Don’t compete with others. Make them compete with you.

It’s an interesting statement and to be honest, I’m not really sure where it came from. I found it while digging through my reading notes from the last couple of months. I often capture quotes and extracts from various books and articles that I am reading.

This undoubtedly relates in many ways to social media and the role that it plays in today’s world. If you have a skim through Instagram or Facebook there is competition, whether you area aware of it or not. Its a war on self confidence and a battle to steal your individuality — or at least the identity of those that are content with the state of things.

For those whom are not content, the message here is to make others compete with you. Refuse to play the like game and remember that just as likes don’t pay the bills, they don’t define you and they offer no credibility in the real world. The measurement of an individuals achievements is the sum of their action or inaction. This equation doesn’t take into account the hours spent crafting perfect pictures of fictional struggles. It values hard work and dirty hands, adrenaline, anxiety and that feeling when you have no idea what you are doing but you’re executing anyway.

“Don’t compete with others. Make them compete with you.“

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