espnW Questionnaire: Lisa Leslie's life mantra

Thu, Apr 7
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In the Pro's Questionnaire, our favorite sports figures take our abridged version of the most famous personality test, the Proust Questionnaire. Women's basketball legend Lisa Leslie is up. The three-time WNBA MVP, four-time Olympic gold medalist and mother of two tells us why it's tough to be a perfectionist, confesses her love of donuts and shares her life mantra.

Your main fault:

Lisa Leslie: Being a perfectionist. I really know how to do things one way and that's 100 percent. It's sometimes tough because it spreads me a little thin when it comes to my husband, my children, my work and all of my passions that I have in life.

Your idea of happiness:

LL: My idea of happiness really is a choice. Making that choice every single day, and I choose to be happy.

Your idea of misery:

LL: I've never been that person.

If not yourself, who would you want to be?

LL: I think I'll pick Oprah. She's had an interesting life.

Your favorite food/drink:

LL: Food that I should have or shouldn't have? The food I shouldn't have are donuts, which I should never have. I've been doing really well the past five years. My favorite food is Italian food.

Hero/heroine you admire most:

LL: Mother Teresa. She just really seemed to live such a wonderful life.

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