Psychology, Social Psychology

Turn off the cameras

Be so good that they cannot ignore you Steve Martin, the famous hollywood comedian, said these words about ambition in performing arts. Performing arts is a heavily performance-driven occupation that thrives on reinvention, quick transitions, low recovery time and consistent development - much like sports. These occupations are often met with highs and lows, where… Continue reading Turn off the cameras

Performance Psychology, Psychology

The Performance Binary

The desire to win does not necessarily make one narcissistic but it is the abject, stomach-churning fear of losing. The gap between the two traditional poles of performance sees a longstanding judgement towards the journey of action. A tug of war is a play of pure strength where you are physically pitted against the other… Continue reading The Performance Binary

Performance Psychology, Psychology

Extraordinary in Ordinary

Manny Pacquiao beats Thurman to become the oldest welterweight world champion - at 40. I woke up to seeing this in the BBC news feed, and loved it! I have (at one time) followed Manny religiously and have been blown away by his sheer simplicity and competitiveness - a relatively uncommon combination but definitely a… Continue reading Extraordinary in Ordinary