On part one of our interview with Peak Performance authors Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness we covered the stress-growth formula and productivity strategies like single-tasking. On this week’s GAINcast we continue the discussion to discuss how skills come from struggling, sleep, the role of focus and thought in performance, and more.
As was the case with last week’s episode, we once again and a chance to have an in depth conversation on what it takes to be great at something. Here are a few highlights:Skills come from struggle. @bstulberg @stevemagness Click To Tweet Every time we struggle it creates an opportunity to develop flexibility in your response. Click To Tweet It's not failure if you take something away from it and learn from it. Click To Tweet Great performers aren't consistently great, but they're great at being consistent. Click To Tweet Don't assume athletes are thinking what you think they are. @stevemagness Click To Tweet
To hear more about these topics you can listen to the full episode above. If you like what you hear on the GAINcast, don’t forget to give us a review and subscribe on iTunes.
The following links were referenced in the podcast or provide some additional reading material on the topic:
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- Don’t miss last week’s episode for more from Stulberg and Magness.
- Want to read the book yourself? You can get it on Amazon: Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success
- I wrote a review of the book recently and also some additional thoughts on balance
- You can find both Stulberg (@BStulberg) and Magness (@stevemagness) on Twitter.
- Magness has twice been a guest on the HMMR Podcast: Episode 5 and Episode 36. You can also learn more from him on his blog or his podcast with Jonathan Marcus.