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The 12-Hour Walk: Invest One Day, Conquer Your Mind, and Unlock Your Best Life

Go on a solo twelve hour walk with no distractions, and you'll learn a lot about yourself. You can do it, even if it's hard.

The 12-Hour Walk is two things: a self-help book, and Colin O'Brady's memoir. He's an interesting person, but as far as the self-help element goes, the above summary will either resonate or not, but that's basically the book. Overall, the book felt like a mess to me. I'm sure it was exactly the kick many people needed, so I can't entirely dismiss it.

But the book didn't know whether it wanted to be a memoir or self-help book, and the self-help element felt exceedingly thin. It is no sermon from David Goggins, and the memoir itself was also just fine? Overall, I recommend the practice (it's indeed useful!), and do recommend videos about him, but think the book can be skipped.


These are entirely subjective, and roughly try to capture my personal enjoyment and usefulness, and how likely I'd recommend it to others. Don't read too much into this unless you love my judgement. Rough guidelines:

A: Top quartile. Changed the way I think about something.

B: Worthwhile. I took away something useful.

C: Didn't hit, wouldn't directly recommend. Likely won't revisit.

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