Episode 229 : Kamali Thompson On Olympic Level Goal Setting

Featured Guest: Kamali Thompson

  • Apr 15, 2021

“The more you say something out loud, the more you believe it & the more it is likely to happen”

Kamali Thompson is a 4th year medical student who is simultaneously closing in on her Olympic goal of competing at the 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympics in fencing while preparing to start her Orthopedic Surgery residency. She joins us to discuss her incredible journey in chasing these two aspirations at the same time. In this conversation, Kamali presents the most inspiring and exciting discussion of goal-setting and positive self-talk as a process and a skill I can remember, so enjoy!

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Key Learnings

1.  Is there any sport faster than sabre

2. The powerplant in fencing and how fencing informs her understanding of medicine and the human body

3. Reconciling the “interesting case” with the fact it is another person dealing with it

4. Goalsetting while taking on two all-consuming pursuits at the same time

5. Finding the hours to do all that she needs to get done

6. What parts of coaching and mentorship are exciting for Kamali

7. The upcoming road to the Olympics

8. Exercises around goal-setting and positive self-talk

9. How to track her journey


Twitter: @kamali_thompson  Instagram: @kamalithompson.usa

Kamali in action

More Kamali in action

Kamali’s blog: “Sabre and a Stethoscope”

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