Champions are comfortable with themselves
Looking back on his career, Miller spoke to Hicks about how he wanted to be remembered. "I hope people see truth when I ski," said Miller. "I don't have an agenda when I'm out there. I don't try to cover things up or look cool. Skiing is such a raw sport and people pick out what they want to see.
"That would be something I would hope would stand out - the honesty of my skiing."
These comments made during an interview with Universal Sport's Dan Hicks, give a window into the mind of a champion athlete.
Champions are not trying to look like or be like anything or anyone, but themselves.
This means, that every time Bode steps into a starting gate he has the absolute freedom to ski exactly the way he wants and the way he feels is best. The ability to be yourself and to act without hesitation or question is very powerful.
The moment an athlete leaves this mindset and try's to create a persona the distractions begin and the winning stops.