It’s common to follow a certain course when young and change direction later. But professional archer Jake Kaminski’s path was true early in life.
Kaminski scored his first bull’s-eye – a 60-yard shot – the first time he shot a bow at age 6. It turns out he was accurate whether shooting archery or predicting his future. At age 7 Kaminski told his mom he would go to the Olympics one day. After years of intense training, he made the U.S. men’s Olympic Archery team in 2012.
He admits struggling with doubt at times, but his passion for archery and sense of purpose drove him. Kaminski’s dedication earned him many medals, including a team silver at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
“There’s no point in doing something if you’re not doing it with purpose,” Kaminski said. “I am what I want to be.”