So I was out doing my cardio when a young guy ran past me. I figured he was a lot younger than me, so he should be running faster. Then a big guy lumbered past, but obviously he needed to run harder, because he was fat and had weight to lose. Then an old guy passed me up, but I figured at his age, he needed the extra exercise. (Okay, so I’m validating my laziness. I hate cardio.)
As you’ve probably deduced, I jog pretty slowly. More like a fast walk. Until I get close to back home, where I sprint to the end. The point is this: I am not competing with any of those others joggers. I have my routine to burn fat, exercise my heart, and keep me in shape for softball. The only competition I have is myself.
How about you...
Life is not a competition to see who is better, smarter, richer or more successful than you. So stop beating yourself up. There will always be someone prettier, richer, or thinner. It’s about you being the best you that you can be. Becoming what you are capable of becoming.
The only competition is with who you want to be. And that’s a competition you can win every time.