I was cycling and noticed a person some distance in front of me,
I could tell he was cycling a little slower than me and decided to try to catch him.
I had about a km to go on the road before turning off.
So I started cycling faster and faster and every block, I was gaining on him just a little bit. After just a few minutes I was only about 100 yards behind him, so I really picked up the pace and pushed myself. You would have thought I was cycling in the last leg of the Olympic triathlon
Finally, I caught up with him and passed him by.
On the inside I felt so good. “I beat him” of course, but he didn’t even know we were racing.
After I passed him, I realized that I had been so focused on competing against him that I had missed my turn, had gone nearly six blocks past it and had to turn around and go back quite a bit.
Isn’t that what happens in life when we focus on competing with co-workers, neighbours, friends, family, trying to outdo them or trying to prove that we are more successful or more important?
We spend our time and energy running after them and we miss out on our own paths to our destinies.
The problem with unhealthy competition is that it’s a never ending cycle.
There will always be somebody ahead of you, someone with better job, nicer car, more money in the bank, more education, a better spouse, more educated children, etc. Etc.
This too shall pass,
Take what Life has given you, the height, weight & personality. Dress well & wear it proudly! You’ll be blessed by it.
Stay focused and live a healthy life. There’s no competition, compete only with yourself. How you can be better than yesterday.
Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, Always create your own sunshine.
Run your own race, be contented, wish others well and stay blessed forever.