Keep fighting. I had a good friend of mine on the night before I went in for my first cancer treatment, and I did not realize he was also a survivor. He said, “Shannon, this is just like the balance beam: You fall off, and you just get back up. And you just keep getting back up every single day.” I really took that to heart and kept that with me throughout treatment particularly. Those days that it just knocked me to the floor, and I was not sure I could get out of bed, my goal that day might be just to get dressed. I remembered what he said, and I just kept telling myself you've got to get back up.
No. 1, you've got to set goals, and the Olympic Games is a great goal. But don't forget about all the other great things where gymnastics can lead — college, scholarship. Just the physical aspects — the balance, the coordination, the strength, the flexibility — that you're going to take with you no matter what sport you try or where you go in life. Don't forget about all of those goals, and make sure you set short term goals. Have something to achieve every single day that you get up because that's what's going to keep you motivated.
I think you've gotta have fun. If you're not enjoying it, and you're not truly passionate about it, you won't be successful.