Competition, week 3

We will continue to discuss the topic of Competition during our lessons this week.  We will talk about the importance of a positive attitude, and particularly good sportsmanship, when we’re involved in Competition during our discussions this week.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week for this week follows below.

“I love competition and really going for it and doing my best, but losing isn’t really upsetting to me.  I feel like if I do lose, the other person really deserved it.”  — Corbin Bleu (Entertainer and Songwriter)

We are not always going to be the best at everything.  We need to understand there are things we will do well, but there may be someone else who can do these same things even better.  When we’re involved in competition, we have to understand that we may be matched up against a player or a team that are more skillful than we are.  We need to be okay with this.  We can still work hard to get better, and we can learn things from our competitors that we can use to improve.  When we’re in competition with someone more skillful, and they do better than we do, we should congratulate them for their expertise and hard work — we should congratulate them for winning.  This is part of good sportsmanship, and is something every competitor should have.

Discussion Questions:

1)  Who do you know who is better than you at something?  What is that thing?

2)  Do you have to be the best at everything you do?

3)  Is good sportsmanship important?  Why?

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