There’s something inherently wrong about competition.

Competition can distract you from creating your own methods, standards, and solutions.  

If you’re too busy beating others you may forget that beating yourself is more important.  

When you’re distracted by the competition you’re also limited by them.

You see their methods as an implied standard rather than starting with a clean slate.  

It’s not that you shouldn’t compete.  

Compete to win, not against others but for yourself.


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