How Medals & Trophies Impact Our Lives
Rewards, such as medals and trophies, serve a wide variety of purposes and are used in many different
fields. This article takes an in-depth look at how such recognition rewards influence people in different
Everybody wants to be recognized for their efforts. Regardless of what they do, in studies, work or
athletics everyone wants to be known for being good at what they do. This is why you will find that in
many areas of life, there are recognition awards to strive for. Many famous events, such as the Olympics
in sports and the Nobel Prize in various fields of science, award the best and brightest in their respective
fields with awards for the effort that they have put into their field.
So as you can see, medals are not just restricted to sports. Just think about where you are working right
now. Undoubtedly there will be some kind of employee recognition system in place to reward the
employees who put their all into their work, such as the employee of the month award, which can be
awarded in the form of many different kinds of awards, most commonly seen as a plaque.
A medal, or indeed, an award itself, is much more than just a simple reminder to the person who has
won it that they have achieved something. It can also motivate them to continue their hard work and
dedication, and ensure that their field is all the richer for it. Once someone wins a medal or a trophy,
they feel the need to add more to their collection, and you dont need to look too far to see that this is a
rather common occurrence. Think about Marie Curie, who has won two Nobel Prizes in two entirely
different areas of study! Michael Phelps who has won 18 Olympic gold medals, and an unbelievable total
of 22 medals in swimming!
In order to build such a champion spirit in children it is necessary to put the children into sports or
letting them enter into competitions as regularly as possible. It will not only help to expose them to their
competitors it will also push them to want to be the best among them. These days many parents want
to shield their children from the potential pitfalls which can arise when the children lose; however, they
lose out even more if they are not entered into competitions as they will not be able to get a feel for
their field, and they will also not be able to tell them what their potential skill level is. It is very easy to
believe that one is the best in their respective sport, but once they have actually competed against
someone they will be able to gauge much more accurately where they stand.
There are a number of competitive sports events which are specifically designed for children, such as
Ironkids, where children can compete in athletic courses and events to test their strength, advance
themselves, and participate in a competitive event. Events like Ironkids get kids active and are great for
building their morale.
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