Weekly Whisper: Are You a Loser? Congrats!

Defining Audacity

DAILY FEATURE:

Losing is Good For You

Boston Globe

Four tragic words:

“Everybody gets a trophy.”

Tragic stat: Trophy and award sales are now an estimated $3 billion-a-year industry in the United States and Canada.

Trophies were once rare things — sterling silver loving cups bought from jewelry stores for truly special occasions. But in the 1960s, they began to be mass-produced, marketed in catalogs to teachers and coaches, and sold in sporting-goods stores.

Today, participation trophies and prizes are almost a given, as children are constantly assured that they are winners – which leads to two poignant questions:

• If children know they will automatically get an award, what is the impetus for improvement?

• Why bother learning problem-solving skills, when there are never obstacles to begin with?

Read the entire thought-provoking Op-Ed piece: NY Times

Image Source & Related Article: Boston Globe

OTHER ARTICLES TO GET YOUR BUTT IN GEAR:

• Life Lists: Emptying My Bucket List
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INSPIRATIONAL VIDEO:

18 Seconds of Eastwood Greatness

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

“A storm is raging.
Nevertheless, they go forward in their madness. The air becomes difficult to breath.
The abyss yawns below them.
Some fall.
Others stop and retrace their steps;
there is a sad weariness.
The bold ones continue.”

– Victor Hugo
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WEEKLY CALL TO ACTION:

Write a I-Like-This-About-You Note, Text or E-mail Each Day This Week

This is the perfect way to let someone else know you care. We are so often focused on the bad stuff that we forget to mention the good. You surely will make people’s day!

Inspired by: High Existence

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LIVE THE LIST BLOG ROLL:

Living With No More Apologies

Live the List

I recently gave myself a poignant pep talk. Staring in the bathroom mirror, I reminded myself:

“Live the List is about goals, dreams and aspirations.
Everyone should be talking about this…Every. Day.”

It’s about inspiring people who are just going through the motions and not truly living life. It’s about helping people who are living in a haze of complacency and excuses.

So….no more apologies.

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2 Comments on “Weekly Whisper: Are You a Loser? Congrats!”

  1. kelly and dave
    October 2, 2013 at 12:55 am #

    are you going to participate in your weekly call to action? :)

    • Drew Myers
      October 4, 2013 at 7:37 am #

      Aren’t you guys doing this? I’d LOVE to hear how it’s going. Want to write a guest blog post.

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