Kristi continues to inspire as a philanthropist and founder of the Always Dream Foundation, a charity “to inspire and embrace the hopes and dreams of children.” I love what she said about helping others:
“All the athletic glory and honors are wonderful but sometimes I come face to face with a disadvantaged child or with a struggling mother or father and I am grateful for my gifts. And I rededicate myself to doing whatever I can to help someone in need. The good feeling I get from contributing rivals anything I felt on the Olympic stand in Albertville.”
Kristi recently wrote an article called “Life Lessons from Figure Skating.” Although it’s a sponsored post, the article contains some great tips, such as:
Give ‘em a show.
Find your balance.
Play well with others.
Be proactive about your health.
Read the article to learn how you can use those life lessons in your own life, whether or not you’re an athlete. Kristi tells how she uses those life lessons today.
And, if you haven’t seen them, here are two YouTube videos with inspiration for which Kristi Yamaguchi is most famous.
1992 Olympics Long Program:
Dancing with the Stars – Kristi Yamaguchi & Mark Ballas – Season 6 Freestyle
Photo Credit: Photo by The Heart Truth at Flickr Creative Commons.