“What does it take to do that which has never been done before?”
That’s the question New York Times best-selling author, journalist and founder of Flow Research Collective Steven Kotler seeks to answer.
During his successful career as a science and action-sports journalist, Kotler always marveled at the amount of human potential that manifested in seemingly impossible, even death-defying situations. Curious about these peaks in performance, Kotler was convinced that these athletic achievements he witnessed went beyond just pure physiological skill and invoked some neurological phenomenon.
“I was obsessed with what I was seeing in action-adventure sports where the athletes were consistently pushing the bounds of the impossible,” he says. “I sort of tracked the question, ‘What does it take to level up your game like never before, or shift the paradigm?’”