New Book Revealed: The Art of Impossible

Steven Kotler
by Flow Research Collective
August 1, 2023
What does it take to accomplish the impossible?
Steven Kotler

January 19, 2021 is the release of Steven Kotler’s new book, The Art of Impossible

It’s $27.99 everywhere books are sold BUT you can only get the book and a battle-tested set of Free Peak Performance Tools and Trainings at 👉 https://www.theartofimpossible.com/ 

Get your copy today!


Our lives are nothing more than what we make of them—that’s the flat truth of the matter. 

Personally, I (Steven Kotler) am incredibly fond of the flat truth of the matter. 

I think of it as the Great Dull Scorecard—the GDS.

The GDS is the sum total of a very simple math: 

What did I do yesterday? What did I do today? 

This calculation is the real us, the no bullshit us, days into weeks into years into decades into destinies, because, as Anne Dillard reminds us: “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”

I mention all of this as a way of saying, yes, the flat truth of the matter is that I wrote another book. 

The Art of Impossible: A Peak Performance Primer—this is the new book. 

It drops January 19, 2021. 

And the title? Not an exaggeration. 

What does it take to accomplish the impossible? That’s the question at the center of this book. 

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

And when I say, “what does it take,” I’m not being theoretical. I mean, “what does it take?” step-by-step-by-step.

The Art of Impossible is exactly that—it’s a practical playbook for peak performance.

It’s also the end result of three decades of studying those moments in time when the impossible became possible. Game-changing breakthroughs, paradigm-shifting discoveries, nothing-is-ever-the-same again feats. 

During this period, to answer this question, I worked with elite performers in dozens of domains: sport and science, art and culture, technology and business, using the tools of psychology and neuroscience to work backwards to the pragmatic reality of how they pulled off the impossible. 

Everything I learned over this period has been systematized into an easy-to-follow, how-to format that anyone can use to significantly improve their lives and their performance. This is what Art of Impossible is about.

It’s $27.99 everywhere books are sold BUT you can only get the book and a battle-tested set of Free Peak Performance Tools and Trainings at 


And, if you order The Art of Impossible right now, you’ll get over $1,500 dollars worth of bonuses immediately dropped into your inbox. 

You can learn more about these bonuses on this page. 

They include secret chapters I’ve never released, masterclasses on key skills to help you jack up motivation, heighten creativity and accelerate learning. 

You’ll also get an entire free training to help you fight distraction and spend more time in flow. 

So click the link here, snag yourself a copy of The Art of Impossible, and let’s get after it. �https://www.theartofimpossible.com/ 


In this episode, you will learn about:

  • What is the Art of Impossible? (5:45)
  • Impossible feats (7:30)
  • What’s at the heart of the impossible becoming possible (9:32)
  • Optimizing performance (10:28)
  • Not going big is bad for us (12:05)
  • We are capable of so much more than we know (13:19)
  • We're bad until we're better (14:54)
  • Crawl, walk, run (16:09)
  • Peak performance & High hard challenges (22:49)
  • The why behind creativity, motivation, flow and learning (25:14)
  • Train flow easily (29:07)
  • The importance of mastery (33:07)
  • Why The Art of Impossible (34:06)
  • 8020 sense of peak performance (36:19)
  • Is flow the magic pill? (37:37)
  • Tools that you need to sustain peak performance (41:50)


Steven Kotler is a New York Times-bestselling author, an award-winning journalist and the Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective. He is one of the world’s leading experts on human performance.

He is the author of nine bestsellers (out of thirteen books), including The Art of Impossible, The Future is Faster Than You Think, Stealing Fire, The Rise of Superman, Bold and Abundance. His work has been nominated for two Pulitzer Prizes, translated into over 40 languages, and has appeared in over 100 publications, including the New York Times Magazine, Wired, Atlantic Monthly, Wall Street Journal, TIME and the Harvard Business Review.


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