Do you feel competition brings out the best or maybe the worse in you?
Or are you able to ignore it all together and just worry about what you can control?
Some examples that come to mind:
Does it annoy you if you find out someone is making more than you, but has less responsibilities?
Do you question why someone else was picked for the project, or to lead the team, or invited to that special event?
How about when a new org chart is put together and you’re not where you thought you should be?
Maybe the brown-noser in the office, who you can’t figure out what the boss actually sees in them.
Or when going into your annual review, you were confident that you were going to be ranked higher than your peers, then to realize that management didn’t agree.
I think for most of us, at some point in our careers, have had similar feelings.
As we grow professionally, maybe we’re able to learn to look past these things.
A smart quote:
“Winning isn’t getting ahead of others, it is getting ahead of yourself.” ~Roger Staubach, Dallas Cowboys Quarterback, 1969-1979