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SU grad authors book

By Staff | Dec 6, 2013

Indianapolis sport psychology coach and 2000 Shepherd University graduate, Dr. Rob Bell, has authored his second book, The Hinge: The Importance of Mental Toughness, focused on mental toughness. Olympic Gold Medalist Dan Jansen is one of 38 tales woven within the book that demonstrates how one moment, event or person can make all the difference.

“The key to mental toughness is knowing that it only takes one. Dr. Bell takes that fact a step further in The Hinge,” said Jansen.

“Mental toughness means playing well under pressure and coping with setbacks and adversity. Few realize that success impinges upon one critical, poignant and path-breaking moment. Stated euphemistically every door has a hinge that helps us transition from who we are with who we become,” said Bell.

The premise of the book is that since it only takes one is pivotal in making or marring one’s prospects in life, it is important that we prime ourselves to both recognize and seize that moment. The Hinge advises building upon mental toughness since we don’t know when that moment will arrive and teaches how to survive moments of doubt, uncertainty and lack of belief, to emerge stronger, more confident and victorious. “It’s a must read for anyone who wants to capitalize on that moment when life presents a make or break opportunity. A door without a hinge is a wall,” Bell added.

The Hinge is available in hardback, paperback, or Kindle versions at Amazon.com.

Bell is a noted sport psychology coach based in Indianapolis. He has worked with champions on the PGA tour as well as caddied and is a Certified Consultant of the Association for Applied Sports Psychology (AASP). He is an author of two books and numerous peer-reviewed academic journal articles on sport psychology. www.drrobbell.com.