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Improving Credit: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Using the US Open as backdrop, Karen Crouse writes about hyper successful young athletes and asks, “how can they learn to embrace the failures that are the greatest learning tool of all?”

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There is a lot of talk about how athletes use visualization to enhance their performance. There are a lot of questions about what that really means and how to do it ourselves. Below I try to provide some insight on this issue:

Character Gheorghe Muresan

With seconds to the buzzer, the boy was in tears. Muresan stopped the game, took the boy aside, and stood with him until he made a shot. Then two. Then three.

Afterward, Muresan said, something dawned on him. “I thought, ‘Oh my god, I used to be like this kid.’ ”