Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Winning victory against yourself

No one likes to lose. The thrill of victory after competition is hard to match. But the wins that leave the most significant, long-term impressions are the ones where you win against yourself. Beating a friend in a game of hoops is much less meaningful than setting a personal best time while running. We live in a highly competitive world, and everything around us screams that we've got to be number one in order to feel successful. Truly though, the best measuring sticks are your past and your potential--not against someone else's standards. Raise the bar for yourself!
Source: http://www.SparkPeople.com

I have always thought that competing against yourself is the best way to succeed in the long run. Comparing ourselves to others is unproductive and self-destructive.

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