Michael Phelps’ Training Strategy Is a Blueprint for Any Kind of Success

Foreshadow failure to win big

A photo of Michael Phelps swimming the 2008 Beijing Olympics 200m butterfly semi-finals.
Swimmer Michael Phelps powers along in his 200m butterfly semi finals on Day 4 of the swimming heats at the Beijing Olympics 2008 on October 14, 2008 in Beijing, China. Photo: Phil Hillyard/Newspix/Getty Images
From the book Clearer, Closer, Better: How Successful People See the World by Emily Balcetis. Copyright © 2020 by Emily Balcetis. Published by Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. All rights reserved.

Emily Balcetis, PhD, is an associate professor of psychology at New York University and author of Clearer, Closer, Better: How Successful People See the World

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