Our competition isn’t other people as we would like to make ourselves believe. It’s with ourselves. The hardest adversaries we will ever encounter is our egotistic mindsets. I put off my writing for well over a week with the start of this February missing about the entire first week of this month because my competition, procrastination, got the best of me.
I love this from Oye Rooh:
“Your competition isn’t other people. Your competition is your procrastination. Your ego. The unhealthy food your consuming, the knowledge you neglect. The negative behavior you’re nurturing and your lack of creativity. Compete against that.”
Your competition isn’t OTHER PEOPLE. It is YOU.
We need a Harajuku moment to shake ourselves up. This refers to the moment when you start to understand that you need to do something about your situation. It’s the push. The wake up call.
“I’ve known that the key to getting started down the path of being remarkable in anything is to simply act with the intention of being remarkable.” – Tim Ferris
We need to train ourselves to change our perspective. This appropriate kind of mindset can transform the work and goals you want to achieve. Your mindset controls your output. Your mindset typically is how you see and look at the world around you. The way you think about everything. Make simple small changes to it, you get the next level.
“Mindset drives and shapes all that we do – how we engage with others and how we behave in every moment and situation.”
I’ve learned about the SAM method from my studies:
“S” stands for the ability to see the needs of others.
“A” is for adjusting your efforts.
“M” stands for measuring impact.
Taking yourself through these three filters is a mindset changer. Opening your perspective to the needs of others can be the motivation you need for yourself. Have you ever had someone be inspired by you and look to you as a role model? Seeing that in someone else as their need may make you take on the role a little more seriously. You can’t let that person down. This is the action you find as your efforts now become focused and intentional. Then of course the key to anything you go after is to determine how effective you’ve been. A friend once told me, “Winners keep score.”
Having the total and right mindset is the key to your actions. That means seeing yourself as your own competition, adjusting the behavior you want to see in yourself, and then measuring that output that comes from it as you go.
Uncovering the hidden challenge of yourself and taking advantage of it versus letting it end you is hard work. Recognize it for what it is, a bad perspective. That clarity can be all you need to move forward and become the best version of yourself you have always wanted to achieve!
Thanks for reading. Hope your week is going well!