7 Motivational Quotes Olympic Champions Rely On
Before the Sochi Winter Olympics, athletes from Team USA shared their private motivational quotes and mantras with us.
"Tough times never last. Tough people do."
Steven is a bobsled driver and gold medal-winner in the 4-man bobsled (2010). He was born in Park City, Utah.
"What you feel doesn't matter in the end; it's what you do that makes you brave."
Erika is a three-time Olympic curler (1988, 1998, 2014) and mother of two. She was born in Madison, Wisconsin.
"Think it, be it."
Monique is an ice hockey player and silver medal winner (2010) from Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Bobby is a three-time X Games champion in slopestyle freeskiing. His hometown is Breckenridge, Colorado.
"Plant the seed, set the target, live your life."
Gretchen (of Team Kellogg's) is a halfpipe snowboarder and 2006 Winter Games silver medalist. She lives in Aspen, Colorado.
"Passion has a funny way of trumping logic."
Eddy is a speedskater heading to his first Olypmics. He grew up in Miami, Florida.
"To whom much is given, much is expected." (Variation on Luke 12:48)
Jocelyne is an ice hockey player and silver medal winner (2010) from Grand Forks, North Dakota. Her twin sister is Olympic teammate Monique Lamoureux.
"Good, better, best; never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best."
Noelle is a Team Kellogg's 2014 Olympic hopeful (skeleton race) and mother of two. She was born in Provo, Utah.