Competition is a good thing. A great thing. It brings out
the best in a person. It shows a person where his true
Yet, after a competition, there is an enormous danger.
The person who loses may consider himself a failure.
It is one thing to say to yourself, ‘I didn’t do well today,
but I’ll do better next time. I wasn’t myself today, but
I’ll improve on this. I didn’t win today, but I’m still a
I realize it’s hard to do sometimes, especially if you
really wanted to win – but it must be done for you to
move to the next level.
The best athletes, salespeople, entrepreneurs and so on,
don’t compete with others as much as they compete
with themselves. Afterall, once you’re better than all
your competitors, how can you continue to improve
if your focus is simply about ‘beating the others.’
When I was in college my father told me to ‘make
yourself your greatest opponent.’ He was right.
In order to do this you must go back in time and
picture your best moments, your greatest successes.
You must relive the feelings of confidence you once
Doing so is the same as a good friend reminding you of
your value; that you’re someone special. Only difference
is that NOW you are being a friend to yourself. You’re
going within and finding the BIG SELF who inherently
knows that you came into this world to succeed.
I once knew a businessman who was very successful for
more than ten years. Then the demand for his product
died off and he had to close up shop. He thought of
himself as a failure; that he was a loser.
I talked to the man and said, ‘My goodness, you had
10 years of success. I wouldn’t call that a failure. Close
this shop and move on. Figure out a way to tap into
another current trend and you’ll be off to the races
He listened. And he succeeded once again.
There are great athletes who go undefeated until the
‘BIG SHOW.’ Then, if they lose the big show, they
feel like total failures. But they’re not. They simply
lost one game.
So long as these athletes gave it everything they had
in that game, they can hold their heads high. And if
they didn’t give it everything they had, they can declare
that ‘next time will be different.’
Do as Dr. Maltz always says. Instead of trying to keep up
with the Joneses and feeling badly when you’re not at their
level – ‘keep up with yourself.’
Make yourself your greatest competition.
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