Competition

“[Success] is not about beating the other guy.  It’s not about having more than the others.  It’s about being what you are, and being as good as possible at it, without succumbing to all the things that draw you away from it.  It’s about going where you set out to go.  About accomplishing the most that you’re capable of in what you choose.  That’s it.  No more and no less.” ~ Ryan Holiday, Ego is the Enemy

“If you want to play the game and win, you’ve got to play ‘full out.’ You’ve got to be willing to feel stupid, and you’ve got to be willing to try things that might not work – and if they don’t work, be willing to change your approach. Otherwise, how could you innovate, how could you grow, how could you discovery who you really are?” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within

The Next Time You’re Feeling Tired and Lazy, Remember This.

Be Hard To Beat

“Every time you stay out late; every time you sleep in; every time you miss a workout; every time you don’t give 100% – You make it that much easier for me to beat you.” ~ Unknown

Whenever I find myself wanting to sleep in, skip a workout, or turn down the intensity, I try and think of this quote – because it almost always pushes me forward and through.

When you’re in competition mode, you have to go above and beyond what your competition is doing – it’s the logic of winning.

And as far as I know – when I’m sitting there feeling lazy, tired, unmotivated and wanting to check my Facebook – my competition has already finished their workout, plus some.

…Plus some?

That’s right.

They went above and beyond and ate healthy too; or had a bonus session on top of their regular workout; or read a book on taking the competitive edge!

My competitors are dedicated, focused, and willing to work hard – even when they don’t feel like it. Continue reading

Could a ‘Near Win’ be Better Than The Win?

The Near Win

Think about a time when you won – by a lot.

Think about what was going through your mind…

  • “Who’s ready to celebrate?!”
  • What are we having for dinner?
  • “All of my hard work has finally paid off.”

Think also about a time when you lost – by a lot.

Think about what was going through your mind after that…

  • “This isn’t for me.”
  • “I’m ready for bed… It has been a long day.”
  • “I don’t even want to think about competition anymore.”

Now, think about a time when you almost won – but didn’t.

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