“When you compete against everyone else, no one wants to help you. But when you compete against yourself, everyone wants to help you.”
– Simon Sinek, Author of Start with Why
Everyday is a competition, however, most people view their competitors as someone else. In business, people view the competition as another company; while in sports, many athletes view the competition as an opponent, or even another teammate in which they are “competing” against for playing time. None of these are a “true” competitor; the true competitor is you. The focus on a daily basis must be what can be done to improve 1% over where you were yesterday.
The beautiful part of competing against yourself is that when you compete against yourself, others are willing to help you. If a coach knows that you are focused on getting better on a daily basis, they are more willing to do what they can to push you and assist you in getting 1% better on a daily basis.
Question of the Day:
What are you going to do to COMPETE against you?