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Hardcover No Limits: The Will to Succeed Book

ISBN: 1439130728

ISBN13: 9781439130728

No Limits: The Will to Succeed

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"When I'm focused, there is not one single thing, person, anything that can stand in the way of my doing something. There is not. If I want something bad enough, I feel I'm gonna get there."Michael Phelps is one of the greatest competitors the world has ever seen. From teen sensation in Sydney to bona fide phenom in Athens, he is now -- after the Beijing Games -- a living Olympic legend. With an unprecedented eight gold medals and world-record times...

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Great Book

I really enjoyed this book. A glimpse into the mind of Michael Phelps. He seems to be just as he has been portrayed. A family focused, driven athlete. Certainly one to be admired. I loved the book and read it on kindle. Inspirational for athletes and gives a glimpse into the dedication necessary to compete at that level.

Great read

My 14 year old son is reading this book and is really enjoying it. Reads like a story. Inspirational, especially if you are a swimmer.

Great reading, great inspiration

This is a great read for young and old. If your looking for inspiration this is it. Michael will wake up your senses, give you a new sense of the importance of setting goals and you'll appreciate his maturity and integrity. Every High school, Middle school, Elem school and Recreational coach will benefit from reading this. Michael Phelps defines the American dream.

Inspirational Book For All

I have a very large background in swimming. From the age of 4, I was swimming and by the age of 8 I was competing. Needless to say from the time Phelps broke his first World Record, he was one of my main inspirations and heroes in swimming. This book was a very awe inspiring book for me showing his highs and lows in his career, and it shows his incredible style in handling every road block that was thrown at him. I recommend this book for everyone, to help you set your goals and reach them, because there are No Limits as long as you have the Will To Succeed.

Stands on Its Own

First, if you've read Michael's autobiography he published shortly after Athens Olympics, this isn't book's sequel. It doesn't claim to be, but you may think it is if you look through chapters' headings, as they're based on all events Michael swam in Beijing (autobiography as it is published now stops pretty much shortly after Athens). What that means is that some of the stories are repeated, but if you keep that in mind and ignore it, you'll enjoy all the new stories he shares. As a former college swimmer and now a masters swimmer I really enjoyed this book and had a hard time putting it down. It's well written, and gives you an idea of what it takes to get to the level that Michael is at. He's obviously gifted with a body well suited for swimming, but it was 99% hard work and effort that got him to the top where no other swimmer have been before. He tells you how he got there while also sharing other stories about his life outside of the pool. This book also provides a chance for Michael to tell you more about Beijing experience. He was too busy during the Olympics to sit down and give a lengthy interview, and in a way, this is what this book is all about. For example, 12,000 calories a day diet that everyone talked about is actually a myth. What always impressed me about Phelps was his focus and determination on staying on top of his goals. I have no idea how he was able to remain focused and execute to perfection every single stroke and turn in 17 races he participated in Beijing. In this book he shares how you can overcome distractions and remain motivated to reach your goals. Finally, if you're into setting any kinds of goals in life, this book is a must read.
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