Although there are times when taking pride in something you have accomplished or worked hard towards is a good thing. My husband and I like the idea of exposing our boys to a number of different interest. But in that exposure we believe it's important to let them fail, not win and sometimes not be the best. We encourage them when they try their best and will be their biggest fans when they are the best. Most importantly though is teaching them that when they do excell that we give God the glory for the gifts and abilities He has given us.