I remember cycling a friend’s bicycle one lovely evening in their estate and noticed a lady ahead of me, cycling also. She was obviously cycling a little slower than me and so, I decided to try to catch her (don’t ask for the reason!). Meanwhile, I had about a km to go on the road before turning off to my friend’s house where I took off.
So I started cycling faster to close up on her. After like 2 minutes I was right behind her. With a flashing though of proving to her that I’m a very good & fast cycler, I picked up my pace, pushed myself, & cycled past her speedily. (as if I was cycling the last leg of an Olympic race).
On the inside I felt so good knowing that I beat her & she of course would have noticed me cycling strength as a man. So, I stopped & looked back only to shockingly realize that she had turned off to her street & I had been so focused on competing against her plus impressing her that I had missed my turning junction by about 1km and had to turn around and go all back while heavily panting.
Isn’t that what happens in life spend our limited time & energy competing with others- friends, co-workers, neighbours, or family trying to outdo/impress them or prove that we are more successful till we miss out on our destiny path?
The big problem with unhealthy competition is that it’s a never ending ‘cycle’. There will always be somebody ahead of you: someone with better job, sexier body, nicer car, more money, more education, a more handsome husband/a beautiful wife, better behaved children, etc.
This new week, focus on taking what life has given you & not what you were not given but see in others. Every life’s challenge becomes less stressful & better solvable when we focus on what we have & how to maximize it for solving our life’s challenge, rather than what we don’t have. There’s no competition in DESTINY!
It’s your best week ever. Go deliver!
You are unstoppable!