Hard Work Pays Off (Or At the Very Least, It Feels Good)
Learning what hard work feels like, and how to persevere are incredibly important lessons. The ability to move on from sore losses, show sportsmanship in moments you wish you didn't have to, and learning to self reflect are all skills that take practice. It's also valuable to learn that sometimes there is no bitterness in a loss that comes after you know you've done your best. Success at the end of the day will always feel sweetest when you've had to work for it, and is celebrated in the company of great friends — your team!