Excellence is less about waiting to find something that you love doing, and more about finding love in being successful at whatever it is you are doing. It's great if you can enjoy it. It's great if you can be passionate about it. But don't fool yourself into thinking it has to be that way at the start.
As Bode prepares for the 2014 Winter Olympics, he has stunned just about everyone -- except perhaps himself -- with a remarkable start to the race season. This path leading to Sochi not only provides a compelling narrative, but it also offers valuable insights on what it takes to find success in any walk of life.
Too often we define excellence as something that is unattainable until later in life. Excellence is something that has to be granted through hard work, blood, sweat, tears, and some smeared mascara. Excellence is obtained after years and years and years. And for the most part, that's a pretty good definition.