As a child, my father Léandre Robichaud – a Barnum and Bailey Circus’ trapeze artist – who later became a full time painter and sculptor , kept telling me: ” The universe offers us a life of possibilities. You can be anything ”You” want, a master builder, a person capable of perceiving something great in this conventional world. The only person you are in competition with is yourself.” I believed him and made him the promise to be everything I could be.
It also defined myself from an interpretation of Chief Jacob Thomas, hereditary chief of the Six nations to describe what I have decided to become. I want to be a better human being and not say I am better than anyone else, and try to be better within myself.
When you compete with yourself, you start at the “old” you and work on becoming the “new” you. This ”New You” never stays the same. He or she is always getting better, even if it’s only in small steps.
If you pattern your life after someone else’s, you’re copying a copy. When competing with yourself, that is the most ambitious goal in life. You will spend your energy on progress instead of envy. You must want to be YOU.
Therefore, do not waste your time trying to compete with other people. It is a game you cannot win. If you spend all your time worrying about having a better car or cell phone than your colleagues at work, being better at sports than other players or a better parent than that woman on your street, you will always be chasing unattainable goals. You have no idea what their life path was to come to the level they achieve today.
No matter how well you think you’re doing, there will always be someone with a better body, nicer hair, a bigger house, or more advanced electronic devices. That is not saying any of those people are better than you. They just have different assets, interests, career, knowledge, needs, genetic make up and the list goes on.
Do not try to be better than everyone else. Set your own goals, and improve yourself every day. Your main goal in life should be to make yourself into the best ”YOU” that you can be.
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Next week: The Technique For Competing With Yourself