There's a reason we say "dare to dream."
Daring to dream means taking a risk. You can toil away in anonymity for years, hoping for that one moment in which it all pays off.
And then it might never come. You might not get your dream job, land that record deal or make the Olympic team.
For Olympic athletes, daring to pursue their dreams usually means putting their lives on hold. And they run to risk of coming ever so close to fulfilling their dreams, only to see them disappear in a fleeting instant.
And then we have a handful of people who manage to grab the spotlight and make us wish they'd just go away.
This list of disappointments will include more of the dreamers than the spotlight hogs. May their disappointment be fleeting. And may we all remember they've accomplished far more than most of us simply by daring to pursue their dreams to the very highest levels.