Winning State – Track & Field by Steve Knight, paperback, 156 pages, Let's Win! Publishing (2005), ISBN: 0976536196
Experience the power of believing. When the pressure is on, your heart pounds, your stomach knots, you can't focus, and you doubt yourself. What do you do? If you crash and burn, it is time to learn how to believe in yourself. "Winning State – Track & Field", an athlete's guide to competitive confidence, is written for all ages and events. It provides critical mental skills athletes need to believe in themselves, when it is all-on-the-line. The book includes Demon Slayer visualization tecniques, core confidence routines, and go-time composure skills. Author Steve Knights, four-time state and two-time national powerlifting champion, is a pioneer in the field of mental preparation for tournament competitions. His straightforward, pull-no-punches delivery, combined with a "been there, done that" perspective, sheds new light on the important topic of competitive confidence. His teachings revolve around a simple premise: Confidence is a skill for all to learn, not a genetic gift only a few possess. "Within these chapters athletes learn how to focus their minds on believing in their physical abilities; they learn how to successfully battle the natural up-and-downs of insecurity and self-doubt; ultimately, they learn how to perform under pressure".