chapter  2
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Mapping the journey: from dream to reality

You must understand, I am not by nature a daydreamer. I try to control those

parts of my life that can be controlled, to plan everything that I want to

happen down to the most insignifi cant detail. I traffi c in a world in which frac-

tions of a second separate success and failure, so I’d visualized the 1996

Olympics down to the millisecond. I’d crafted a decade of dreams into ambi-

tions, refi ned ambitions into goals, and fi nally hammered goals into plans.