Practice of Groundedness: A Transformative Path to Success That Feeds--Not Crushes--Your Soul

The Practice of Groundedness: A Transformative Path to Success That Feeds--Not Crushes--Your Soul

By Brad Stulberg

"In [this book, the author] shares a new model for success that defies the "never enough" culture of the twenty-first century. At the heart of this model is groundedness--a mindset that values presence over productivity, accepts that progress is nonlinear, and prioritizes values over short-term gain. Ultimately, groundedness produces a deep, unwavering sense of self from which true success can be found"--.

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Publisher: Portfolio
Publish Date: 09/07/2021
Pages: 288
ISBN-13: 9780593329894
ISBN-10: 0593329899
Language: English

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Join thousands of readers and learn about a powerful antidote to today's epidemic of burnout---and a path to achieving success with deeper satisfaction--from the bestselling author of Peak Performance "A thoughtful, actionable book for pursuing more excellence with less angst." --Adam Grant, author of Think Again Playing into the always-on, never enough hustle culture ultimately takes a serious toll. While the high of occasional wins can keep you going for a while, angst, restlessness, frayed relationships, exhaustion, and even substance abuse can be the unwanted side effects of an obsession with outward performance. In The Practice of Groundedness, bestselling author Brad Stulberg offers a path for which peak performance and well-being and fulfillment can emerge and prevail for a lifetime. At the heart of this model is groundedness--a practice that values presence over rote productivity, accepts that progress is nonlinear, and prioritizes long-term values and fulfillment over short-term gain. To be grounded is to possess a firm and unwavering foundation, an internal strength and self-confidence that sustains you through ups and downs and from which deep and enduring success can be found. Groundedness does not eliminate ambition and striving; rather, it situates these qualities and channels them in more meaningful ways. Interweaving case studies, modern science, and time-honored lessons from ancient wisdom traditions such as Buddhism, Stoicism, and Taoism, Stulberg teaches readers how to cultivate the habits and practices of a more grounded life. Readers will learn:
  • Why patience is the key to getting where you want to go faster--in work and life--and how to develop it, pushing back against the culture's misguided obsession with speed and "hacks."
  • How to utilize the lens of the wise observer in order to overcome delusion and resistance to clearly see and accept where you are--which is the key to more effectively getting where you want to go
  • Why embracing vulnerability is the key to genuine strength and confidence
  • The critical importance of "deep community," or cultivating a sense of belonging and connection to people, places, and causes.
Provocative and practical, The Practice of Groundedness is the necessary corrective to the frenetic pace and endemic burnout resulting from contemporary definitions of success. It offers a new--and better--way.

About the Author

Brad Stulberg researches, writes, and coaches on health, well-being, and sustainable excellence. He is the bestselling author of The Practice of Groundedness , as well as The Passion Paradox and Peak Performance , co-written with Steve Magness.

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