Competition is in all young athletes’ blood. They want to win and they’ll do whatever it takes. Unfortunately, many fail to achieve success, which leads to negative emotions, which in turn makes future wins more difficult. In Tour de You, Dr. Kathryn Wilder discusses the ability of young athletes to rise above obstacles and reminds them to do their best, no matter what the outcome.
Wilder is a two-time national master’s cycling champion and a sports psychologist. Her writing focuses on competitive mindsets. “To find happiness, self-expression and authenticity is part of the equation,” she says. “The more one finds happiness, the more likely [it is] that success and peak performance will occur.”
As a young athlete, Wilder constantly sought out healthy and productive approaches to competition. Once she had her own kids, she decided to try to provide the “missing link on why it’s important do your very best, regardless of winning.” Although the book is geared toward young athletes, older athletes and coaches can also benefit from her findings and experiences.
Tour de You offers a combination of “adrenaline-producing language” and simple lessons on how to have a healthy, competitive mindset. A quick read [only 24 pages], it’s perfect for active athletes who don’t have time to read an epic novel. Priced at just $10.95, it’s a bargain if it guides you to becoming a happier athlete.