Get in the Game: 8 Elements of Perseverance That Make the Difference

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Penguin, 2007 - 247 pages
In the spirit of Rick Pitino’s New York Timesphenomenal bestseller Success Is a Choice, living legend Cal Ripken, Jr., presents an inspiring guide to overcoming any challenge and building a life you love.

Baseball’s all-time Iron Man, Cal Ripken, Jr., retired from baseball in 2001 after breaking countless records, including Lou Gehrig’s record for consecutive games played (Ripken played 2,632). Ripken is admired by thousands of fans not only for his relentless perseverance, but also for his unparalleled integrity. Now, in a stirring book that draws on his exhilarating career as well as the wisdom of his legendary father, Ripken shares rousing advice centered around his proven 8 Elements of Perseverance:
The Right Values: hard work, excellence, honesty, and integrity
A Strong Will to Succeed: advice for those who inadvertently “bench” themselves in life
Love What You Do: tips for discovering where your true passion lies • Preparation: ways to continually envision your next position and prepare for it as if it were already yours
Anticipation: strategies for creating your own opportunities
Trusting Relationships: how to build them in even the most turbulent environments
Life Management: making time to enjoy the journey
The Courage of Your Convictions: insight into how Ripken not only broke but far exceeded numerous records Cal Ripken is a sought-after advisor to fans from all walks of life.

From his numerous public-speaking engagements each year to his weekly “Ask Cal” column for the Baltimore Sun, he always brings a winning combination of compassion and motivation to each topic. A book for moms and dads, recent graduates, entrepreneurs, and anyone who is simply facing an important turning point, Get in the Gamegives all of us access to legendary advice from a legendary achiever.

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While "Get in the Game" is listed as a self-help/business on the cover, it reads like a mini-autobiography of Cal Ripken, Jr. Ripken, with the assistance of Donald T. Phillips, writes about eight ... Read full review

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I was skeptical about reading a book written by Cal Ripken Jr. For one thing; although I currently reside about 35 miles south of Baltimore I am not an Orioles fan. (As a transplant from the Boston ... Read full review

Contents

THE RIGHT VALUES
3
A STRONG WILL TO SUCCEED
27
LOVE WHAT YOU
55
PREPARATION
81
ANTICIPATION III
111
TRUSTING RELATIONSHIPS
137
LIFE MANAGEMENT
167
THE COURAGE
193
AFTERWORD
229

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Cal Ripken, Jr.,played twenty-one seasons with the Baltimore Orioles and has broken numerous baseball records, including Lou Gehrig’s record for consecutive games played (Ripken played 2,632). He is one of only eight players in history to achieve 400 home runs and 3,000 hits. His previous books include The Only Way I Know(which was a New York Timesbestseller and a #1 Washington Postbestseller) and Play Baseball the Ripken Way: The Complete Illustrated Guide to Fundamentals(coauthored with his brother, Bill Ripken), also a national bestseller.
Donald T. Phillipsis the bestselling author of major works of nonfiction, including Lincoln on Leadershipand On the Wing of Speed. He has also collaborated on books with Mike Krzyzweski (Coach K of Duke University), Phil Mickelson, and Greg Norman.

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