“We’ve created an aspiration gap.”

“We’ve created an aspiration gap – a disconnect between the capabilities of our talent and their drive for excellence – and we are now at a juncture where we seem more concerned with congratulating everyone for participating than we are with providing highly talented people with the resources they need to compete on the national and global stages.”

via We need to stop coddling our kids if we want Canada to become a nation of entrepreneurs (The Globe and Mail)

I don’t agree with all of this, but I do agree that there should be a difference between rewarding participation and rewarding excellence.

Finding fulfillment from showing up and taking part is a positive habit loop. But there’s also a benefit to having a higher level of performance to strive towards.

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