Confession: I love the Olympics.
I know I’m not alone in that. Watching the most talented athletes on Earth accomplish incredible feats somehow manages to unite the world. It renews our faith in what humanity can accomplish, especially when we discover stories of hardship leading up to a glorious win.
We see some hint of ourselves in them. We think, If that person can overcome incredible challenges to win a gold model, surely I can score that promotion/earn that degree/_______.
But, for me, it’s not all about the winners. Because when all eyes are on the frontrunner, I’m cheering on the last place one. (more…)