20 Brilliant Quotes on Competition
Competition is a universal language applied in a myriad of ways.
We compete for prizes … for promotions … for parking spaces. We compete to see who’s fastest … who’s strongest … who can eat the most hot dogs in 10 minutes.
While the range and significance of each competition is diverse, one constant remains: competition is everywhere. Still, many of us are ambivalent about competition.
We may praise the competitiveness of some (say, certain popular athletes), disparage the competitiveness of others (say, certain obnoxious colleagues) and deny that we ourselves are competitive at all (in order to suggest what nice people we are).
But the truth is…we all compete to some extent.
For centuries, philosophers have debated whether competition brings out our best or our worst. The answer is of course, both.
However…in the spirit of looking at the glass being half full rather than half empty…I present you with this brilliant collection of competitive quotes.
“Competition exists to tests your limits, to push you beyond the breaking point, to separate you from the crowded field of mediocrity. Your reward is finding out how far you can go and learning what you’re really made of.” — Gary Ryan Blair
“To achieve great things, three things are needed: an inspiring goal, relentless execution, and a committed competitor.” — Gary Ryan Blair
“To be the best, you have to beat the best.” — Gary Ryan Blair
“When will your finest hour come, and how will it arrive…Do you really think it will materialize without a competitive challenge, without your perseverance being tested, without you being pushed to your limits, tormented, and put through your own personal hell? — Gary Ryan Blair
“The turning point in your life is when you realize that life is a game and winning is a habit…a habit that you should start getting used to.” — Gary Ryan Blair
“To unleash your greatness…you must seek out and rise to the great competitive challenges that are thrust upon you…or even better, the ones you thrust upon yourself.” — Gary Ryan Blair
“While beating inferior competition may give you a temporary feeling of superiority, it’s a losing strategy…as you handicap your growth and relegate yourself to a life of mediocrity.” — Gary Ryan Blair
“The purest form of competition is to push, challenge and demand more from yourself.” — Gary Ryan Blair
“Being underestimated is one of the biggest competitive advantages you can have.” — Gary Ryan Blair
“There is no purer form of success, no more exact and demanding test of what you are capable of, than to compete at the highest level and emerge victorious.” — Gary Ryan Blair
“The toughest competitor takes great pride in what they do…they will not go down easily…so expect a fight…and bring everything you’ve got and then some.” — Gary Ryan Blair
“Psychologically, the competitors role is to challenge you, to test your limits, to determine how badly you want it, to push you further than you’ve gone before…and ultimately to get you to raise your game to the highest level or perish.” — Gary Ryan Blair
“It’s by rising to meet the mental demands and physical rigors that only the toughest competitor can offer… that you provide yourself with undeniable proof that you have what it takes to be one of the great ones.” — Gary Ryan Blair
“Any negative assumption you may have about competition stands at odds with the most fundamental premise of success…to be the best, you must compete against and beat the best.” — Gary Ryan Blair
“Good is only half a block from the average. Excellence lives on the other side of the city from good. Greatness is located in a zip code all by itself!” — Gary Ryan Blair
“Competition is a form of finishing school. Once you’re able to rise up to meet the demands of tough competition, you’ll be finished with self-limiting beliefs, finished with settling for less, finished with excuses…and finished playing a small game.” — Gary Ryan Blair
“While we all have different goals and aspirations, we all love and benefit from competition — something or someone that inspires us to reach the peak of our potential, jailbreaks us from our comfort zone, and transforms us into a better, far more capable version of ourselves.” — Gary Ryan Blair
“Greatness is a destination for anyone who appreciates, respects and competes against tough competition.” — Gary Ryan Blair
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Gary Ryan Blair is creator of the 100 Day Challenge…a radical approach to goal achievement that shows people how to achieve 10X size goals by applying the methods and best practices of growth hacking. Get all the details here.