To be competitive teaches us lessons. The competition we face is mostly within ourselves to uphold an internal drive to become better. It’s not only about the persons you are trying to outdo, it’s more about your positioning and acting to become better yourself.
To be a competitor enhances your opportunities and propensity to learn. You wouldn’t sit idly by if others grow out ahead of you. A good rival identified pushes us to extend ourselves beyond a comfort zone to learn and experience ahead on the others.
It is a competitive advantage to take risks so that you learn much faster and more deeply. In the end, you are far better by having been an engaged competitor rather than merely a participant or settle to be only a member of the crowd.
“A true competitor works the hardest, cares the most, and makes the best of what they have.” — Kerri Walsh —