Competitions

Our success pillars for competitive teams

“The important thing in [the Olympic Games] is not to win, but to take part; the important thing in life is not triumph, but the struggle; the essential thing is not to have conquered, but to have fought well. To spread these principles is to build up a strong and more valiant and, above all, more scrupulous and more generous humanity.” – Pierre de Frédy, Baron de Coubertin, founder of the International Olympic Committee and father of the modern Olympic Games.

L3 Academy believes competitions are healthy, but winning is not the main point (though it is rather nice). Competition challenges individuals to strive to be their best by meeting challenges head on. We believe success is achieved over time with the most important lessons being:

  • Personal best. It’s the only thing you can control.
  • Challenge yourself and your team. In order to be better, teams strive to continually challenge themselves.
  • The ability to move past failure. Scientists fail nearly 100% of the time and is looking for that one-in-a-hundred-billion chance to succeed. If scientists gave up, we wouldn’t have most of the medicines for healthcare that we do today.
  • Did you learn something? If the answer is no, then we’ve failed. We believe that learning is a healthy part of life and it can be found virtually anywhere.

L3 Academy Competitions currently includes: