30 Things A Banner Can’t Determine

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by Rachel Cutrer

Everyone wants to win – that’s a given. But, in most competitive livestock events – there are hundreds of participants, and only one winner. Having a lot of blue ribbons or purple banners on your wall is a tremendous accomplishment. This post is not meant to diminish that at all. But, for every person in the spotlight winning a banner, there are hundreds of other competitors who have also put in the time, the effort, and the dedication to their project who didn’t win a banner that day.

So, for any time that you’ve been disappointed at a show, or a competitive event, remember, here are 30 things that a banner can’t determine:

  • Creativity
  • Kindness
  • Compassion
  • Courage
  • Determination
  • Intelligence
  • Preparation
  • Passion
  • Character
  • Love of Animals
  • Resilience
  • Self Esteem
  • Personality
  • Grit
  • Faith
  • Fortitude
  • Diligence
  • Empathy
  • Common Sense
  • Work Ethic
  • Intuition
  • Strength
  • Motivation
  • Family Support
  • Morals
  • Wit
  • Manners
  • Effort
  • A Sense of Humor
  • Business Skills
  • And much more!

So next time that blue ribbon or purple banner is slightly out of your reach, remember, there are some things that are worth more.