The Art of Impossible: A Peak Performance Primer

The Art of Impossible: A Peak Performance Primer

Bestselling author and peak performance expert Steven Kotler decodes the secrets of those elite performers—athletes, artists, scientists, CEOs and more—who have changed our definition of the possible, teaching us how we too can stretch far beyond our capabilities, making impossible dreams much more attainable for all of us.

What does it take to accomplish the impossible? What does it take to shatter our limitations, exceed our expectations, and turn our biggest dreams into our most recent achievements? 

We are capable of so much more than we know—that’s the message at the core of The Art of Impossible. Building upon cutting-edge neuroscience and over twenty years of research, bestselling author, peak performance expert and Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective, Steven Kotler lays out a blueprint for extreme performance improvement. If you want to aim high, here is the playbook to make it happen!

Inspirational and aspirational, pragmatic and accessible, The Art of Impossible is a life-changing experience disguised as a how-to manual for peak performance that anyone can use to shoot for the stars . . . space-suit, not included. 

Title:The Art of Impossible: A Peak Performance Primer
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  • Bernie Gourley

    Steven Kotler’s new book, “The Art of Impossible,” shares territory with two of his previous books [“The Rise of Superman” and “Stealing Fire” (the latter co-authored with Jamie Wheal,)]...

  • Hill Krishnan

    Author had me in this:Why to read books over blogs or news articles?If you read a blog: it takes 3 minutes & gets you 3 days of author’s time; Articles in magazines: 20 minutes of reading gets you 4...

  • Alex A.

    This is not your ordinary self-improvement book.Very informative and dense breakdown of what it takes to be at an extreme level of performance and in the flow. Delivered in a set of very clear-cut, ea...

  • Jeremy Anderberg

    “You get one shot at this life, and you’re going to spend one-third of it asleep. So what do you choose to do with the remaining two-thirds? That is the only question that matters. . . . you lose ...

  • Rishabh Srivastava

    I would’ve loved this 10 years ago, but with the benefit of more experience — just couldn’t take it as seriously. It talks a lot about PASSION and MOTIVATION and EXCEPTIONAL PEOPLE CHANGING THE ...

  • Kathleen

    I am a big fan of Steven Kotler. I’ve read most of his other books. This one is amazing. His best one yet. He has me all fired up to put practices and habits in place that will foster creativity and...

  • Conor

    Art of Impossible is a thorough and scientific treatment of peak performance digested into four main themes: motivation, learning, creativity, and flow states. While other books cover individual compo...

  • Sarah Sarkis

    The Art of Impossible is THE book to read if you are trying to learn how to get out of your own way. Steven Kotler has condensed 20 years of research, expertise and practice into this singular book. T...

  • AJ

    So enthralled by it that I am rereading it again and adding to my notes from the first reads!!! ...

  • Rohan Sachidanand

    I read in a review that if you read one book in 2021 then read this one, and I can tell for sure that statement is accurate. Extremely good book, a scientific and reference filled book for peak perfor...