"The principle is competing against yourself. It's about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before" - Steve Young
Don't Compare Yourself to Others
Do you hold yourself to the standards of other people, wishing you could be better than them? Maybe this is motivating you, but it's a better idea is to compete against yourself. How about pushing yourself to eat healthier or walk longer after dinner each day? Set goals to "compete" against yourself. You select the end result that you want. Then, it is up to you—and only you—to work to achieve those goals. You'll be pushing yourself towards greatness, not creating unnecessary competition against others.
I read this, and it hit home. We may not be able to run as fast as the girl next to us on the treadmill, may not be able to lift as much, do as many push ups. Let's not compete against someone else, let's challenge ourselves, push ourselves. With this Motivational Monday, let's all set a goal to "compete" against ourselves.