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Jeff Adams
Jeff Adams

Jeff Adams

Toronto, Otario CAN

"Things are worth fighting for in life…and it's always overcoming a barrier of some kind. And whatever form that barrier takes, we all have a decision to make."

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Jeff's work combines: Non-Profit Organizations, Sports, and Being Physically Active

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Day In The Life

Olympic Champion/Wheelchair Racing Athlete

I'm an athlete and international wheelchair racer, winning thirteen Paralympic medals.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Psychology, General

    University of Toronto

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    Says when he first started racing, he didn't know he wanted to do it with his life, just liked it, was good at it.

  • 2.

    Believes that if you find what you're good at, you'll enjoy it more; the passion and talent feed off each other.

  • 3.

    Says people who take their talent for granted often don't work hard enough, don't do as well; says you have to put the work in no matter what.

  • 4.

    Took a psychology course in college that wouldn't accommodate him, told him he'd have to climb a flight of stairs to take the class.

  • 5.

    Made the effort to get up those stairs; says getting up the stairs taught him more than the actual psychology course.

  • 6.

    Went on to climb the 1,776 stairs of the CN Tower in Ontario, Canada.

  • 7.

    Says he learns more from races he loses-even the worst loss of his life wasn't so bad, taught him a good lesson.

  • 8.

    Thinks that the process of suffering and overcoming after a loss should be valued as much as-if not more than-a win.