‘Life is a competition’, I have heard this countless times but I can’t ascertain how valid this statement is. Again, I am aware that life as it is comes neutral. It only engages the substance we put into it. Life accommodates and tolerates.
If my boss doesn’t get demoted, promotion isn’t assured. If someone doesn’t die, the new born will starve. Really? If business H. thrives down the street, it becomes a hassle for our business to blossom. We must put in a stifling strategy to tear them down. What a sickening thought!
You must outrun your opponent in the Olympics to win the gold medal; you must get higher grades than your neighbour’s son to clear all the prizes.Then, you are successful! We can’t do without this necessary enemy called competition. Isn’t it wise to kick others around like an old tin just to survive? Survival of the fittest, you know! The king of the jungles kills and scares every insect. It’s hard. We need to know who is the most intelligent, apt and above par.
I grew up to the reality that for you to win, others might have to lose. Being a champion is cool. A rock star!
Life doesn’t discriminate; it gives rain both to the humbly bad and the pretty good. Life tells sunshine to smile both on assassins and the saint. But, the soil can refuse seeds invested wrongly. The air might not dry up cloths if it feels like being humid all day long. So how does life make its decisions? Luckily, we make most of the decisions for life to follow. After all, it rarely struggles; it will follow even our weakest voice.
You compiled a long list of mean things about your competitors, brooding over it; you completely forget to work in your project. Sometimes, we hold our competitors responsible for our slow development. Isn’t that insane? You hobble others to halt their progress. You watch every move they make, and brand them as a dangerous character. Little wonder, dangerous things happen to you. Like attracts like.
Like something rotten, human life fast decomposes, like a moth-eaten shirt or a mildewed blouse. Life isn’t forever, it can be short or long, it can be super-fast or slow in tempo.
The thoughts we engage our mind in germinates faster that maize in the soil. The thoughts of tearing others down makes us tear ourselves down. The inferior thought of wanting to kill other people’s enterprise to own the market is shameful. Collaborate instead!
So, rather than put out a rip-up strategy, learn to build communities that flourish together. Live and let live.
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© Fasoranti Damilola.
Life Strategist…helping you to transform your limitless potentials into maximum benefits.