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

Written by Colin O'Brady

From Scribner:

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Impossible First, a compelling blend of riveting adventure stories and hard-won wisdom that teaches us how to overcome our limiting beliefs and embark on a transformative one-day journey that will unlock our best lives.

Millions of people dream of living a more fulfilling life, yet many settle for a life of comfortable complacency, allowing excuses and negative thoughts to invade their minds. I don’t have enough time…I don’t have enough money…I’m afraid to fail…I don’t have what it takes—we allow these limiting beliefs to control us.

Now comes The 12-Hour Walk, which provides the inspiration—and catalyst—for getting unstuck and realizing your full potential. Featuring life lessons from explorer, endurance athlete, and entrepreneur Colin O’Brady—whose adventures in such extreme places as Antarctica and the perilous Drake Passage and on the peaks of Mount Everest and K2 have seen him establish ten world records—this book’s vivid narrative and powerful insight will show you how you can embark on your own life-changing journey.

With Colin as your guide, The 12-Hour Walk asks you to invest one day in yourself. The goal? Conquering your mind and becoming your best self. By walking alone, unplugging, listening to the voice within, and rewriting the limiting beliefs etched into your psyche, you can break free of the patterns holding you back and learn how to cultivate a “Possible Mindset”—an empowered way of thinking that unlocks a life of limitless possibilities. The reward: being the hero of your own destiny.

“The book seeks to inspire 10 million people to conquer their own life-changing, 12-hour walk, and we’re pretty sure you’ll be sold on the premise from chapter one.”
—Men’s Journal

“Intriguing…O’Brady’s extreme expeditions are inspiring; he’s climbed Everest twice and holds several world records. He writes about most of them in The 12 Hour Walk, making this book not only appealing to self-help readers but also a gripping read for adrenaline junkies and armchair travelers.”

“What explains Colin O’Brady’s superhuman accomplishments? In replaying some of his most harrowing moments, The 12-Hour Walk provides intriguing answers. What’s more, it’s full of insights and inspiration that can help you unlock your own best self.”
—Mark Parker, Executive Chairman of Nike Inc. and former CEO

“Colin O’Brady is a fountain of inspiration. The 12-Hour Walk reminds us that every great achievement starts with a strong mindset. When we spend time alone, we can access our intuition and our deepest thoughts. Those thoughts are the fuel that tell us we can go the distance. We just have to listen.”
—Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx, Selected as one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People

“Colin’s inspiring book is a powerful reminder that by believing in ourselves and changing our mindset we’re capable of achieving anything we set our mind to.”
—Kayla Itsines, co-creator of workout app Sweat

“A must read…If you’re looking for mental clarity, add The 12-Hour Walk to your tool kit…Take the Walk and you’ll be on your way toward vibrant health.”
—Dr. Mark Hyman, author of fourteen New York Times bestsellers

For The Impossible First:

“An incredibly engaging and well-written account of one man’s quest to cross the world’s harshest and most barren continent unassisted . . . you care as much about the man as the mission.”
—The Wall Street Journal

“O’Brady is a confident, crafty storyteller…This inner saga works hand in hand with the physical challenges to make for a full tapestry of remarkable experience. A brutally sublime tale of derring-do that transports as well as teaches.”
—Kirkus Reviews