Exclusive Webisode: The Difference Between Winning and Doing Your Best

Season 6 Episode 602
Aired on 11/23/2014 | CC tv-14
Timothy Shriver, the chairman of the Special Olympics, says that, as a member of the powerful Kennedy family, there was always pressure to succeed. When he became a father, Timothy and his wife, Linda, had their kids play unified sports, where teams are made up of people with and without intellectual disabilities.

It was at a sports function that a teammate's mother changed the way Timothy looked at excellence forever. "She said, 'You know, I learned from my daughter that excellence means doing your best. And anyone who doesn't understand that doesn't know the meaning of excellence,'" Timothy recalls. "I thought to myself—I grew up thinking excellence meant beating other people. I didn't think excellence meant doing my best. I thought excellence meant winning." Watch as Timothy opens up about how his approach to parenting has shifted since that revelation.

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