What’s Your Motive?
In This Chapter
As a child, Michael Phelps couldn’t sit still, couldn’t focus, couldn’t buckle down. Due to his lack of concentration, his third-grade teacher wondered if he’d ever achieve anything. But on August 18, 2008, he set seven world records and won his eighth Olympic gold medal for swimming the butterfly leg of the 4 × 100-meter medley relay. His former teacher wrote Phelps’s mother, remarking that perhaps Michael had never lacked focus but, rather, ...