“No Pressure, No Diamonds.” – Thomas Carlyle
Larry Bird had Magic Johnson.
Bill Gates had Steve Jobs.
Batman had The Joker.
Nothing worth having comes easy.
Eventually, someone (or something) will stand in your way.
They will want the exact same thing you do.
They will TEST YOU to your limits.
They will do everything possible to stop you.
“They” are the COMPETITION.
- That swimmer who just beat your personal best.
- That new drug that has your customer’s attention.
- That Jiu Jitsu opponent who submitted you in the finals.
Anything that stands between you and your goal is your COMPETITION.
Here a tip –
Never speak bad of your competition.
BE HAPPY they showed up.
COMPETITION will make you better.
They will force you to ELEVATE your game to higher levels.
Magic Johnson said in an interview, “My job was to kick Larry’s butt, and his job was to kick mine. I didn’t want Larry to like me. But we both respected each other.”
Think of your COMPETITION as a TEST.
It’s the test you have to pass to prove how bad you really want it.
Barbara Corcoran said, “The biggest challenge is not the competition, it’s what goes on inside your head.”
Winning begins in your MIND.
REMARKABLE people rise up.
AVERAGE people crumble.
Which one are you?
How do you beat the COMPETITION?
By NOT focusing on them.
Your path to reaching your goal will be decided by how good you want to be.
The goal is not to beat the competition.
It’s to be the best you can possibly can be.
Jeffrey Gitomer wrote, “Competition does not mean war. It means learn, it means prepare, and it means be your best.”
The COMPETITION does not decide your fate.