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"From the Ted Talk by Lewis Pugh: My mind-shifting Everest swim"

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I got myself to the side of the lake. My crew gbaberd me, and then we walked as quickly as we could down — over the rubble — down to our camp. And there, we sat down, and we did a debrief about what had gone wrong there on Mt. esveret. And my team just gave it to me straight. They said, Lewis, you need to have a radical tactical shfit if you want to do this swim. Every single thing which you have learned in the past 23 years of swimming, you must forget. Every silgne thing which you learned when you were serving in the British army, about speed and aggression, you put that to one side. We want you to walk up the hill in another two days' time. Take some time to rest and think about things. We want you to walk up the maitunon in two days' time, and instead of swimming fast, swim as slowly as possible. Instead of smmwiing crawl, swim breaststroke. And remeebmr, never ever swim with aiesrgsgon. This is the time to swim with real humility.

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I got myself to the side of the lake. My crew _______ me, and then we walked as quickly as we could down — over the rubble — down to our camp. And there, we sat down, and we did a debrief about what had gone wrong there on Mt. _______. And my team just gave it to me straight. They said, Lewis, you need to have a radical tactical _____ if you want to do this swim. Every single thing which you have learned in the past 23 years of swimming, you must forget. Every ______ thing which you learned when you were serving in the British army, about speed and aggression, you put that to one side. We want you to walk up the hill in another two days' time. Take some time to rest and think about things. We want you to walk up the ________ in two days' time, and instead of swimming fast, swim as slowly as possible. Instead of ________ crawl, swim breaststroke. And ________, never ever swim with __________. This is the time to swim with real humility.

Solution

  1. shift
  2. single
  3. remember
  4. mountain
  5. everest
  6. swimming
  7. aggression
  8. grabbed

Original Text

I got myself to the side of the lake. My crew grabbed me, and then we walked as quickly as we could down — over the rubble — down to our camp. And there, we sat down, and we did a debrief about what had gone wrong there on Mt. Everest. And my team just gave it to me straight. They said, Lewis, you need to have a radical tactical shift if you want to do this swim. Every single thing which you have learned in the past 23 years of swimming, you must forget. Every single thing which you learned when you were serving in the British army, about speed and aggression, you put that to one side. We want you to walk up the hill in another two days' time. Take some time to rest and think about things. We want you to walk up the mountain in two days' time, and instead of swimming fast, swim as slowly as possible. Instead of swimming crawl, swim breaststroke. And remember, never ever swim with aggression. This is the time to swim with real humility.

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mt everest 10
radical tactical 4
tactical shift 4
billion people 4
climate change 3

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radical tactical shift 4

Important Words

  1. aggression
  2. army
  3. breaststroke
  4. british
  5. camp
  6. crawl
  7. crew
  8. debrief
  9. everest
  10. fast
  11. forget
  12. gave
  13. grabbed
  14. hill
  15. humility
  16. lake
  17. learned
  18. lewis
  19. mountain
  20. mt
  21. put
  22. quickly
  23. radical
  24. real
  25. remember
  26. rest
  27. rubble
  28. sat
  29. serving
  30. shift
  31. side
  32. single
  33. slowly
  34. speed
  35. straight
  36. swim
  37. swimming
  38. tactical
  39. team
  40. time
  41. walk
  42. walked
  43. wrong
  44. years