Competition can be tricky, especially when it comes to comparing ourselves to those before or after us. This can be so in jobs, with relationships, within families, in leadership positions or other areas of life. I was having a conversation with a co-worker about this very fact and the additional fact that there shouldn’t be competition. It’s as simple as that.
We are who we are, where we are and when we are who we are for where we are because of a plan bigger than those before us or after us. Each persons serves his or her purpose for a particular season of time. There is no need to feel inadequate, feel superior, frequently reference those before or after us, try to outdo and spin our wheels trying to win a race we shouldn’t even be running. Again, it’s as simple as that. To spend time comparing and competing with the person who held the spot before us, or the persons who will hold the spot after us is not only counterproductive, but it’s self-destructive.
The only competition we should regularly engage in is in a healthy goal to always do better than the great and wonderful things we’ve already done. So when it comes to competition….ain’t no competition. It’s as simple as that.