The most successful people in life achieve their dreams because they are completely committed to their objective.
Those who compete in the Olympics certainly fit that mold.
My first experience watching the Olympics on television was during the 1972 Summer Games when I saw a huge Russian weightlifter win the Gold Medal. I was six years old and I remember saying to Dad that I thought it would be fun to do that someday. He asked me if I was serious about it, and I said that I was. He told me we were getting up at 6AM the next morning to start training. I was remember being shocked, and he said that best time to start is now, so we were getting up early before he had to go to work.
At 6am the next morning, he put me through a workout that I thought was tough. He asked if I was ready to do this again the next day, and I said no.