Competition - is it motivating you or taking you off track?
We all want to be acknowledged as important, special, gifted, etc. in this world. We all want to feel like we stand out from the crowd. But is is possible for us all to stand out? My answer to this is yes, if you follow your gift. If you are trying to be something you are not, chances are, you will just be average. If you follow your heart and life's purpose, the universe is designed to make you shine.
This is similar to the law of attraction. But take this a step further. What if, there WAS something you were suppose to be doing in this life? What is you are meant to be the shining star in some respect? It is true... each and every one of us, has a unique gift to offer.
As I read for people, I see that people struggle to be "good enough" because they feel they are competing against someone else for it. Writing a book, being a singer, etc. Then they tailor their gift to compete against this other person. Which in turn, turns them off of their gift and causes them to fail. What if we just offer ourselves and our gifts out there, without looking back at who is following and without chasing someone else?
I think you are going to find when you do this, things are easier, things flow quicker, and you are just happier.
Now I have a Masters degree in Business Marketing and have worked in IT for years, so I understand the need to track your competition, keep an eye on your market share, etc. But sometimes that is all we do and we loose track of what we wanted to do in the first place.
My inspiration for you this week is to see where you are in competition and notice how that could be holding you back. Also notice if it does motivate you... and see what that means for you as well. Then for just this week, try and do things without competition energy behind it. Just do it for the fun of doing it. For the sake of putting yourself out there. Not to beat someone else, but just to prove to yourself you can.
I would love to hear some feedback on how this worked. Let me know!