I've always thought of myself as an 80 percenter. I like to throw myself passionately into a sport or activity until I reach about an 80 percent proficiency level. To go beyond that requires an obsession that doesn't appeal to me. Once I reach 80 percent level I like to go off and do something totally different; that probably explains the diversity of the Patagonia product like - and why our versatile, multifaceted clothes are the most successful.
Life must continue, even with the security situation so bad, because I have ambitions. I love this sport too much.
One time I didn't leave my hotel room for four days, I was so stuck in my head. But now, with maturity and age, I've realized that winning isn't everything. It's very much about the journey, particularly in my sport. There are so many people on my team, and I've got to be conscious of them. So while winning is definitely the ultimate goal, the lessons learned when I don't win only strengthen me.
I do not connect, at any level, with anyone who hunts animals for sport.
Anthony Douglas Williams
For me it's a simple sport and a simple way to live these seven or eight years of maximum sport.
I'm not in this sport to say a guy can beat me.
Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
I want to be better than five guys. I was that way when I used to box, I was that way in any sport. I want to compete with five other guys. If I beat five other guys, I'd like to see if I can beat six.
I was born with this heart condition, but it's never affected me – I've been able to play every sport I wanted to, and the doctors were amazed.
I am confident of doing well because I am enjoying my sport again.
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
My resume, my career, and my legacy in this sport means more to me then collecting some checks.
I love figure skating and what I am able to express creatively. I want to leave a legacy in the sport.
With the Special Ops Warrior Foundation's help, we put 266 kids through college last year. And that's what keeps me going. I'll be honest, I don't like running. I don't like biking. I don't like swimming. I do it to raise money. But, now that I'm in this sport, I want to see how far I can push myself. What makes me tick is that pain you feel when you do these ultramarathons. I love knowing that everyone's suffering because I know I can suffer just a little bit more. I can take a lot of pain.