Someone is always better.
When we can separate ourselves from the competition, and the personal value that comes from the recognition, I believe we are on to something. I am not telling you to stop achieving, I am just suggesting that you place less value on what others think. Take a look inside, and try to contribute. What can you give to this place? What can you provide for others better than anyone else can? Let’s go there and let’s have that conversation.
Finding value in yourself can get deep. It’s really personal. Have the conversation with yourself about worth. Go down that road.
Where do I find my worth? I can tell you there have been many times in my life that I have found my worth external to myself. This is a treacherous path. It doesn’t lead to a positive place. You see, to contribute and to really provide value, you need to have a firm belief in your self-worth. Being secure in your value to this place is a direct link to where you derive your worth. Let me be the first to tell you that you are worth more than you know. Don’t ever undervalue yourself. Lock into your worth. Do yourself a favor by not letting others diminish this. When you find it, start shining, my friend.
Competition is a great thing and it is a great teacher. I would encourage everyone to compete, but for the love of God, contribute. This has some real teeth. Make yourself useful. Help someone learn something. Help an old lady across the street. At some point in life, we have to recognize our role in relation to the grander scheme. You are a piece in a large puzzle. It’s up to you what is on that piece. Make it a cool one.