtured. 

In the book, he shares very inspiring and incredible stories. In an overall way, I believe this book is very encouraging for living a very successful daily life with great character and passion.

Dr. Bert Mandelbaum is among the world’s foremost experts in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of orthopedic conditions. He spends most of his time at his clinical practice, Santa Monica Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group.Dr. Mandelbaum has served as team physician for numerous collegiate and Major League Soccer teams, as well as the US Soccer Men’s National Team. He currently serves as the Medical Director for the FIFA Medical Center of Excellence in Santa Monica, the Director of Research for Major League Baseball, and also serves on the USOC National Medical Network Advisory Group. Most recently, Mandelbaum was appointed as Chief Medical Officer for the 2015 World Special Olympic Games. 

He has been married to his wife, Ruth, a family physician, for more than twenty years. The couple has three children: Rachel, Jordan and Ava.  You can check out Dr. Mandelbaum’s website —–> HERE.

I received this ebook without cost from NetGalley in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

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