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Want to achieve your goal? Try our Personal Best tool

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Want to achieve your goal? Try our Personal Best tool Creative commons image Credit: The Open University
Updated 02 Jul 2014
Have you got a goal? Whether it is to exercise more, lose a few pounds, or write a novel, our Personal Best App will help you get there. 

Video collection: Personal Best

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Updated 24 Jun 2014
How to apply the techniques of winning sports psychology to achieving your everyday goals? In these short videos, OU sports academics and...

Personal Best: Completion

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Updated 23 Jun 2014
OU sports academic Jessica Pinchbeck congratulates those who have achieved their goals and encourages reflection for future improvement.

Personal Best: Persistence

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Updated 23 Jun 2014
OU sports academic Jessica Pinchbeck and athletes talk about developing 'grit' to overcome adversity and progress towards a goal.

Personal Best: Setbacks

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Updated 23 Jun 2014
OU sports academic Caroline Heaney and athletes explore ways to deal with setbacks in the process of achieving personal goals.

Personal Best: Motivation

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Updated 23 Jun 2014
OU sports academic Caroline Heaney and athletes discuss the sources of motivation and how to get motivated to achieve goals.

Personal Best: Support

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Updated 23 Jun 2014
OU sports academic Jessica Pinchbeck and athletes explain why social support is vital in helping achieve personal goals.

Personal Best: Values

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Updated 23 Jun 2014
OU sports academic Simon Rea and athletes share their tips on goal setting and why it is important to align our goals with our values.

My day with Fabrice Muamba

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My day with Fabrice Muamba Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Updated 18 Jun 2014
An academic's encounter with a remarkable young man who bounced back from near death and kept motivated through adversity.

Personal Best: Introduction

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Updated 09 Jun 2014
OU sports academic Simon Rea discusses what we can learn from sports pyschology to help us reach our own goals.

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Active, healthy lifestyles

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Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 12 Oct 2012
In this unit, aimed at teachers of Physical Education, we begin by looking at some of the common misconceptions relating to fitness and activity...