Competition can be extremely beneficial. You can use it to propel your best self forward in achieving your goals.
Competition can make us work harder, dig deeper, learn more, and practice longer.
And, any strength can be overused and become a weakness. The downside to competition is when you start comparing yourself to others, when you view it as a win/lose situation, when you become willing to do anything to win.
Real competition, healthy competition is about being your best self.
We are given natural talents, natural gifts. What you do to build on
and improve those gifts is up to you.
Healthy competition, at its best, is when you are in competition with yourself.
When you ask yourself:
– Have I given 110%?
– Am I doing everything I can to be effective?
– Am I doing everything I can to be a benefit?
All competition has to have metrics, ways to track and score your results.
Constantly seek to become better today than you were yesterday.
Your biggest competition is yourself.
Be in competition with your last, best effort.