Perspective is key. Take a walk in a U.S. Olympian's shoes and life will seem a lot easier. Liberty Mutual is proud to sponsor these amazing individuals as they train for an opportunity to compete in the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
You've had the absolute worst morning. For starters, you missed the train, and the next one didn't come for another 10 minutes.
After Chris Klug learned he had primary sclerosing cholangitis, he had a liver transplant and came back to win an Olympic Bronze Medal for Team USA in the Parallel Giant Slalom.
You got like no sleep last night. Today is impossible.
In 2008, Max Aaron fractured his L5 lumbar vertebrae and spent four months in a full body cast and seven months in physical therapy. He built himself back from the ground up and is now in the prime of his career.
No bars? Could this day get any worse?
Jazmine Fenlator's home was destroyed by Hurricane Irene. She picked herself up with the support of her mother and is now ready to tackle the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
Yeah, but your cable went out, and you spent 36 minutes on the phone trying to get it fixed. Can you believe that?!
Speed skater J.R. Celski fell on his skate during his first U.S. Olympic Trials and cut his leg so severely it appeared his career was likely finished. Two Bronze Medals later, J.R. is at the top of his game.
Is that a hangnail? This day is a living nightmare.
Imagine what it would be like to shatter your kneecap in a snowmobile accident, undergo four surgeries, and go through intense rehabilitation to have a shot at winning a Medal in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. You've just imagined Katie Uhlaender.
Your job is so boring. You literally had to sit through a million meetings.
A year after Rico Roman's humvee hit an IED, he made the difficult decision to have his injured leg amputated. After intense rehabilitation, he is now competing for an opportunity to represent Team USA in the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.
Conclusion: relax. Everything is going to be OK.
Learn more about the challenges these incredible athletes face and read their full stories here.