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The Passion Paradox

A Guide to Going All In, Finding Success, and Discovering the Benefits of an Unbalanced Life

By Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness
12-minute read
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The Passion Paradox by Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness

The Passion Paradox (2019) uncovers the biology behind passion and shows how you can harness it to help achieve your dreams. The thrill of following your passion has a more serious side, however, because it can completely consume your life. By following the authors’ advice, you can live a life full of passion while still avoiding pitfalls along the way.

  • Young adults beginning to follow their dreams
  • Passionate people who’ve hit a roadblock on their journey toward success
  • Curious minds looking to understand the mechanisms behind passion

Brad Stulberg is a coach, researcher, author and lecturer specializing in human performance. His articles have been featured in the New York Times, Sports Illustrated and Forbes, as well as countless other publications.

Steve Magness is a coach who’s worked with some of the best long-distance runners in the world. He is also the author of the 2014 book The Science of Running.

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The Passion Paradox

A Guide to Going All In, Finding Success, and Discovering the Benefits of an Unbalanced Life

By Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness
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The Passion Paradox (2019) uncovers the biology behind passion and shows how you can harness it to help achieve your dreams. The thrill of following your passion has a more serious side, however, because it can completely consume your life. By following the authors’ advice, you can live a life full of passion while still avoiding pitfalls along the way.

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Passion has linguistic roots in suffering, and its biological mechanism ties in with addiction.

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