I’m not against competition – as an avid sports fan (football and baseball, in particular) I rather enjoy it, in its proper context. Heck, I’m probably one of the most competitive people who I know. Invite me to a baby shower at your own risk – I’m looking to own everyone in every baby shower game played.
While competition logically exists in certain circumstances, what I don’t understand (and honestly, downright hate) is the idea that, in life, in order for one person to win, everybody else has to lose. It’s simply not true. In life, there’s room for all of us to win. I especially hate to see women engaged in this sort of behavior – winner take all, Game of Thrones death match nonsense. Outside of a real competition, it doesn’t take anything away from me to help someone else. Why? Because what’s meant for me is mine and no one can change that. Also, we’re all so unique as people that, we can all be completing the same task and 9 times out of 10 we’ll all do it differently.
I can be honest – sometimes when I’m working my butt off and I don’t seem to be making any progress, but I look around and it seems like everyone and their grandmother is winning except me, it gets a little hard to stay positive and focused. But what I have to remind myself is that my win is coming; just because Suzy and Jane are winning doesn’t mean that my win won’t come. The only way it won’t is if I give up and quit. So while I’m waiting for my win to come, it doesn’t take anything away from me to cheer on Suzy and Jane. My only competition is me. And if I keep going, my win will come. And if you do the same, so will yours. Why? Because in life, there’s enough room for all of us to win.
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