Compete vs. Create:
Consider these definitions:
Compete:To contend with another or others for a prize, superiority, etc. Syn. vie, rival, contest, oppose.
Create:To cause to come into existence; originate. To be cause of; bring about. Syn. make, fashion, form, produce, conceive, invent, build.
Which One Describes Your Business Approach?
Do you feel that you must compete with other businesses? Do you strive to conquer competition? Do you think that you need to have an edge over competition?
Take a look at all businesses out there! How on earth can You compete with them all? Answer: You don't! You can't! Period!
So why do we listen to statements made about winning out over competition? Because we have come to believe that in order to have it all and be successful, we need to compete and win to get top spot. We have notion that there is not enough success or money to go around, so we must beat down whatever or whoever gets in our way in order to have success.
To compete with someone, we have to vie with him or her for top spot. Once that top spot is gained (if it ever is), we cannot stop! There is always someone just waiting to contend with us to take that spot away.
It is almost certain. If we are only spending our time competing with others for success, someday, someone is going to defeat us for that success. Then someday it will happen to them, and so on.
Champions that have won top prize will be replaced by someone else who is faster, better or smarter. It always happens and it always will. We are left sitting in dust, wondering what happened!?!
The notion of competition is futile nonsense when it comes to our personal or business success. Look at universe around us. There is plenty of everything to go around without taking it away from someone else. We live in a bountiful world. We do not need to stress out over trying to overthrow competition to gain success.