I will admit it, I have become hooked on reality TV. I resisted for the longest time but slowly, each new show seems to suck me in. I did not watch the first Dancing With The Stars but got hooked on the second season. And I wanted Drew Lachey to win - happy that he did. But after spending several weeks watching Jerry Rice compete and go all the way to the finals, I realized that there were several good lessons there to learn:
1) Step out of your comfort zone. You just might astonish yourself (and others) with what you can do when you try something new.
2) Never give up. Even if someone tells you that you are not as good as others, keep working hard. You will not only improve, but you just might inspire others.
3) Its not always the one with the most talent that goes the farthest. Hard work, determination and sheer will can take you farther than even the most talented of your competitors.
4) And finally, play to win but do so with class. One of the greatest quotes (and I know I'll botch it up a bit but here goes) that I think Drew said about Jerry is that you could tell he wanted to win but he didn't want to crush you to do it. Winning is the objective but not at the expense of others. Do it with class.