"This is not a linear journey"

Shane Gould (above) training in Munich, West Germany, before the start of the swimming competition at the 1972 Summer Olympics. 

I thought a quote from a three-time gold medal winner would be appropriate during the summer Olympics season.
l have periods of incredible frustration, ... and periods of great satisfaction. This is not a linear journey where l've arrived.
—Shane Gould
Australian swimmer Shane Gould has won five Olympic medals and set world records in all five freestyle distances (100, 200, 400, 800, and 1,500 metres).

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