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Are you someone who strives to #DOYOURBEST or be the best?
Ambition can be all about achieving success on your own terms, whereas over competitiveness means striving to be more successful than others.
Try out this quiz to see which personality type you have:
If you answered mostly A, you're more competitive with others, put yourself first and are therefore less suited to collaboration. You're in the zone of being the best. Because you're often distracted by who's in front and who's behind and because let's face it, it's hard to know whether you ever really are "the best," it's likely you feel disappointed and stressed out.
If you answered mostly B, your ambition is of the kind favored by corporations. You may be driven, but you're still able to collaborate with others. You're more about doing your best. Because, instead of competing with other people you are setting your own benchmarks for success, it's likely that you feel more relaxed and in control.
Too often, people focus on achieving a specific end result or some sort of external benchmark (extreme competitiveness). This is problematic whether you succeed or fail to accomplish your mark.
💢If you SUCCEED, then it’s all too easy to get carried away basking in the glory. You’re liable to become complacent and next thing you know, you’ve already fallen behind your competition.
💢If you FAIL, then the opposite holds true: you’re likely to become sad, lose motivation, and in the worst cases, burnout and quit whatever it is you were doing altogether.
Furthermore, is there ever really “the best” in anything? What deems to be the best is relative to one’s opinion. Think about it…
⚡️ One’s beauty
⚡️ Sense of humor
and so on.
What one person believes to be “the best”, may not hold true for another.
Strive to continuously become better in anything you do and focus on doing YOUR BEST because learning never ends and trying to be the BEST of the BEST is self-destructive.
Do share your thoughts with me, what are the ways we can focus on giving OUR best instead of allowing our over competitive side to take over? 💭
"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”
-- Maya Angelou
Have a nice day everyone.
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