run your own race!

Last Update: November 23, 2017


THE FIRST THING we must do to conquer any challenge is to get into a healthy competition with someone who guarantee our success. To do that, we must forget about competing with others. Competing with others only leads to a life of insanity and misery as we will forever have a false sense of ourselves. Think about it. The truth is that there will always be someone faster, slower, stronger, weaker, taller, shorter, skinnier, fatter, smarter, dumber, prettier, uglier . . . and the list goes on and on. But, let's take a look at what happens when we compete with someone else. Regardless of what characteristic you choose to compare, you will either have a false sense of superiority or inferiority depending on what side you view yourself. No. The only person you can honestly compare yourself with is the person you "used to be". Comparing yourself to the person you used to be enables you to improve yourself with certainty and confidence. So, set a goal and make a plan . . . but look only to yourself as to how well you are doing. After all . . . in a competition with yourself, you always win!


WHEN THE "WHY" IS BIG ENOUGH . . . The other thing we must do to be successful is to have a reason for putting forth so much effort. Why are you going through this? Why are you spending so much time learning new things and working so many hours for no money? Why are you going away from the comfort and familiarity of where you are now? To go forth on the journey of life, you must have something pulling you onward. What is it? What kind of lifestyle do you want to have? Costs aside . . . how do you want to live ten years from now? Where do you want to live - a house or an apartment? What type of climate do you desire? What kind of car do you want to drive? What style of clothes will you wear? Will you go out to eat often? If you go out to eat, what kinds of restaurants will you eat at? Do you like to go to the movies . . . with popcorn and a soda? Do you like to travel? Where will you travel to? Will you get married or stay single? Will you have children? What kind of lifestyle will you have? Answer all of these questions and think of more questions for yourself . . . and . . . Write it all down!!

DREAM BIG!! In your life you can have anything you dream of. But, there is a gap between your dreams and reality, and bridging that gap takes work. All of the things you desire have a cost and you need to know now what those costs are so you can start on the right path that will enable you to afford the things you dream about today. If you want nice things you will need a good education and time to build the relationships necessary to have the career that will enable you to afford those things. Give it some serious thought and write down what you want.


HELP OTHERS ALONG THE WAY! I have often said that the thing we want most for others is the thing we need the most for ourselves. One of the greatest assets we have here at Wealthy Affiliate is the community of people willing to give help wherever and whenever it is needed. Again, this comes from self improvement not only in skill but in personal character. With the concept of being only in competition with ourselves, we develop a sense of compassion for our fellow friends and neighbors.


THE VALUE OF WEALTHY AFFILIATE TRAINING is in your ability to control your own life and your own destiny. Please take it seriously and devote at least 1 hour a day to improving yourself and your website. Follow the training closely and continuously look for ways to improve your site. This is a fantastic resource for building wealth, and I hope you are finding your own personal success.

Remember: Whatever your dreams or goals are . . . write them down!! If it isn't in writing it doesn't exist!!!

It is good to have you here, and I look forward to seeing your great success!!!

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subcpo14 Premium
Great blog. Jay
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WHearn Premium
Thanks Jay. After just rereading it, I see that it could use several edits in grammar and punctuation. I thought I was being careful in my editing. Now I know why books have typos even after they go through several editors..
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subcpo14 Premium
Perfection is the moment. Jay
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DebbieRose Premium
Hello David...very well said. Surrounded ourselves with encouraging people is helpful but, as you said, the motivation and competition is really with ourselves. We have to want success...whatever that is for us.
Debbie
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DEversley Premium
What a great perspective. Such wisdom here.
As I said before, we get great value here from these internal posts alone.
That alone is worth the effort.
David
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WHearn Premium
Thank you David. The community is one reason I stay. The training is great, but the people are excellent!!
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StunningBell Premium
Great advice. A selfless perspective on life is what we need to survive.
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WHearn Premium
As POTUS John F. Kennedy once said, “And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.” I believe this extends to each other on a personal level as well.
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