Congrats, You Came in 8th Place

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What ever happened to wanting to win at something? A little healthy competition. Since when is it OK to come in tenth place? What is the point of having a competition if it doesn’t matter what place you come in?

I want to win. Period. Maybe this was from playing sports as a youth where we actually kept score and the only people who got ribbons or trophies were the people who finished on the podium or won MVP. Oh how things have changed. We are breeding generations of soft children. “Oh it’s OK you lost and didn’t do anything at all for your team in that game today, at least you had fun.” Fuck that shit. Should be like “Hey you looked a little weak out there maybe you should spend some hours in the gym or out on the field practicing so maybe you’re not such an embarrassment to call my child.” Little harsh but you get the idea. If you want to be good at things you need to work for them.

People these days are saying how our youth have no work ethic. I completely agree. They have never been pushed to the point of comfortableness. Or yelled at by a coach or employer to move their ass. Political correctness needs to be put aside in these instances. Sometimes you need to light a fire under someones ass to get them moving. They have been justified their whole lives that whatever they do is somehow just fine and that they should never change who they “truly are”. There are very few people in this world that are born with the natural gift of being good at everything they do, it happens but I highly doubt you or your lazy kid is one of them.

If you want to be good at something you need to earn it. Plain and simple. You want to be the best soccer player, then obviously you spend every waking hour playing soccer, becoming the best you can be. If you want to be the best your job, then work hard and try to continue learning everyday. If you want to get straight A’s in school, study your ass off. Don’t just give up and think it’s fine.

We need to bring back healthy competition in this soft world we live in. Competition breeds ambition. If we have a bunch of people always saying it’s just OK all the time, then those are the same shitty people who we are going to be dealing with for a long time. Get off your ass and go work for something if you want it. Practice makes close to perfect.

If you need me, I’ll be at crossfit,

Mario

 

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