Steven Kotler has delivered one of the most intense primers on peak performance that I have ever read.
Where most authors or teachers try to motivate with hyperbole and aspirations, Kotler lays out the specific, practical steps that you can take to achieve the Impossible (with an uppercase I).
Starting with intrinsic motivation stacks — moving from curiosity to passion, then from passion to purpose.
Beyond that, it’s a cocktail of autonomy, mastery, learning, creativity, grit and goals.
In some instances he distills the knowledge of his sources in such a way that it packs MORE of a punch with less fluff. His chapter on grit is a prime example of this.
This book is worth ten times its weight in gold.