By Dara Torres, Elizabeth Weil
From mythical Olympic gold medalist Dara Torres comes a motivational, inspirational memoir approximately staying healthy, getting older gracefully, and pursuing your dreams.
Dara Torres captured the hearts and minds of american citizens of every age whilst she introduced her Olympic comeback as a brand new mom on the age of forty-one—years after she had retired from aggressive swimming and 8 years in view that her final Olympics. whilst she took 3 silver medals in Beijing—including a heartbreaking .01-second end in the back of the gold medalist within the women’s 50-meter freestyle—America enjoyed her the entire extra for her wonderful success and her good-natured recognition of the results.
Now, in Age is simply a Number, Dara unearths how the dream of an Olympic comeback first got here to her—when she was once months into her first, hard-won being pregnant. With humor and candor, Dara recounts how she again to critical training—while nursing her little one daughter and contending together with her loved father’s lengthy conflict with melanoma.
Dara talks frankly approximately diving again in for this comeback; approximately being an older athlete in a more youthful athletes’ video game; approximately festival, doubt, and trust; approximately operating via soreness and uncertainty; and finally—about seizing the instant and, most vital, by no means giving up. a really self-made legend, her tale will resonate with girls of all ages—and with a person bold to entertain a probably very unlikely dream.
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Take that drunk little poisoned monkey and make him crazy! THAT is how our minds tend to be. Psychologists actually have a way to describe this as well. Apparently somebody figured out how to count all those monkey-swings and came up with the stat that we have, on average, about 60,000 thoughts per day. ) Get this: 95% of those are *the same* thoughts from day to day to day. ) AND, 80% of those thoughts are *negative*! ” ANTs for short. Whether we see our minds as filled with crazy little drunk monkeys or equally crazy little drunk ANTs, let’s tame and sober ’em up!
Abraham Maslow “Everything—a horse, a vine—is created for some duty... For what task, then, were you yourself created? ” – Confucius “It is better to strive in one’s own dharma than to succeed in the dharma of another. Nothing is ever lost in following one’s own dharma. ” – William Shakespeare PURPOSE & SELF-AWARENESS What inspires you? What’s your dharma? Your purpose? Your highest calling? Living an authentically awesome life requires knowing thyself + an empowering vision. BRIAN JOHNSON | 43 HIGHEST GOALS & HOLY GRAILS B efore we jump into this whole Purpose thing, let’s get really clear on something.