What pushed you forward when you’re afraid of failure? Have you ever believed in yourself when nobody else around you did? We sat down with journalist Jane Pauley and Olympic champion Rowdy Gaines for candid conversations about overcoming doubt.
Do you doubt your own abilities? Olympian Rowdy Gaines say we all deal with doubts but some are better at overcoming them than others. So what makes the difference?
In life, we celebrate the good times — and often rue the bad. But Olympian Rowdy Gaines says that in his experience, the times that he has faced difficulty and defeat made him a better athlete and a better person.
It’s time to step outside of your comfort zone and try something new! Olympian Rowdy Gaines says that at the beginning of his swimming career, he struggled — until he found a way to re-write the rules.
Instead of the Olympics, Rowdy Gaines now trains and competes at Masters Swimming events all over the country. And he says you can follow in his wake, just by asking yourself one simple question.
So you reached your goal — great! What next? Rowdy Gaines says it’s crucial to set the next goal, and the next and so on. The minute you get complacent, you lose your momentum. Here’s Rowdy’s advice.
Have you pictured what winning looks like to you? Olympian Rowdy Gaines says he has his mind to thank as much as his body for all his swimming success, and he shares his tips for picturing the future and making it come true.
You know him as a huge swimming success — but did you know that Olympic champion Rowdy Gaines failed over and over and over again? He has advice for learning from the defeats and taking chances until you succeed.
Did you know that Olympian Rowdy Gaines suffered a rare disease that left him nearly totally paralyzed? He had to re-learn how to do everything from eat to walk, but he made it back in the pool. And his journey will inspire you.
Do you find yourself overwhelmed by reaching your goal destination, and forget to enjoy the ride? Olympic champion Rowdy Gaines has traveled the world but says the one thing that helped him was pausing to look around.