Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.
When a gymnast sets a goal, it’s imperative that the gymnast “owns” that goal and everything that comes with it … all the sacrifices, the hard work, the desire to achieve it and more. The goal can’t be the parent’s, the coach’s or anyone else’s … it has to be the gymnast’s goal. When the gymnast has full ownership of the goal, then their desire to achieve that goal comes from within themselves and is not derived from others. That determination and self-motivation is the light that can’t be dimmed.