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Medal mania

Medal mania

‘Whenever we believe our self-worth is based on results we cannot live in freedom, because we cannot fail with acceptance.  We fear the voice that is ready to say: ‘You are the weakest link – goodbye.’ That is how we can become trapped on a treadmill of performance-based living, and it is not just athletes who are at risk.  Many workers believe their self-worth depends on their achievements and as a result have their identity stolen by their job.  This is the performance culture in which we swim – a cycle of grief as we strive for results, but mourn the loss of our sense of inner peace.’

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