I wanted to share Kristen’s post because it’s one of those great reminders that helps keep us on the right track, regardless of the profession we pursue. As it relates to social media, I admit to sometimes worrying about what I submit to the virtual world (will it be well-received, etc), but, I realise that some of our hang-ups must first be destroyed in the real world, before we can effectively move forward. In addition, we aren’t in a competition against each other, we all have a unique voice, and helping others in the end, benefits everyone.
Thanks again Kristen for a wonderful post.
When it comes down to it, most of us want to be winners. We like being #1, and it is very human to want the adoration and attention that goes with being the best. Face it, we admire winners. The world pauses for the Olympics, football games, the World Cup, and the Tour de France. In many ways, athletes are heroes, and we live vicariously through them.
Most of us will never have what it takes to sacrifice years of our lives for a sport or an event. We don’t have what it takes to wake at 3:30 in the morning year after year, to endure injuries and heartbreaks all for a singular purpose. Since we don’t have that kind of mettle, we elevate those who do.
Ah, but there is a dark side to the pursuit of victory.
What are we willing to do to win? What will we…
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