Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Striving to become the first ever four-time winter Olympian in four different decades, Ruben Gonzalez put it this way:

“First comes a dream, followed by a struggle, and then there is victory. The problem is, most people give up in the struggle section and never get to sense what victory feels like. Great people have two types of courage. First, they have the courage to get started, to take a leap of faith, to take action when they have no guarantees of success. Second, once they are on their way, they develop the courage to endure, the courage to persevere. Perseverance is the key.”

From "Three Feet from Gold" by Sharon L. Lechter & Grey S. Reid