This is more than just a sports book, although the author is an accomplished Test cricketer. Justin Langer was a member of one of Australia’s greatest sporting teams for nearly a decade – but the messages of Seeing the Sunrise go far beyond the boundary rope. Many of the book’s stories come from the sporting field – and its leading characters are high-profile champions, such as Steve Waugh, Ricky Ponting and Matthew Hayden – but the lessons learned can be shared by all of us.
Seeing the Sunrise is a handbook for overcoming self-doubt, for revelling in success, for aiming high. It is about mastering physical and mental goals, enjoying victories and fighting adversity. Finding the mental strength to cope with pressure and fear has been one of Justin’s greatest lessons and in Seeing the Sunrise he encourages us to look at the sunrise, not the ground below.