The Difference Between Winning and Losing

11.12.2016 – Day 346

The Difference Between Winning and Losing

He makes some great points.

I’m all for inclusiveness, but I’m not for supporting the trophy mentality. We need to encourage kids, sure. We need to be positive. We need to promote the team mentality.

Sometimes the best lessons are the toughest. Life is competitive. Just showing up doesn’t make you a winner – hard work, feedback, training, practice, diligence, grit, determination does.

You’re great at some things, good at others,  and you probably suck at some others.

Why lead kids astray?

Why fool them into believing there should be trophies for everyone? There has to be a better way to encourage and motivate and prepare them for the realities of life.

We complain that kids today are too entitled. Well, it’s no bloody wonder if they’re getting trophies for everything. There are winners.There are losers. Losing is hard. But, winning is hard too – it takes hard work, skill, dedication, discipline, and so many other things to actually pull it off.

The reality is that most of us will end up somewhere in the middle – we’ll be players, not always winners, not always losers. We will win some and lose some, but for the sake of clarity – let’s have our kids experience both and be able to tell the difference.

 

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