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Best-selling author and peak performance expert Steven Kotler decodes the secrets of those elite performers - athletes, artists, scientists, CEOs, and more - who have changed our definition of the possible, teaching us how we too can stretch far beyond our capabilities, making impossible dreams much more attainable for all of us.

What does it take to accomplish the impossible? What does it take to shatter our limitations, exceed our expectations, and turn our biggest dreams into our most recent achievements? We are capable of so much more than we know - that’s the message at the core of The Art of Impossible

Building upon cutting-edge neuroscience and more than 20 years of research, best-selling author, peak performance expert and executive director of the Flow Research Collective, Steven Kotler lays out a blueprint for extreme performance improvement. If you want to aim high, here is the playbook to make it happen!

Inspirational and aspirational, pragmatic and accessible, The Art of Impossible is a life-changing experience disguised as a how-to manual for peak performance that anyone can use to shoot for the stars...space suit not included. 

©2021 Steven Kotler (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

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A Masterpiece!

A Masterpiece, nothing more to be said. Apparently I have write more, I reiterate: a Masterpiece.

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  • TL
  • 23-01-2021

The power of this book is IMMENSE. One of a kind.

I own a ton of self-development books and books on performance. I can honestly say that this is the most powerful and moving among them. After picking my jaw up off the floor multiple times, I stopped listening and came here to write this review. This book in powerful in ways that have to be experienced firsthand, and it is amazing to get the feeling that the mind behind this book, has lived and practiced its contents to be able to write such a compelling and powerful guide as this one. Some books are meant to be read and appreciated. Others are meant to be lived. If you're the kind of person who realizes that there is more within you, a higher version of yourself, more potential that has thus far gone untapped, this is the right book. Thankfully it is not -- at all -- about "rah rah" platitudes or empty motivational boilerplate. It's a deep, thoughtful look at what superior performance is and how to live it. I was on the fence about whether to buy yet another book on performance, and I'm glad I did. This is a book that forces you to grow, expand, improve, and to think differently. Who knew that the self-development genre still had space within it for innovation and powerful and enlightening perspectives?

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  • ethan
  • 26-01-2021

Every athlete / outdoors enthusiast must read

This is everything I’ve always looked for, packaged up in one place. It details how to perform anything at the highest level that you thought you were not capable of. In the top 3 best books I’ve ever read.

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  • Satria S.
  • 26-01-2021

Kotler's greatest achievement to date!

I highly recommend this book. If you are going to read only one book this year then you should absolutely read this one. Kotler brings the latest in the science of peak performance.

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  • david wong
  • 26-01-2021

Super insightful last few chapters

I came directly to this book from Mapping Cloud Nine, and my only wish is that Steven Kotler narrated it himself bc I love feeling his excitement through his energetic style of speaking. Some of the book was repetitive from his others (but that’s bound to happen when talking about flow from SK); however, I found the last few chapters to be super insightful, in-depth, and practical. I took more notes in the last 3 chapters than I did the rest of the book combined.

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