Sometimes the prize is the experience itself. In this quick episode, I take on the defeatist attitude that unless you’re going to win, why bother trying. That may be an exaggeration of the way it was said, but this comes as a result of something someone said to my wife recently regarding my participation in a BBQ contest.
So why do people compete in events when they know they have very little, if any chance of winning? Sometimes the prize is the experience itself. I use as an example, the Boston Marathon. Now, I’m in no way comparing a local BBQ contest to the Boston Marathon. To be clear, this is about the lesson, not the contest itself.
The episode is short. I believe the lesson is valuable. I hope you find as much value in the lesson as I did thinking about it. Every contest is not just about winning. Sometimes the experience is all that really matters. Get out there, have some fun! The world needs more of it!!