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

Get in the Game Elements of Perseverance That Make the Difference In the spirit of Rick Pitino s New York Times phenomenal bestseller Success Is a Choice living legend Cal Ripken Jr presents an inspiring guide to overcoming any challenge and building a life you lo

  • Title: Get in the Game: 8 Elements of Perseverance That Make the Difference
  • Author: Cal Ripken Jr. Donald T. Phillips
  • ISBN: 9781592402649
  • Page: 127
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In the spirit of Rick Pitino s New York Times phenomenal 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 plIn the spirit of Rick Pitino s New York Times phenomenal 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 Balti 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 Game gives all of us access to legendary advice from a legendary achiever.

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    1. Having been a lifelong Cal Ripken Jr. fan, I find that as I get older and continue to see mindless athletes acting out in ignorant ways, my sense of appreciation for having such a great role model as a child continues to grow. As a baseball player, and more importantly as a person, Cal Ripken Jr. is a true class act. And so it was with disapointment that I found this book to be nothing more than a chamber of typical, oft-heard platitudes, no different from your very average self-help book. Nonet [...]

    2. Read this years ago and enjoyed it a lot. Great read for anyone looking for some motivational inspiration. Ripken was an old-school ball player and a tremendous example of what a real work ethic can do.

    3. Good dude right here. I watched the game live when he broke the record when I was in high school. Liked all his stories he shared.

    4. The book Get in the Game by Cal Ripken Jr. and Donald T. Phillips is a book based on the life and baseball career of Cal Ripken Jr who was a shortstop for the Baltimore Orioles for his entire 20 years in the MLB. Although there are many baseball references and stories in the book, it is not entirely about baseball. The book talks a lot about courage and self confidence. The book mostly revolves around Ripken’s eight elements of perseverance. This book can sure turn some peoples’ heads about [...]

    5. "Get in the game. Do the best you can. Try to make a contribution. Learn from the day. Apply it tomorrow." Cal Ripken Sr. 1935-1999 This quote from his father concludes Cal Ripken Jr's book "Get In The Game". A classic book from a class act. Cal Ripken Jr spells out in plain english what it takes to persevere and be a success not just in sports but in business and in life itself. Ripken outlines in a straighforward manner through eight chapters his eight elements of perseverance that make a diff [...]

    6. 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 elements that he attributed in not only making a difference in his legendary baseball career but also his successful transition to business. Within each of the eight chapters detailing each element, Ripken shares stories and situations from his early life and baseball career that are examples of the fea [...]

    7. Oh, how I wanted to like this book, but it fell a little flat. For one, it needs to pick a genre -- biography or business advice -- rather than trying to do both. The summarized lists of advice seemed unnecessary; as the reader, I can distill those lessons from the text. Secondly, the parenthetical parallels to Lou Gehrig were overused, and, at times, stretches. We get it. There were similarities.Despite the distractions, this book is an easy read and contains many good lessons. It's just too ba [...]

    8. Loved Cal Ripken as a ball player. Enjoyed his book. I have a hard time with books like this when ultra successful people write post success and tell you that great things can happen to anyone who works hard. I tend to agree with Gladwell (see The Tipping Point, Blink, etc) that more than hard work has to line up in your favor. Success is almost a perfect storm of circumstances that line up for a few. Sure, the harder we work, the more probable we are to line up with that perfect storm, but some [...]

    9. Professional baseball, MLB is a job few will ever achieve; but like the business world-- we see that hard work, commitment and sacrifice leads to success. Cal is that beacon we all can use as a tablet to give it our best at all times. He loved the game so much; it led to shattering records--that was not his goal, giving his best and "Get in the Game" motto was. Excellent book, audio book was very clear.

    10. It an interesting book with some valuable lessons which may be applied to any sport, office, or career. The thing I wonder about Ripken, who states over and over he feels he did what was best for his team by playing so many consecutive games, and he did it because he loved baseball so much. So, I wonder, if he played in 3001 career games many would he have played in had he taken some rest from time to time? Another Season? Two?we'll never know.

    11. It was okay. At times, I was having doubts and it did feel very self-help-ish. Not that this was bad. Got the feel of a Captain America persona for this Iron Man of baseball. Nothing stunning. Nothing sensationalistic. No great controversy.Just a man with a plan telling his story. An everyday guy that did an incredible thing. Don't think it warrants more than 3 out of five stars but I think some readers would be okay with that.

    12. Cal is a class act. A good look at the ideas and principles that led Cal to break Gehrig's consecutive game record. The book had a nice personal touch to it. I always admired Cal for his game, but after reading the book, I have even more respect for him and his family. A true American Baseball hero!

    13. Any day I don't feel like getting out of bed and getting to work, I think of Cal. Never missed a day. Very motivating although I'm not generally a self-help type of reader, I think every kid today should read this book!

    14. Reminded me not only why Ripken was one of my favorite players, but why I loved baseball as a kid. The scene of Cal breaking the consecutive games record truly moved me! I do wish the book hadn't been mixed with odd self-help/business elements.

    15. Solid book to learn from. I agreed with most of what Cal had to say, and I really have come to admire him. A very easy book to read and something you could pick up just once a week and get a lot out of. I recommend it because of its lessons.

    16. Anyone who likes baseball or who has kids who like sports, I would recommend this book, to both the parents and kids! Interesting stories and good life lessons for my 9yr.

    17. Not a true baseball fan, but from what I know of Carl Ripken, this sounds interesting. From a Newsweek article, I think.

    18. It felt a little to much like a last tribute to himself, but I do love baseball so I'm giving Cal the benefit of the doubt here.

    19. I am a huge Cal Ripken fan. It was nice to read this book and see what he went through to get to 2131 and eventually 2632. The way he applies baseball to life worked out nice.

    20. Bought this book at the dollar tree but worth way more. Really pushed me to be more successful in life while being an enjoyable read

    21. I may never read this book. Bought it and stood in line for 2 hours waiting for an autograph for my husband's Christmas present. I got right up to the door and they sent us away. I cried.

    22. What an excellent book for young adults who a seeking a role model! Cal signed our copy and we found him to be just as authentic as the voice in his book!

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