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

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When we embrace discomfort, we take ourselves out of protect-and-defend mode and into a place to be challenged and grow. My sister’s looking to learn and grow in new things, finding she doesn’t have many things she can identify that she’s put work into to be good at besides sports (though that’s something too! Do Hard Things is the Harris twins' revolutionary message in its purest and most compelling form, giving readers a tangible glimpse of what is possible for teens who actively resist cultural lies that limit their potential. It also highlights the significance of consistency and enjoying the journey towards achieving hard things.

Those who sought discomfort instead of focusing on the outcome or benefit of an activity were more engaged and open to reading about and learning from the other side of a controversial topic. He has coached seven athletes to top Top-15 finishes at a World Championship, twelve athletes to births on the World Championship or Olympic teams, and guided more than twenty-five Olympic Trials Qualifiers. Our definition of toughness has, unfortunately, revolved around a belief that the toughest individuals have thick skin, fear nothing, constrain emotions, and hide vulnerability. When it comes to dealing with controversial topics, the answer isn’t to avoid politics as we do at family gatherings across the country. I really like books formatted in this fashion, and find that this presentation style really helps me retain the information covered.I find mental toughness and the ‘harden up’ mentality so unhelpful and feels rather outdated when it is actually mental flexibility that helps athletes thrive in both performance and wellbeing. Magness breaks the book into four core pillars that we should be utilizing to find our inner strength. The part provoked the Holy Spirit to stir something in me, and I would like to help girls who go through some of the things that she witnessed after her conversion. In Do Hard Things, Steve Magness beautifully and persuasively reimagines our understanding of toughness.

The meditators do this by sitting with their inner world, learning to let thoughts float on by, and not assigning excess importance to any feeling that might arise while they are meditating. I'd be happy if more coaches (and teachers and parents) read this one, and I'm likely to go back through at least my highlights if not a full re-read, especially of the first 3/4 or so.The author’s nuanced approach elevates this program above similar guides, with recommendations to set “appropriate” goals and know “when to hold ’em and when to fold ’em” offering a welcome alternative to the traditional emphasis on “pushing through.

In Do Hard Things, Magness teaches us how we can work with our body – how experiencing discomfort, leaning in, paying attention, and creating space to take thoughtful action can be the true indications of cultivating inner strength. Those books aren't exactly high quality material and the authors, who were fifteen and sixteen when they started writing them, have improved so much over the years. Throughout the book Magness discusses not only dealing with physical pain and barriers but with mental barriers to performance. First, emphasizing core skills that aid performance, including confidence, goal setting, attention control, arousal control, imagery, self-talk, compartmentalization, and mental skills foundation. In the corporate world, we prop up the companies that create slick-looking ads promoting values of inclusion and diversity, all while the inner workings of those organizations are littered with abuse, hostility, and harassment.In Do Hard Thingsthey encourage us to go above and beyond the status quo in everything from schoolwork to serving the poor. this books tells us that teens are capable and full of potential and they're clever and smart and talented and not too young to change the world. Or we lose our mind convinced that a mask is causing oxygen deprivation and carbon dioxide poisoning.

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