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Notes from Ben Bergeron's book Chasing Excellence

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Ben Bergeron is a New England Crossfit affiliate owner (CrossFit New England). Bergeron is most well known for coaching both the male and female 2016 CrossFit Games champions. Chasing Excellence is Ben's detailing of his mental strategy and training methods, along with the attitudes and attributes of both Mat Fraser and Katrin Davidsdottir, which lead to their success in the 2016 games. The book follows the flow of the Games events, and interweaves those experiences with the character traits Ben believes most contribute to people becoming champions.

At our best, mental toughness can fill the gaps that our talent and our practice have left open.

The only thing that works is pounding your craft, day in and day out, doing the right things over and over and over again.

Committing to a process requires a unique set of character traits - things like grit, resilience, accountability, confidence, optimism, perseverance and passion.

[Mat and Katrin] share a set of attitudes and attributes …

"The Man, the Ram, and the Lamb" (Genesis 21-22) - Quarry Church - September 03, 2017

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