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How Can We Really Know Who We Are?

It’s a question that perplexes many of us today, but as an athlete, I feel that I are one who’s been able to overcome this hurdle. Although it can be quite confusing to remember, I will always remember the phrase “my heart is on my sleeve.” I know my heart’s place — it’s always there.

This is a question that perplexes many of us today, but as an athlete, I feel that I am one who’s been able to overcome this hurdle. Although it can be quite confusing to remember, I will always remember the phrase “my heart is on my sleeve.” I know my heart’s place — it’s always there.

That said, my heart has its weaknesses. Sometimes I feel like someone’s watching me. I’d rather let my guard go down than let someone see it. This is something that I’ve always believed, but it’s one that most people don’t know about me. I’m sure they know about my heart, but they don’t yet realize how much of a ‘trend’ it is among athletes of all levels, because we all have our own heart beat.

In other situations when I might feel that my heart won’t come through, my coaches or other athletes will tell me to trust myself to overcome it.

But I think that’s a mistake. Trusting yourself isn’t always an easy thing to do, but it’s part of being a real athlete. I was once told that if you try hard enough, you will have your break. This is a very tough concept for me to understand. For most of our time in school, we always knew that the next day we would walk out on this stage. I’m sure most kids had a day like that, but I didn’t. I didn’t. My coach always told me that I need to have to prove myself all the time, and I agree. But it’s different when it comes to something as big as competing in the Olympics. When you compete for something bigger than yourself, I think that’s when it can most easily get messed up.

As for this competition, I’m excited about it, and it’ll be amazing. There is no doubt in my mind that I’ll be on a podium in the end. That’s what I want — to be on a podium in the end.

I truly believe that I need to let this competition inspire me, as it’s something that I need to work myself into the best possible mental shape. I feel my biggest downfall to do this is that I am so focused on my athletic career that my mental focus doesn’t see the Olympic Games.

When I was a boy, my friends told me that when we grow up, when we start a family, we should compete in the Olympics one day! And I agree. But I also want to be remembered as a person with a heart, a true athlete — someone who makes everything she puts into this competition look easy. I want to do everything in my power to get through this.

That said, I know that all of that won’t be easy to do! So I’m going to do my best. I think I’ll be the one to do it.

It’s never about the person, it’s always about the person’s heart and mind.