Life is not a competition against others. Unfortunately, too many people don’t realize that and spend all their time comparing their situation to everybody else’s. Life’s only competition is internal. A little while ago I wrote that success is a race, but it’s a marathon not a sprint. Today I want to discuss why
Life Is Not A Competition With Others
Life is not a competition against other people. The only real competition is with ourselves. We have to overcome and defeat our own internal doubts, insecurities, and deficiencies. The battle is totally internal. Unfortunately, too many people don’t realize this.
There are entirely too many people in this world who are comparing their progress to everybody else. It’s like they’re trying to beat everyone else to the finish line. But, everybody’s journey is different, and the problem arises when they start to fall a little behind those around them. Their competition with everyone else only serves to add another obstacle to their path, and it can cause them to lose focus on the ultimate outcome. C Smith Sumner said it best:
Life is not a competition with others. In its truest sense it is rivalry with ourselves. We should each day set to break the record of our yesterday. We should seek each day to live stronger better truer lives; each day to master some weakness yesterday
Once we learn the only important battle is within, huge strides can be made along the path towards success. We must overcome our personal enemy within. Once we do, we can dedicate our efforts to improving ourselves by learning new skills and expanding our horizons. We can focus on our personal development and growth, and develop into the leader we need to be to be successful. It’s internal and it’s up to us individually.
Don’t compare yourself or compete with others. Everyone has their own individual journey they must take. Some will be shorter than others and some will be easier than others, but the important things is to take the journey and get there. The end reward is well worth whatever journey you must endure. See you in the winner’s circle. Until next time…
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