Lessons from a Recovering Doormat

Lessons from a Recovering Doormat


Bring Good Sportsmanship into Your Life

Athletes are competitive. That’s what most thrive on. They play because they want to win. Most of us want to win the game of life. Many people turn into cutthroats to give themselves an advantage when they’re anxious to reach their goals. And they may even win in that moment. But when it’s at someone else’s cost, or you didn’t play fair, it will come back to bite you. And, often exhibiting good sportsmanship can be more rewarding than the win.

Recently, Meghan Vogel a junior West Liberty-Salem High School in Ohio, competed in the state championship for the 300 meters track meet. She’d just been the surprise winner in the 1,600 meters race in the finals. As she got closer to the finish line, another runner collapsed in front of her. Meghan could have easily run past her for a chance to win the race. Instead, she helped the girl up and assisted her across the finish line. You can imagine how the crowd cheered the on.

When they got to the finish line, Meghan put her in front to cross first because she’d been ahead of her. She obviously lost the race but said after, “Helping her across the finish line was a lot more satisfying than winning the state championship.” Putting others in front of you can be very satisfying. Meghan showed the ultimate of good sportsmanship. We can do that in life too. Help colleagues at work. Don’t treat others as competition and not support them. Giving a helping hand can be more satisfying than winning at something. Or it can make you a winner.  You can see the last seconds of the race below.


Please leave comments under my posts so we can stay connected.



Previous Posts

Shutting Yakkers Up Nicely
Have you ever just wanted to be left alone but someone intruded on your space? When I was a DoorMat and someone talked my ear off when I wanted silence I’d just smile and let them go on and on. I’d get mad inside and feel frustrated at my inability to say what I was feeling—SHUT UP! I’d g

posted 12:01:09pm Apr. 18, 2014 | read full post »

A Wake Up Call
Can you easily recognize when it’s time to make changes in your life?  I’m thrilled to have Dr. Dain Heer as my guest today to give you suggestions for waking your consciousness. He travels all over the world facilitating advanced classes, workshops and seminars on Access Consciousness® and a

posted 12:01:58pm Apr. 17, 2014 | read full post »

Law of Attraction in Action: Assuming the Worst
This is post 280 in my series on the Law of Attraction in Action. You CAN use your power to manifest your desires.. I do it every day! Read all the posts in my Law of Attraction in Action Series to see how. When you’re going through a problem it’s easy to get worked up in a negative direction

posted 12:01:25pm Apr. 15, 2014 | read full post »

Can’t vs. Don’t Want To
We often use words incorrectly. You may say one thing and mean another, without even realizing it. Often it’s done unconsciously. But it’s important to be aware of excuses you make for not

posted 12:01:08pm Apr. 14, 2014 | read full post »

Are You a Needy People Magnet?
Do you find yourself surrounded by people who need you for something? Do you tend to end up with romantic partners who need fixing? It’s common, especially for DoorMats who have people pleasing as part of their M.O.  I did when I was a DoorMat. These needy folks would bring me down with their dem

posted 12:01:49pm Apr. 11, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.