When three-time Olympian Ruben Gonzalez was a kid, he wrote Sports Illustrated asking where he could learn how to luge. The magazine mailed Gonzalez a photograph of a man racing on a luge, and Gonzalez framed it so he could see it from his bed every morning when he woke up.
"Every morning, the first person I saw when I woke up was 'The Luge Man,'" Gonzalez wrote. "Seeing 'The Luge Man' was a constant reminder that I was training for the Olympics. He reminded me to eat right, to work out, and to surround myself with winners. At night, before turning out the lights, the last person I saw was 'The Luge Man.' All night long, I dreamt about the luge and the Olympics.
"During the day, the picture focused my conscious mind on the dream. At night, it conditioned my unconscious mind to aim for my goal."
Ruben went on to win the Olympics 3 times. Hear him talk about his unique training in this video
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