Re: Pinewood Derby
Donald R Izard (dizard@ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU)
Fri, 19 Jun 1998 11:11:31 -0400
Another point to consider:
When I was coaching sports teams, I tried to teach all my
players about sportsmanship! I told them that all the umpires
and officials are HUMAN, and that they WILL ALL make mistakes.
So will the players, and so will the coaches, as we are also
human, some MORE human than others.
In sports, as in life, and the pinewood derbys, some will
appear to win, and some may appear to lose. However, as they
state in the Olypics, just to compete is to WIN.
Bad calls are a part of life, and so is NOT ALWAYS winning!
Learn to accept that you can learn to build on a failure,
and PLAN to improve NEXT time. If you improve on your
personal BEST, you have won! If you did your best, you
Learn to congratualate the winners, and try to learn from them.
If you did win, be proud to share your secrets, to help others!
I can go on, but I think the point is clear. I recently
attended a professional development program that taught
that any project manager that is always on time, and under budget
is a FAILURE. If you never fail, you never took any risk.
If you did not take any risk, you took too long and paid to much!
So, for those who think it is so important to WIN evertime,
or to win at all costs, YOU have already failed!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City