Do Hard Things: Developing Real Toughness
The Art and Science of Developing Your Mental Muscle
This is the companion course to my new book Do Hard Things: Why We Get Resilience Wrong and The Surprising Science of Real Toughness.
Real toughness is experiencing discomfort or distress, leaning in, paying attention, and creating space to take thoughtful action. It's maintaining a clear head to be able to make the appropriate decision. Toughness is navigating discomfort to make the best decision you can. This course is designed to provide you with the tools and tactics to develop inner strength so that you can handle whatever challenge you face.How will this course be delivered?
Through a combination of video lectures, readings, PowerPoint presentations, podcast-style audio recordings, and more. We attack teaching from multiple directions in order to help the student absorb the material best.
Steve Magness is a world-renowned expert on performance, coauthor of Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success and The Passion Paradox: A Guide to Going All In, Finding Success, and Discovering the Benefits of an Unbalanced Life, and the author of The Science of Running: How to Find Your Limit and Train to Maximize Your Performance. Collectively his books have sold more than a quarter-million copies in print, ebook, and audio formats.
Magness has served as an executive coach to individuals in a variety of sectors. His work serves on applying the principles of which he writes. In addition he's served as consultant on mental skills development for professional sports teams, including some of the top teams in the NBA.
His writing has appeared in Outside, Runner’s World, Forbes, Sports Illustrated, Men's
Health, and a variety of other outlets. In addition, Steve's expertise
on elite sport and performance has been featured in
The New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Guardian, Business Insider, and ESPN The Magazine.
Steve received his undergraduate degree from the University of Houston and a graduate degree from George Mason University. He currently lives in Houston, Tx with his wife Hillary. Once upon a time, he ran a mile in 4:01 in high school, at the time the 6th fastest high school mile in US history.