Overcoming Our Egos
TED Talk Craig Manning | May 2019
It is not how talented you are or much information you have stored in your mind but how well you use your mind that leads to high performance. The ego is the greatest source of human interference because it is always seeking approval from outside sources. In order to gain this approval, an ego mind craves outcomes. The opposite of an ego-oriented mind is a task-oriented mind, which brings focus to the skills needed to execute the performance. Dr. Craig Manning is a Human Performance Scientist and the bestselling author of The Fearless Mind. His clients include the US Ski and US Snowboarding teams, Red Bull High Performance, the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA, and a roster of companies and professionals worldwide who seek to achieve high performance. He teaches at Brigham Young University, where he is Adjunct Professor of Performance Psychology and serves as Mental Performance Consultant for the university’s athletic department.