No Limits: The Will to Succeed

Version: Unabridged
Author: Michael Phelps
Narrator: Michael Phelps
Genres: Sports & Recreation, Biography & Memoir, Non-Fiction
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published In: December 2008
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 6 hours
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Overview

Fresh from his triumphant and extraordinary achievement at the Olympic Games in Beijing, Michael Phelps—up from working-class, born-in-the-USA roots—shows us the secrets to his remarkable success—from training to execution.

For years the world has followed Michael Phelps’s progress from teen sensation in Sydney to bona fide phenom in Athens. Now he’s a living Olympic legend in Beijing with a peerless record of gold medals. In No Limits, Michael Phelps—the greatest competitor since Michael Jordan or Tiger Woods—will share the secrets to his remarkable success. Behind his tally of Olympic gold medals lies a consistent approach to competition, a determination to win, mental preparation, and a straightforward passion for his sport. One of his mottos is “Performance is Reality,” and it typifies his attitude about swimming.

No Limits goes behind the scenes to explore the hard work, sacrifice, and dedication that catapulted Phelps into the international spotlight. Phelps shares remarkable anecdotes about family, his coach, his passion for the sport, and the wisdom that he has gained from unexpected challenges and obstacles. Highlighting memorable races and valuable lessons from throughout his career, Phelps offers candid insight into the mind and experiences of a world champion. Phelps’s success is imbued with the perspective of overcoming obstacles and doing whatever it takes to realize a dream. As his coach, Bob Bowman, says, Phelps has made a habit out of things other people aren’t willing to do. No Limits will show readers just how he does that, and will inspire anyone to follow their passion straight to the finish line.

Reviews (2)

Inspirational!

Written by JJ/Phila on February 7th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 4/5

To put it plain and simple, if you work hard, devote all your time and energy to what you love to do, then you will be virtually unstoppable! Michael is an amazing person!

Powerful Message

Written by davideisert on January 9th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I had trouble putting this book down. Michael Phelps overcame a lot of adversity and was forced to grow up quickly. The book is broken into the multiple struggles and experiences that lead to the victories in each of his eight gold medal events. Definitely a must read.

Author Details

Author Details

Phelps, Michael

Michael Phelps is an American swimmer. He holds the record for winning the most gold medals (8) in a single Olympics (2008). He has won 16 Olympic medals, 14 gold and two bronze. He holds seven world records and has over 20 World Championship medals. After returning home from Beijing in 2008, Michael used the well-publicized $1 million dollar Speedo bonus to start the Michael Phelps Foundation through which he hopes to encourage children to lead healthy, active lives, and to continue to grow the sport of swimming. He now resides in Baltimore, MD with his dog Herman.

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