Do Hard Things: Why We Get Resilience Wrong and the Surprising Science of Real Toughness

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Do Hard Things: Why We Get Resilience Wrong and the Surprising Science of Real Toughness

Do Hard Things: Why We Get Resilience Wrong and the Surprising Science of Real Toughness

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At the mere mention of masks, CRT, or safe spaces, perhaps your mind jumped into “protect and defend” mode. First, emphasizing core skills that aid performance, including confidence, goal setting, attention control, arousal control, imagery, self-talk, compartmentalization, and mental skills foundation.

I have been a fan of Steve Magness' perspective on Twitter for a long time and respect how he spoke out against Alberto Salazar and left Nike back when that scandal was going down. Do Hard Things is one of those books that you read and think "Wow that was amazing, I learned so much".It protects from physical or psychological threat, such as shielding our ego from the bruise of failing a job interview. We aren’t taking cues from the Special Forces, monks, or the best endurance athletes, to learn to sit with discomfort. As someone who has repeatedly faced this in life, and especially so in the last few years, and as someone who used a combination of aggressive and disciplined workout regimens and mindfulness practices to take back a little bit of control of my own life, and to set in on a more sound footing despite external circumstances, I can very strongly relate with his suggestions. Despite the title sounding somewhat like it would be talking mostly about grit, it is more of a broad-based look, that focuses on self-betterment and performance; across all endeavours.

com, Alex and Brett Harris are leading the charge in a growing movement of Christian young people who are rebelling against the low expectations of their culture by choosing to “do hard things” for the glory of God. This section of the book deals with learning to know when and how to push through certain situations.Small signals that you are in control, that you can have an impact, will be enough to turn our prefrontal cortex back on. Magness shows how we can reframe our mindset to emphasize cognitive flexibility, an understanding of purpose, and a focus on the whole person and relationships to drive our success and satisfaction. Fortunately for the author, this book’s review will be similarly colored, and so the reader is advised to take whatever I have to say with an even larger than usual grain of salt. When we embrace discomfort, we take ourselves out of protect-and-defend mode and into a place to be challenged and grow.

I. the message is one we sorely need hear bc if fiction is anything by which to judge the expectations for teens, then we fall into all the traps this book points out. Mentors can provide guidance, support, and valuable insights that can accelerate your progress towards your goals. When it comes to dealing with controversial topics, the answer isn’t to avoid politics as we do at family gatherings across the country. There are also summaries at the end of every chapter, to help the reader reinforce what has just been covered.Really enjoyed the 3rd pillar, as i feel like i conquered being more present to my surrounding when i was in my college years, but have recently now have had more distractions and not embracing the feeling of the run.

He spends time reminding the reader that there are dangers in setting your expectations too low or too high. What does a child who was taught to follow the rules unquestioningly out of fear do when a parent isn’t there to dictate his behavior? Magness has served as a consultant on mental skills development for professional sports teams, including some of the top teams in the NBA.

She is a chartered psychologist working with those in sport, on the stage and in business to help them overcome their barriers to success so they can achieve their goals. Toughness has long been held as the key to overcoming a challenge and achieving greatness, whether it is on the sports field, at a boardroom, or at the dining room table.

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