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.