Don’t be mad cause I’m doing me
better than you doing you.
— Childish Gambino
Before I go into how to use The Wisdom of the Ages, there’s one important topic I’d like to discuss:
The best kind of competition is you.
When you are competing against others, your falling into the comparison trap of trying to be a better them, rather than being a better you.
A better physique or business or money or skills or friends or… life.
The best competitors are playing the game with others, but are competing against themself.
Don’t be a better them.
Be a better you.
Compete against yourself — not others.
In whatever you do, ask,
‘how can I be better today than I was yesterday?’
‘How can I be better this month than last?’
This includes learning something new and/or developing a new skill as well.
Think not, ‘How can I be best in this industry?’ ‘How can I beat the competition?’ (even if that’s what you desire) instead think
Q: How can I be my best self?
Q: How can I beat my own time?
Q: How can I surpass the me I was yesterday?
That’s how you improve exponentially. That’s how you win.