Jon, this is another great piece of yours. Unfortunately, I’m one of those people who is trying to refocus on what truly matters in my life. For a period of about 9 months, I went all out on my vision and didn’t look to my left, my right, behind me, but only forward with a tunnel-vision focus. I gave it all I had, came out with a book (currently working on revising and expanding with a second edition, and even planning my next book), a podcast (mini-series that I want to continue), and a thriving FB community of over 10,000 people, as well as weekly hangouts/webinars, and the works.
Now, looking back to the point where I kind of quit on it all, I kept thinking to myself, what is the purpose of all this? Who am I competing against? Why won’t anyone else set this high a standard? Why am I the only one innovating and creating content at this level in my space? Why won’t anyone else challenge me? I lost focus on what truly mattered and stopped for no good reason.
I am seen as a leader in my space and I want to get that ball rolling. Thank you for reminding me that the only person I need to compete with is me.