It was an honor to speak yesterday to an amazing group of young men from the National Championship wrestling program at Penn State. They inspire me to be a better doctor, coach, and person. Also great to see hometown hero Anthony Cassar from Montgomery, NJ. Thanks Coach Sanderson for the opportunity to visit Rec Hall.
I am attending today’s Wedemeyer lecture at West Point. I’m fascinated to hear CMDR Eggers presentation.
The General Albert C. Wedemeyer Strategic Lecture Series Endowment is a part of West Point’s Center for Enhanced Performance. This endowment honors the intellectual and strategic legacy of General Wedemeyer through a series of lectures, think tanks, or roundtable discussions for cadets and faculty.
On February 27th I was honored once again by the opportunity to speak at West Point. It was a very busy day. People who know me are well aware of my passion for finding the keys to unleashing maximum performance in all environments. I’m also committed to coaching both sports and performance. Not surprisingly West Point is packed with cadets and staff that is driven by the desire to excel.
This year, I had the opportunity to speak to the two Psychology of Elite Performance Classes, along with a discussion of Sport Psychology with the Army Rifle Team and the Army Wrestling team. I also had a unique opportunity to talk with the pre-med club. In every session we talked in depth about creating the opportunity and ingredients of the “magic moment”…, the moment when skills, committment and focus come together to up the level of performing the task. Continue reading “West Point and Elite Performance”
“Memory is more of a self-serving dynamic revision machine: you remember the last time you remembered the event, and without realizing it, change the story at every subsequent remembrance.”
Nassim Nicholas Talib
I’m pretty sure that after the dust settles, Ryan Lochte will be fine. Sure, he tarnished his reputation in action and words, but ultimately he fessed up to his big fish story. His mistake will cost him many millions of dollars.
I can’t fully explain why, but I have been deeply intrigued by this event and found myself anxiously drinking up news developments as this puzzle unfolded.
I suppose it’s my interest in human performance that fueled the fascination. It was captivating to see how this 32-year-old, 12-time medalist could make such a stupid mistake and then proceed with making several more before admitting his misbehavior and his lie.
From my vantage, five lessons can be gleaned from this event. Continue reading “5 Lessons I Re-learned Courtesy of Ryan Lochte”