Michael Phelps

by thecustomhouse

My hero.  It’s not just his outstanding athleticism, which is remarkable, but how gracious and relaxed he seems.  Michael Phelps has gotten a lot of flack for not caring enough, but I think it’s refreshing to see an Olympic athlete put his own accomplishments in perspective.

“There are a few things I want to accomplish that I think are very doable, and if I do that, it doesn’t matter how many world records or how many gold medals, how much money you make. If I can say I’ve done everything I wanted to do, I can say I feel like my career has been success. At the end of the day, that’s all that matters.”