I read an interesting book about women, a few years ago. I wish I could
remember the name, to give the author credit, but maybe someone will
recognize the thoughts.
In the book, the author talked about how everywhere she went, other
women complained that there weren`t any good men left; they couldn`t
get a man in their life, and so forth and so on.
The author talked about the difference between "getting" a man in these
women`s lives, versus "attracting" a man. She would ask these
complaining women what they were doing to attract a relationship; what
they had to offer.
I think there`s a valuable lesson here. How many people believe that "competition" means "getting" more customers?
Personally, I think the first rule of competition should be that you go
out and do what you want to do, because you want to do it. Not because
you want to form a billion-dollar business, or get famous, or win a
prize, or any other aspect of "getting" other people to applaud. Do
what You want to do because YOU have a passion for it, really like
doing it, and want to have fun doing it.
If you keep an eye on the concept of being attractive, interesting, and
offering something useful not only for yourself but perhaps for other
folks, you`ll naturally be competing.
Competition isn`t about how many people are in the field! It`s about
being the Best in the field....or giving it your best shot trying to be