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Elite Minds: How Winners Think Differently to Create a Competitive Edge and Maximize Success by Dr. Stan Beecham

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Failure Drives Success

You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something.

—WINSTON CHURCHILL

When I first began my career as a sport psychologist, I needed to make a little extra money to support my wife and two children.

A small, private liberal arts college with its main campus some 50 miles from Athens decided to open a satellite campus just a few miles away, so I took the opportunity to teach an introductory psychology class there to make a few extra bucks.

After 10 years of college and three degrees, I thought I should be able to create an interesting and educational learning experience for my students. But it turned out ...

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