#11: Ruben Gonzalez - How to Live a Life That's True to Yourself - An Unlikely Olympian
August 3, 2018•83 min
Ever since he was a kid, Ruben had aspirations of competing in the Olympics … the only problem is he wasn’t ultra athletic or, in his words, he was “just good enough to warm the bench playing college soccer.
As a matter of fact, my coach wouldn’t even let me play until we were up by 2 goals.”
But one night watching TV in Houston, Texas changed everything for him … he watched Scott Hamilton win gold in Sarajevo. After seeing what Scott had overcome to be an Olympic champion, Ruben knew he had it in himself as well.
So at 21 years old … 11 years later than people normally start Ruben, an Argentinian living in Houston, Texas, begin his career competing in the luge.
To date, Ruben is the only winter Olympian to compete in 4 different games in 4 different decades.
Despite being a self-described “C” student’, he’s also the best-selling author of “the courage to succeed”, the inner game of success, and “fight for your dream”.
If you're looking to add a shot of inspiration to your day, check out my conversation with always inspiring Ruben Gonzalez.