The Art of Resilience
Strategies for an Unbreakable Mind and Body
Simply written, it ties together Ross's learnings while swimming around Great Britain and brings together information that he has sourced through a lot of his travels as well tribulations. The learning summaries at the end of each chapter where nice, but after a while i found myself not reading them. It showed a lot of emotional resilience alongside the expected physical resilience. Overall solid".
Best-selling author and award-winning adventurer Ross Edgley has been studying the art of resilience for years - what with strapping trees to his back and going for triathlons or pulling a car around for a marathon distance, he has also learned to become the first person in history to swim all the way round Great Britain, breaking multiple world records along the way.
In the 'Art of Resilience' Ross turned his attention to mental strength, Stoicism, a stomach a steel and an ever enduring smile. Ross uses his swim experience and other amazing endurance feats, where he managed to overcome seemingly insurmountable pain, hardship and adversity, to study the performance of extreme athletes, military and fitness specialists and psychologists to uncover the secrets of mental fitness and explore the concept of resilience, persistence, valour and a disciplined mind-set in overcoming adversity.
As Ross makes his way around Great Britain, the book similarly paces along, giving us a glimpse into the successes, failures, bananas, tears, jellyfish and fast tides that made this one hell of a journey.
Expect to walk away with a great perspective of what an adventure really is, how you need to be mentally as well as physically resilient and my personal favourite, how an Okugake can be one of the best things for you.