- try your very best,
- come away from the task confident that you have given your very best,
- win or lose know that after after you've done your very best, that is all that you could have done.
The student who won stood on her feet cutting and styling for almost six whole hours to win her third place metal. That took real dedication and endurance.
I can hear the sewing machine calling my name, shhhhhh, can you hear it???????