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6. Real Optimism (to Create & Grab Opportunities), from WChurchill - IQ #1

A tricky quote from Winston Churchill. Some enthusiastics may say that you just gotta be Positive and things work out just well. But...

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Season 1, episode 6
7 min / Published

On the Premiere 😃 for this “Insight Quote” Series, our founder brings a tricky quote from Ex-Prime Minister, Winston Churchill.

Some enthusiastics may say that you just gotta be Positive and things work out just well. Some may say that it’s all about perspective when confronting hardships and being able to improve.

EWS prefers to take a more balanced view and say that, indeed perspective can do a lot and put an athlete in the position of facing challenges and assess difficulties in a more realistic but empowering way, in order to efficiently work in his/her sport!

Please, if you listen even just to the quote, tell us how you look at difficulties, now.

Timestamps:

  • Usual but Unhelpful Advices - 0:37
  • The Problem with Optimistic views - 1:00
  • Inherent Human Capability - 1:47
  • The tweak in Perspective (Growth Mindset reference) - 2:30
  • Hard Athlete Scenario - 3:58
  • Regarding Failure and Best Coach’s wisdom - 5:10
  • Regarding Psychotherapy - 6:00

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Credits (Attribution under CC4.0 guidelines):

Intro & Outro Song: Nostalgic Pull (edited)

Artist: Asher Fulero

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nv9bEpmPeIg

License: Creative Commons 3.0

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This episode is part of the IQ series
'Insight Quotes'
EWS - Efficiently Work Sport
A podcast by Gonçalo Marques @EWS
Building Psychology for Optimization in Sports and Mental Health
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