Stories and Goals First, all athletes come with a story. If we spend any time reading about and/or watching the athletic events we have been blessed with this summer, we begin to become a part of these people’s lives. Athletes are single, married, divorced, rich, poor, in good health, struggling with health challenges, have different skin colors, facial features, body types, sexual preferences, and come from different cultures/religious preferences for starters. What the athletes have in common are goals. They all have goals. They hold their goals in different conversations and they have different commitments to their goals, but they all have goals.