How to outthink fear
Mark McLaughlin, M.D. is a neurosurgeon and the founder of Princeton Brain and Spine Care. The first time he cut open a patient’s skull, he found himself confronting a powerful force that his fellow brain surgeons agreed was best never spoken of.
FEAR. But Dr. McLaughlin knew that if he couldn’t find a way to cope with fear, all he had striven for as a physician would be lost. So, with a scientist’s analytical precision and philosopher’s worldview, McLaughlin derived and formalized a method by which he could act rationally and confidently under the operating room’s lights and in other areas of his life, while under fear’s profound influence.
A former NCAA Division I wrestler, McLaughlin was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2016. His commentary regularly appears in Business Insider and other national media outlets.
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