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Shawn Johnson Shows Incredible Honesty in New "I Am Second" Video

Shawn Johnson Shows Incredible Honesty in New "I Am Second" Video

World champion gymnast Shawn Johnson bares her heart in a recent and very powerful video for I Am Secondopening up about her struggle with depression, her fear of disappointing others, finding happiness, and eventually choosing retirement.

Despite feeling for quite some time that she had failed the world at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Johnson explains how she eventually found inner peace, even though life's ups and downs took her in a very different direction than she once planned.

"It's okay to follow your heart and put [the past] behind you," Johnson says of moving on.

Watch her full I Am Second video below to listen to her full story below:

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Photo Credit: I Am Second