Motivational Poster of the Week: Sportsmanship

Ben Lippert

What would you do to beat your competition? Play fair and be a good sport this week.

Juice Editor

Right in the face!

It’s true, not everyone is a good sport. It’s natural for people to be competitive; of course some people take competition much more seriously than others.

For some reason I’m reminded of the movie, Cool Runnings when I think of sportsmanship. If you aren’t familiar with the movie, it’s about a bobsled team from Jamaica that decides to compete in the Olympics as the first ever Jamaican bobsled team.

Their coach, a washed up bobsled athlete, was caught cheating in a previous Olympics event. He put weights in the front of his team’s sled for added momentum and a resulting faster time.

Don’t be that guy.

Winning is one of the most satisfying feelings there is. For some people winning is even more important than ethics.

This week, consider what it means to truly succeed at something. Do you measure success simply by the place you finish, or do you assess the amount of effort put forth?

It’s great to get an “A” on a test or to finish first in a video contest, but at what cost are you willing to succeed?

Just because your conscious is at ease, doesn’t mean that it’s right. I can promise you this: an honest victory is far more satisfying in the long run than a tainted win that you didn’t really work that hard for.