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By Michael G. Wilson

Olympian: 3 items for real success


October 24, 2019

I’ve hit rock bottom more times than I can count.

As a gymnast, I overcame injuries that would have ended many other athletes’ careers – only to watch my Olympic dreams slip out of reach. As a businessman, I built a successful start-up – and then lost it all.

The main thing I’ve learned? Setbacks can be productive if you’re willing to learn from them. Today, as I lead a successful company, I constantly inform my decision-making with the lessons I learned as an athlete and entrepreneur:

* First, never give up.

When I was 12, I trained under gymnastics coach Ralph Reeves, the tou...

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