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Better to Compete with Yourself. Not the pressure of others.


Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.

Competition can be good because it encourages you to push your limits and achieve more. However, if the focus of your competition is simply trying to be better than others in life, competition can eventually have a negative impact on your life. You are unique and there is no need to try to outdo others in all areas of life.

Instead, compete with yourself. Let your daily goal to do a well or better than you did yesterday. Competing with others and fulfilling some arbitrary goal is no way to live. Instead, be you you are, and improve upon that. Let other’s encourage you rather than pressure you. And don’t pressure yourself. Work with your talents and passions and build on that. When you constantly strive to improve yourself you will achieve great things and reach your goals. Competing with others will just waste your time and resources and ultimately not bring you any worthwhile rewards. Listen to a leadership speaker to learn about healthy competition.

That being said, it’s good to work towards your goals with others. It’s much easier to stay motivated when you’re dieting or exercising with others. Don’t compete with them. Just work toward’s your goals with others and be encouraged to keep going.

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