In a society obsessed with winning, we sometimes hand out trophies simply for participating. Olympic Figure Skater Scott Hamilton says participation trophies set a bad precedent and lead to mediocrity.
In his third book Finish First: Winning Changes Everything, the 1984 Olympic gold medalist talks about identifying, pursuing, and achieving your finish first moment.
In this interview, he talks about why he kept his gold medal in a brown paper bag in his underwear drawer for almost a decade. Hamilton recently spoke in Bowling Green as a guest of the Warren County Public Library’s Local Inspiration series.