About the Book

The Win Within
Capturing Your Victorious Spirit

By Bert R. Mandelbaum, M.D., D.H.L. (Hon.)

An inspiring guide to playing your personal best in the sport of life

As an orthopedic surgeon, a finish-line physician, and a USA team doctor at the World Cup and the Olympics, Dr. Bert Mandelbaum has witnessed the trials and triumphs of elite athletes from a vantage point few of us get. And over his thirty-plus years of experience, he's identified a common character trait that every elite athlete relies upon for success: it's what he calls the "victorious spirit."

In The Win Within, Mandelbaum reveals that any of us—no matter our age or physical condition—can capture that same spirit in our own lives. This inner drive to win resides in all of us, he argues, hardwired into our DNA by ancestry dating back millions of years. Readers will learn how to view life the way a top-performing athlete does: relentlessly, tenaciously, positively, and focusing less on the finish line of the marathon and more on the 26.2 miles that precede it.

With narrative support ranging from the lessons of our early ancestors to Mandelbaum's stories of our modern-day gladiators (both household name and lesser known), readers will gain a greater understanding of how and why we're all hardwired to win—and will come away with no shortage of tactics and motivation to capture their own victorious spirit.

Read Book Reviews

  • “His inspiration helped me conquer my adversity and reach my Olympic dreams.” - Cliff Meidl, two-time U.S. Olympic athlete, Inspirational Speaker
  • “"I’ve seen some incredible athletes do incredible things"” Bruce Arena, General Manager/Head Coach, LA Galaxy
  • “To excel in any sport, athletes must find and nurture the victorious spirit that lies in each one of us!” Landon Donovan

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