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Peak performance state: The Rise of Superman by Steven Kotler

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      In Steven Kotler’s book “The Rise of Superman,” he explores the exceptional performance of action and adventure sport athletes who frequently break world records. Unlike other athletes who achieve such feats over years, these individuals surpass expectations in mere weeks or months. This is attributed to a state of “flow” – a peak performance state where time perception alters, decision-making is impeccable, and challenges are tackled just beyond one’s skill level. The process to achieve flow involves four stages: struggle, release, flow, and recovery. While action and adventure sport athletes naturally experience this due to their environment, Kotler suggests ways the average person can tap into this state, leading to enhanced productivity and performance.

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