Pushing towards a breakthrough, from scientific discovery to personal performance, requires a specific mindset. No one understands that better than U.S. Olympian, Johnny Quinn. Johnny is a U.S. Olympian in the sport of bobsled and competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Johnny is also a former professional football player spending time with the National Football League’s Buffalo Bills, Green Bay Packers and Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.