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A Different Measure of Success

Success is not about trophies and medals, but about the difference you make and how people remember you

Arsene Wenger, the Arsenal coach, was asked in an interview by Martin Keown about where he keeps the medals he won throughout his coaching career. Wenger insisted he will judge his own career on a different criteria to many of his critics.

"Martin, I don't even know where they are. That tells you that I don't look back. Maybe one day I will regret this, but I would like to look back on my career and think more about the human side of it rather than the medals. You would like to think when I meet the former players I remember more what kind of people they were than what I won with them."

If my wife read this (which she will now), she will point the finger straight at me. She thinks I'm (slightly) crazy constantly encouraging my kids to bring me back medals, whether academic, sports or other extracurricular activities.

I'll tell them since your father cannot…