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Archive: Medals and meaning

Nothing compares

Bronze is not the same as silver, and silver is not the same as gold, as I'm sure victorious American skier Bode Miller will be happy to explain. He's won all three.

By Jan Scruggs | February 25, 2010; 12:04 AM ET | Comments (1)

Glorious goals

When you don't have a chance at making first place, you can set your own goals for stretching yourself, being your personal best.

By Jeanine Cogan | February 25, 2010; 12:03 AM ET | Comments (0)

Winning even by losing

Giving people the incentive to strive for goals that may be outside of their reach is a great thing.

By Eric Schaeffer | February 25, 2010; 12:03 AM ET | Comments (0)

Our inner gold

Whenever one engages in such a competition, it calls forth a part of our being that enables us to transcend normal limits. It gives us a taste of the ideal we strive for in our innermost beings. It is spiritual in the truest sense.

By Seth Kahan | February 25, 2010; 12:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

Focus and passion

When we focus on doing our best in whatever we strive to do, success will find its way to us.

By Misti Burmeister | February 25, 2010; 12:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

Medals Count

What about those old trophies gathering dust in my guest room? Maybe I should put them in the attic, but that seems like a shame. They remind me of a time when anything seemed possible.

By Patricia McGuire | February 25, 2010; 12:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

Risk, struggle and medals

Medals are important. It is often the desire for medals and trophies (and promotions) that keep people in the game, competing and working hard.

By Hile Rutledge | February 25, 2010; 12:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

 
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