Dot Richardson Podcast

June 18, 2012, 12 a.m. (ET)

In this episode, USA Softball Olympic Medalist Dot Richardson shares her insights on how teammates play a pivotal role in helping athletes bounce back from mistakes and stay motivated. Dot reflects on a critical moment in Olympic history when the team had to recover from unexpected losses and how they refocused and rebounded. Dot also talks about how the lessons she learned on the softball field have translated to her professional career as a successful surgeon.

So the team, you learn very quickly through sports, that, you know, there is something within you that has to grow, that wants to commit yourself to what you're doing, whether it’s on the field or off, and then a commitment to say “I want to be a part of a team or a teammate that is going to lift my teammates up too, because I believe in them. And they know that I believe in them.” And that’s the kind of teammate I want to be.

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