Inspiration: For those struggling with "Competitionitis"

Last Update: February 11, 2016

Are you a new member here at Wealthy Affiliate? Have you been here awhile, but have a hard time measuring your work by the work of others in your niche? This post is for you.

I occasionally see people writing posts or questions about their competition being too good, they feel they'll never outrank them, never have a website like theirs, etc. The thing is, though, that you can emulate and be inspired by the behavior of your competition who are doing well, but you should never measure how good YOU are if you don't rank above them (yet).

You have unique strengths and a different vision. Using your own voice in your posts is important to engage your audience and to make them feel you're knowledgeable and passionate about your niche.

We are our own worst critic, but it's time to stop listening to those self doubts and realize that you can absolutely be just as good as, if not better than, your competition. But that will never happen if you don't work at it.

There's a blogger I follow, a bada$$ single woman who bought a huge old farmhouse and is fixing things up all by herself. She's amazingly awesome, and she recently did a post about what she calls a "Vulnerability Hangover". It's perfect in its entirety (can be seen on diydiva dot net, post titled "Comfort Zones and Cameras in my Face") but this little snippet was so inspiring. I want to share it with you!

Caution: Cursing. Good thing we're all adults!

I hope you enjoyed this, and hope you can put away your self doubt and give your competition a run for their money (literally!)

Have a great day!


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Wayne66 Premium
I do struggle with some of these things as a matter of fact, it's more or less always in the back of my mind. But I'm not ready to give up yet. I have most of this year and I will keep picking away. Reading your progress reports is an inspiration in that it shows me that it CAN be done.
mjdimarco Premium
Don't compete, instead be glad and take satisfaction from others' successes. It will help you achieve yours.
AlexEvans Premium
Hi Dara, thank you for sharing a very motivational post for all.
darajeanne Premium
you're welcome, thanks for the comment!
AlyssaBaron Premium
I feel like you wrote this post for me! Thanks for sharing it!
vic62 Premium
Very inspiring Dara and thank you for sharing.