I’m listening to The Sniper Mind: Eliminate Fear, Deal with Uncertainty, and Make Better Decisions by David Amerland.
In the early chapters, I can already see one of David’s personal characteristics, which drew me to his writing and thinking several years ago. As much as I hate the word that best describes his style of thinking and writing, because it’s meaning has been warped by quacks in alternative medicine and pseudoscience, that word is perfect here: holistic. By that, I mean that I can see how interdisciplinary and interconnected he is. He pulls from sources as diverse as the Vedic Scriptures and Confucius, to Teddy Roosevelt and Wayne Gretzky, relating it all the the power that snipers exhibit under extreme duress – the power of the mind to overcome seemingly impossible odds and conditions. I suspect that he’s also pulling from sources such as Napoleon Hill, Dr. Maxwell Maltz, and others like them.
But now I have to do something much less interesting: lab work. Ah well.