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The Rise of Superman

Steven Kotler

5 mins

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The Rise Of Superman decodes the science of ultimate human performance by examining how top athletes enter and stay in a state of flow while achieving their greatest feats, and how you can do the same.


The Rise of Superman

The Rise of Superman

by Steven Kotler


Steven Kotler is a multi-faceted author. Most of the topics he tackles connect science with culture, like in his book Abundance and Bold. In The Rise of Superman, he combines both while emphasizing an individual perspective, shedding light on the 'I.'

You might have heard of a state called 'flow' in which we become one with our surroundings, completely in the zone, do a great job, and are 100% focused on our work. In this book, Steven Kotler debunks it and teaches you how to enter the state on purpose and with intention so you can achieve your greatest results every day and become the person you've always dreamt of being.

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Most people live in a very restricted circle of their potential being. They make use of a very small portion of their possible consciousness, much like a man who should get into a habit of using and moving only his little finger.

- Steven Kotler

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