Short review of
Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance
by Alex Hutchinson
3 sentence personal summary of book:
Endurance or perseverance of any type has a surprising, but practical, amount of dependence on mental factors. Giving someone placebo pills, or just lying to them about the length of the race, is often all it takes for astonishing results. With this in mind, training for any sort of endurance(whether physical or mental) is much less of a mystery.
“He’s the fake shark in Jaws, barely seen so doubly feared.”
“I don’t care if I’m the one who captures him. I just want bracelets on his wrists and a cell door slamming behind him.”
A picture description, since taking care of babies can require endurance sometimes: