Someone is doing much better than you somewhere in the world. That’s 100% sure and I’m betting my pension on that.
He probably has more fan following, he gets more reads, he is earning more bucks, he gets better opportunity and is just more awesome than you in ever aspect. What can you do about it?
OPTION ONE: SIT ON YOUR COUCH, OR CRY AT A CORNER, HUG YOUR FAVORITE PILLOW, BITCH ABOUT HIM, INDULGE YOURSELF IN AGONY WHILE MENTALLY STABBING HIM WITH A FORK.
OPTION TWO: GET UP. PRACTICE. GET MOTIVATED. PRACTICE. GET INSPIRED TO PUSH HARDER. PRACTICE. AND TAKE EVERYTHING AS A LESSON TO STRIVE MORE?
AND DO OPTION ONE,TOO ALONG THE WAY.
Competitors are a necessary evil. You may hate them, you may despise them to the core, you may want to knock their teeth out of their jaws. But, you need them.
There is no force in the universe, stronger than the force of competition that can drive someone either down or up. But no matter if competition is good or bad for someone, It’s entirely your choice whether you take it positively or not.
COMPETITION GETS YOU DRIVE
If you’re the only one in a field of interest among your friends, it will be difficult to improve, mainly because you won’t have anyone to compare success or failure with. You’ll struggle on where you lack and what to do and you won’t get any drive to be better than someone else.
COMPETITION PROMOTES IMPROVEMENT
Once you’re part of a crowded market, you won’t succeed by doing what everyone else does. They’re at the top of the industry because they strived for it and they succeeded. With competition, it will put out the best part of you, distinguishing yourself from others instead of clashing unto a fight unarmed.
COMPETITION SHAKES OFF COMPLACENCY
There’s no such thing as “couldn’t be any better.” Once you lean on the idea that something is already good enough, then it won’t get any better than that. Competition will boost your productivity into reaching someone better, or keeping someone off your back. This is important in any competition because it keeps you going.
COMPETITION GIVES YOU DIRECTION
Competitors act as a yardstick to measure your progress, your success, your improvements and your goals. When you know what your competitors are doing, then you know what to do with your own goals as well. Do you go for what is lacking from your competitors? Should you challenge them head-on? Do you push for advertising somewhere they don’t? It’s a clear sign on what you could do next to be good, or better than them.
COMPETITION CATERS GREAT OPPORTUNITIES
You get to learn from the ups and downs from other successful people and strive to equal or surpass their success. Competition gets you a range of resources you can browse in, learn, and see great opportunities such as meeting new clients or new partners.
There are a lot of reasons why competition is important, but the bottom line is, competition can get you motivated. Rivalry is a part of everyday life and people are better than just accepting defeat. You need to take competition and use it to your advantage because that’s how people grow.