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Summary

Go for the win! Achieve excellence and be better than you've ever been!

In his years as a professional ice-skater, Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton learned to embrace the mind-set of working hard to "beat" the competition. But it seems competition has gotten a bad rap these days. We've bought in to the belief that it is unfair to participants to rank performance. Yet competition is in fact a good thing because it's about working toward excellence.

Finish First is a wake-up call for business leaders, entrepreneurs, spouses, parents, and even students to stop settling for mediocre and begin to revitalize their intrinsic will to achieve excellence and go for the win. Most of us feel we were made for something more, but we're often afraid to allow ourselves to be competitive because we think our finishing first might somehow rob others of their chance to shine. This book encourages the hidden potential, the champion within all of us, to come out - which eventually brings our families, our marriages, our careers, our businesses, and the world around us the greatest possible good.

©2018 Scott Hamilton (P)2018 Thomas Nelson

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  • thedrivein
  • 06-05-18

Surprised i loved this

'Winning' has often felt like an arrogant goal to me. No More. Many great items here but it all started with ( i paraphrase ) "The best place to help others is from the front. "

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  • Tasha Libby
  • 13-02-18

Loved it!

So much truth and wisdom here, sprinkled with humor and a good dose of faith from my fave skater ever.

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  • SHSPF
  • 06-02-18

This is going to be a favorite

The last book that hit me like a freight train was The Magnolia Story, I ordered 11 copies and gave them to everyone.

I want to do that again with this book!

I listened to it in one sweep.. maybe back to back today.

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  • Jason Moore
  • 20-07-21

go for the gold

it gives you great encouragement and push for you to do your best at everything. going for it will include failures and set backs but all the champions go for it all

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  • Lola
  • 25-05-21

Inspiring

An inspiring and motivating book. Made me look inside and see l can do more. We are never to old. God is truly good and picks you up so you can move on. Learn from everything.

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  • djohns
  • 06-06-20

Real and Inspiring!

Very inspirational. Not just fluff but real values about how to really be successful in life.

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  • Susan
  • 04-10-19

Great book!

I would encourage anyone with a desire to get more out of life to listen to, or read, this book.

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  • WARD
  • 18-04-19

LOVE this book!!

This book is so well written and inspirational and powerful!!! I feel so blessed that it has crossed my path!! Thank you Scott Hamilton!!

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  • Karen Chojnacki
  • 20-11-18

Highly Recommend

Whether you are an athlete, entrepreneur or someone ready to make a change, this is the book for you. Inspiring, motivating and the kick in the seat you need.

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  • Susan Braun
  • 04-10-18

Great Book!

Thanks to Scott for his honest and touching recounting of how his life lessons can teach each of us!