When I hear and see the name “Dan O’Brien”, the one word that comes to mind is “attitude”.
“Character” is a close second.
In short, Life is not about your personal incidents and situations. Life is about how you REACT to them.
And that includes “failures”.
I had posted the quote “Attitude” by Charles Swindoll in our meeting with American Decathlete Dan O’Brien back in 1993 World Indoor Championships in Toronto, Canada. (Remember, he didn’t come top 3 in the 1992 USATF Decathlon trials, but went on to win in the Trials and the Gold medal in 1996.) How do you stay focused for 4 years? Let’s ask Lolo Jones that question in London 2012!
Speaking about the 1992 Trials and the whole Dan and Dave debacle, there was a good podcast on Living The Run.com that talked about the hype.
You can hear the podcast on here.
Otherwise, use the handy player below.
PODCAST Info: Dan O’Brien
Interview Date: October 2010
Duration: 22 mins
File Size: 6.5 MB