The Passion Paradox by Brad Stulberg Steve Magness 2019
The Passion Paradox A Guide to Going All In by Brad Stulberg Steve Magness Kindle PDF 2019
Should we throw everything to the wind and follow our passions? Or should we strive for balance and let our passions cool? This book offers the surprising, nuanced, and research-backed answer.” – Daniel H. Pink, Bestselling author of When and Drive.
“I feel like this book was written for me.The Passion Paradox by Brad Stulberg Steve Magness I had to resist underlining every sentence.”- Shalane Flanagan. New York City Marathon Champion, Four-Time Olympian, and New York Times bestselling author.
The coauthors of the bestselling Peak Performance dive into the fascinating science behind passion, showing how it can lead to a rich and meaningful life while also illuminating the ways in which it is a double-edged sword. Here’s how to cultivate a passion that will take you to great heights–while minimizing the risk of an equally great fall.
Common advice is to find and follow your passion. A life of passion is a good life, or so we are told. But it’s not that simple. Rarely is passion something that you just stumble upon, and the same drive that fuels breakthroughs–whether they’re athletic, scientific, entrepreneurial, or artistic–can be every bit as destructive as it is productive. Yes, passion can be a wonderful gift, but only if you know how to channel it. If you’re not careful, passion can become an awful curse, leading to endless seeking, suffering, and burnout.
Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness once again team up, this time to demystify passion, showing readers how they can find and cultivate their passion, sustainably harness its power, and avoid its dangers. They ultimately argue that passion and balance–that other virtue touted by our culture–are incompatible, and that to find your passion, you must lose balance. And that’s not always a bad thing. They show readers how to develop the right kind of passion, the kind that lets
About the Author
BRAD STULBERG researches, writes, speaks, and coaches on health and human performance. His coaching practice includes working with athletes, entrepreneurs, and executives on their mental skills and overall wellbeing. He is a columnist at Outside Magazine and has written for The New York Times, New York Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Wired, Forbes and The Los Angeles Times. Previously, Stulberg worked as a consultant for McKinsey and Company, where he counseled some of the world’s top executives on a broad range of issues. An avid athlete and outdoor enthusiast, Stulberg lives in Northern California with his wife, son, and two cats. Follow him on Twitter @Bstulberg.
STEVE MAGNESS is a coach to some of the top distance runners in the world, having coached numerous athletes to Olympic trials, world championship teams, and the Olympics. Known widely for his integration of science and practice, Steve has been on the forefront of innovation in sport. He has been a featured expert in Runner’s World, the New York Times, the New Yorker, BBC, the Wall Street Journal, and ESPN The Magazine. His first book, The Science of Running, was published in 2014. He lives in Houston, Texas. Follow him on Twitter @SteveMagness.