Living out the principles of competitive drive aren’t easy. It is strongly reinforced that we are in a win or lose world. It will take effort and training to rise above that mindset to really embrace the true competition: Your personal growth and development. Just like any other skill, you can train yourself to shift your motivation and competitive drive. Start your training today. Look for areas that you are clearly competing and comparing yourself to others and reframe that situation that highlights the competition for your own growth and how you can shift from competing against your opponent to collaborating with them to get the growth and development you need to get to the next level.
Collaboration: Competing against yourself means shifting your mind from competing against others to collaborating with others to unlock your full potential. You are not trying to beat your opponent, you are working with the challenges and obstacles they provide to help you learn and grow. You aren’t competing against an obstacle or challenge, you are working with that challenge to build the skills you need to keep moving forward. When we shift our focus from winning or losing to growing, we unlock a whole new level of motivation.