There was a time when I thought that competition was all about winning. When you compete, one wins, the other loses. There are many folks doing the same thing (work), vying for the same customers and doing so in the same marketplace. You are a business person and you need to differentiate yourself from others who do what you do. Perhaps you view it as a game you must win; perhaps you see it as a friendly competition. But if you think it is all about winning I suggest you take another look at your game plan.
So, if it's not all about winning what is it about? Well, first of all I am not suggesting that anyone should settle for less than success. That is, success as each of us sees it- but that's a story for another day. It's that "P" word I am talking about. Possibility is the gateway to success; the more that is possible, the greater the probability that you will succeed. How does that work?
Stay on Your Toes
Competition is always a fantastic thing, and the computer industry is intensely competitive. Whether it's Google or Apple or free software, we've got some fantastic competitors and it keeps us on our toes. -Bill Gates-
By keeping us on our toes, competition increases possibility all around. Remaining alert to the wins and losses of our competition keeps us in the race. If you want to sit on the couch the pack will pass you by. If you are poised to act, the next great opportunity will not slip by you.