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Three Levels of a Champion in the Physical Sciences

by Ron Kurtus (revised 29 September 2012)

You can feel like a champion in Physical Science if you are able to complete your assignments, get good grades, and even help your friends with homework.

There are three levels of being a champion. Each one is a little more difficult to attain. The levels are: (1) achievement, (2) recognition and (3) compassion.

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Achievement level

When you achieve a difficult task and you celebrate the occasion, you feel like a champion.

Suppose you had a difficult homework problem to solve in Physical Science. When you finally solved the problem, you say, "Yes! I solved it!" You are elated at your achievement.

You could be doing an experiment that just didn't seem to work out right. But then finally, you get the results you expected. You are happy and celebrate the occasion. You feel like a champion.

Or you have way too much homework to do, but you finally finish it. You are glad to get the task completed.

In all of these cases, you should acknowledge and celebrate your achievement, so you feel like a champion.

Recognition level

When you get verification of your skills and talent, such as by winning a competition, gaining an award or getting praise for your work, you feel like a champion.

Doing well on a test and getting a good grade is acknowledgment of your skills. But note that it takes doing your best to be a champion. If you take an exam that is difficult for you, and you do better than expected, you are still a champion.

Winning a science fair makes you the champion. But also, just being able to have an experiment in the fair gives you enough recognition that you can feel like a champion.

Having the teacher give you praise for some work you did in class will make you feel like a champion at the recognition level.

Getting recognition as a champion is going a step beyond feeling like a champion from your achievement. But sometimes you deserve the recognition but don't get it. Still, you can know that you are a champion.

Compassion level

Being a champion to someone else means that you show compassion and help someone in need. It goes beyond having some great achievement or winning a championship. It is being sort of a quiet type of champion, where you are truly making a difference in someone else's life.

Helping a fellow classmate or even a younger brother or sister to understand the concepts of Physical Science means you are being a champion to them.

Not only are you a champion, but teaching others will increase your own skills and solidify scientific concepts in your mind.

Summary

Achieving a difficult task and celebrating your achievement makes you feel like a champion. Getting recognition as a champion is going a step beyond your achievement. Showing compassion and helping others is the third level in being a champion, because then you are really making a difference.


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