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Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite
Dirty Inspirations: Lessons from the Trenches of Extreme Endurance Sports by Terri Schneider is a radical work that takes the reader to the very heart and principle of extreme endurance sports, and how we can use it to uncover our hidden potential and enhance our emotional, physical, and psychological growth. The idea that we only grow by stepping beyond our comfort zone couldn’t find a better illustration than in Terri’s own life and work. Get ready to step into the dynamics of the mind of an ultra-endurance athlete, follow her in her awesome adventures and her triumphs through rough and dangerous landscapes, and then savor the amazing lessons she generously offers from her experience. In the heart of this book, readers will discover the incontestable truth that we discover our worth, our potential, our very essence when we push ourselves beyond the limits.
Terri Schneider’s nonfiction book is what I have been looking for over the years. As I read through her wonderful experiences and her inspiring words and wisdom, I came to the conclusion that real success only happens when we feel the pain, when we endure it patiently, feeling our muscles tense as we strive to overcome it. This is a truth that happens both in personal life and in business. I needed this truth to ring through every fiber of my being, and Dirty Inspirations: Lessons from the Trenches of Extreme Endurance Sports has been a wonderful encouragement in this light. I enjoyed Terri’s beautiful prose and her confidence in communicating her experience. Here is a book with a lesson for everyone, a philosophy that could change the way we see ourselves, our life, and our work.