Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success

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A few common principles drive performance, regardless of the field or the task at hand. Whether someone is trying to qualify for the Olympics, break ground in mathematical theory or craft an artistic masterpiece, many of the practices that lead to great success are the same. In Peak Performance, Brad Stulberg, a former McKinsey and Company consultant and journalist who covers health and the science of human performance, and Steve Magness, a performance scientist and…


I had two big takeaways that I can still recall from this book.

  1. You need to focus on something outside of yourself in order to achieve great feats of endurance (be it physical, mental, or long term goals)
  2. Mentoring can help avoid burnout

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