Published on Oct 27, 2013
After missing qualifying for the Salt Lake City 2002 Olympic Winter Games, Gretchen Bleiler rethought her approach to get a great new start in the sport she loves. She decided to start enjoying life along the way as opposed to solely focusing on the end results, and this became her new secret to success as she went on to win a silver medal at the Torino 2006 Olympic Winter Games.
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Start Story Transcript: Gretchen Bleiler
00:00 [On Screen] Kellogg's presents
00:05 [On Screen] Gretchen Bleiler, Snowboarder, U.S. Olympic Silver Medalist
00:10 [On Screen] "Enjoy the Journey"
00:13 Gretchen's Brother: She's so genuine
00:16 Gretchen's Dad: She's true to herself
00:18 Gretchen's Mom: She is very spiritual
00:21 Gretchen's Husband: She's just really considerate
00:25 Dad: But you know what: she bows to no one.
00:34 [On Scree] Start story
00:41 Dad: The team was chosen for the 2002 Olympics
00:44 Gretchen: I was so nervous, I was sick.
00:47 Dad: She didn't get on the team
00:50 Gretchen: I suck. This sucks. Filled with negativity
00:53 Mom: She started searching for some answers within herself
00:57 Dad: Right after the Olympics in Salt Lake City she went on a streak of 8 consecutive wins.
1:02 Husband: She was unbeatable
1:03 Gretchen: I realized that it was just about going out there and doing my best and having a lot of fun and giving everyone a really good show
1:09 Brother: It's not her athletic ability; it's not her list of career victories in Wikipedia.
1:15 Gretchen: It's being in the moment and having a goal, but caring so much about the goal that you just detach from it
1:25 Gretchen: When I drop in, that first hit is what starts off the rest of the run. And I know if that first hit is on and exactly what I want, the rest of the run just comes together.
1:35 Gretchen: And if I'm fueled properly it's gonna be so much easier. And it all begins with breakfast.
1:45 [On Screen] Despite an early season injury, Gretchen is vying for a second appearance to represent Team USA on the podium at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. (Kellogg's Logo, Olympics logo. Proud Sponsor)
1:48 Gretchen: If you're so focused on just that end outcome you're missing the whole journey of getting there.
1:54 Gretchen: The silver medal was sort of like, oh yea, I got that...look at all this stuff that came with that. Those lessons. That's the stuff. Getting there. That's the stuff.
2:04 [On Screen] from great starts
2:07 [On Screen] come great things.
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