posted on: September 17, 2020
author: Brian Lomax
Over the years, I have heard many people describe themselves as being “so competitive.” But if the definition of competitive is solely concerned with beating others and/or winning, then it’s off the mark.
To me, being competitive is a process oriented pursuit of mastery in which results are data points to help you improve. I know that sounds a bit Zen-like, but this approach allows you to embrace competition in a productive manner with productive emotions.
When you win, you learn. When you lose, you learn. The competing never stops. It is a constant on your journey, and it’s what makes you better.
There can be a lot of anguish and frustration when competition is about your ego. So make it about mastery instead. You’ll feel more at peace with yourself.
Brian Lomax founded PerformanceXtra™ in 2009 with a mission of helping athletes achieve their goals and their top performances more consistently through a progression of mental skills that enables them to focus on what is truly important.
Learn more about the author: https://performancextra.com/brian-lomax/