Competition, Week 1

We will be discussing the topic of Competition during our lessons together in June.  This week, we’ll be talking together about competing with others, and competing with ourselves.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below:

“A competitor will find a way to win.  Competitors take bad breaks and use them to drive themselves that much harder.  Quitters take bad breaks and use them as reasons to give up.  It’s all a matter of pride.”  — Nancy Lopez (Professional Golfer)

This month, we are going to talk about competition.  Competition can be between two people, a group of people, or you can actually compete with yourself.  When you enter a tournament, you are in competition, and you compete with other people.  When you are competing to get a new belt, you can be competing with yourself.  You want to do better, and push harder to get to the next level.  There will be times when you will not win.  When this happens, you want to find out what the other person did well, so that you can work on it, too.  If it is a matter of not passing a promotion exam, you need to ask yourself if you practiced hard enough, and prepared as thoroughly as you could.  If not, you know that you may have to apply yourself, and work a bit harder for the next exam.

Discussion Questions:

1)  What are some ways you compete?

2)  How do you feel if you lose?

3)  Does losing make you work harder to do better the next time?

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