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Why I Compete With Myself

October 4, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride // No Comments »

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about competing with yourself.

Hey, folks, Shawn here, talking about why I compete with myself, why do I always try to be better every day. You know there’s a lot of people that subscribe to the theory that if you just do small incremental improvements constantly, you’re going to do great things. And I’m a firm believer that if you get a little bit better at this, a little better at that, then you learn every day. You bring information back, you tweak, and you improve. And I’ve been doing this for several years now.

I wasn’t very intentional about improvement until about three or four years ago. But once I started getting intentional about improving a little bit, incrementalism, doing more and more, achieving more and more, great things have been happening in my life. New opportunities are presenting themselves. Things have opened up. Confidence level has increased. And my scope and influence in the world have increased all because of incremental improvements. But I’m not competing with others. I’m not looking outside and saying, “I wish I was that person.” Or, “I need to tear that person down so that I can go up.” No. I’m thinking about how do I get better. What do I do more of? I’m looking largely in the mirror. How do I do what I’m doing better? How do I produce better quality content for my audiences? How do I get in touch with the right people? How do I do more to let people know who I am, and to change the world and increase my influence in the world? And that’s what I’m looking for.

So, the question to you is, “Who are you competing with, “and are you competing with yourself?” I think your best competition is yourself. Who were you yesterday? Are you better? Are you at least 1% better? 1% better every day is exponential growth. 2% better every day, tremendous. Can you improve 1% or 2% every day? It’s not an easy thing to do, but if you can, you’re going to be in an amazing place just a year from now. Two years from now, 10 years from now, you won’t even recognize yourself.

So are you doing that kind of improvement? Are you making those kinds of investments? I challenge you to do it. I compete with myself. Compete with yourself, do great things.

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