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5 Harmful Effects of Competition That Will Make You Quit Competing Right Now

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Today, most of us love competing with our friends, neighbors, and even family members. We often try to be ahead of other individuals in everything we do.

We want to have a better car, a better lifestyle, and more money. We believe that winning the social competition will bring us a sense of satisfaction. Therefore, we spend a large percentage of our time thinking about how we can outdo each other.

However, we fail to realize that competition is bad for us as it might result in us failing to achieve our goals because of its disastrous effects.

Today, I would like to encourage you to stop competing by sharing with you the adverse effects of competition.

  1. Competition makes you impatient

Success in anything requires high levels of patience because things take long to manifest in the physical plane. However, competition makes you impatient because it makes you desire quick progress so that you beat your rival.

Besides this, when competing, you will hardly embrace patience because you are in a race. You will always want to rush things so that you avoid the humiliation of being outdone.

  1. Your happiness will always depend on winning the competition

When competing, you will believe that outdoing the other individual will make you happier. Therefore, your happiness will always depend on the outcome of the competition.

If you lose the competition, you will become extremely sad. On the other hand, if you win, you will not be truly happy because you will always worry about your rival outdoing you.

  1. Competition can result in you making bad decisions

When your sole aim is to outdo your rival, you will always use your competition as the basis for decision making. Therefore, there will be high chances of you making poor decisions because you will not take time to make decisions that are in alignment with your goals.

  1. Competition might result in overthinking

It’s hard to overthink when running your race because you will only be concerned with how you will move forward. However, overthinking comes hand in hand with competition because when competing, you will always think about beating your competition. Besides this, you will think constantly about what will happen in case your rival wins the competition.

  1. Competition will make you focus on your competitor instead of focusing on your progress.

Competition can hinder you from progressing because it will make you focus on your competitor. You will always want to know your competitor’s progress, what he/she is doing, and the decisions he/she is making. Focusing on your competition requires a significant amount of time and energy and it will result in you putting less focus on your goals.

Concluding Remarks

Therefore, if you want to be patient, happy, and stress-free, please run your own race. Besides this, stop competing if you want to make decisions that are in tune with your dreams.

I wrote this article from my experience. There was a time I used to compete with my friends but I realized competing was worthless. It made me stressed because of over thinking, and I always worried about beating or being beaten by my competition.

However, I gained inner peace when I stopped competing. Today, I don’t compare my progress with other people’s progress. I run my own race, and I believe I will win. I also believe you will win because we are all destined for Greatness. We just have to move without quitting.

Thank you for reading. And Remember,

‘You must get rid of the thought of competition. You are to create. Not to compete for what is already created’ – Wallace D. Wattles

Feel free to disagree or add more points.

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5 Harsh Truths I Have Learned About Life At Age 26

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At 26, I have learned many harsh truths about life that I wish my younger-self knew. I believe I must share with you 5 of these truths because I trust that it’s necessary for you to know them.

  1. Not Everything Goes According to Our Plans

If you are in your 20s I believe you have realized that not everything goes according to your plans.  I trust that there are many times you’ve planned something only to get the opposite of what you’ve planned.

As human beings, we love planning for the future because it gives us peace and makes us feel in control. However, most of the time many things happen that we had not planned for, because there is a more POWERFUL FORCE that controls life.

Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it’s the Lord’s purpose that prevails.’ – Proverbs 19:21 (The Christian Bible).

But you must not stop planning because of this phenomenon. Instead, you must plan, but keep in mind that sometimes things might not happen according to your plans.

When things don’t go as you planned, just remember that everything happens for the good for those who trust life.

  1. Romantic Relationships in Your 20s Can Be a Waste of Time

Most of the romantic relationships you will establish in your 20s will waste your time and resources. I sometimes regret focusing too much on romantic relationships in my early 20s because I gained nothing from them. I wish I focused on my dreams instead of wasting my precious time on stupid relationships.

These relationships mostly lead to emotional pain and stress, and sometimes you might invest so much in a person who will never marry you. I believe that if you invest your energy, time, and financial resources in your dream rather than a relationship, you will have nothing to regret in the future.

  1. Seasons Change

Nothing is constant. Things are always changing. You might be financially stable today, but end up extremely broke at the end of the year. Conversely, you might be broke today but end up with more than enough money tomorrow.

The biggest mistake we make is believing that our present conditions will last forever. For instance, when faced with hardships, we often succumb to depression because we think that they will last forever. Little do we know that things are always changing, and nothing lasts forever.

You will attain a constant state of inner peace if you become conscious of the fact that things are always changing because, when you are in good times you won’t worry about things changing, and when in difficult moments, you will know that good days are coming.

‘The seasons change and the summer will become winter. There are days when crops are greatly harvested and days when the seasons are too rough to plant.’ – EmpowerThyself

  1. Most of Your Friends Are Fake

Three years after completing my high school education, I realized that most of my friends were fake. Many people, including those I thought, were true friends stopped associating with me because I was broke. I tried to bond with them but my efforts were futile.

Besides this, I also realized that some of my friends felt bad whenever they believed I was making progress. Also, others felt good when I was in difficult situations. For this reason, I have less than 5 friends today. I decided to not waste my time on making friends because most of them are useless.

  1. Follow Your Dreams as Soon as Possible if You Want to Live the Life of Your Dreams

Earlier this year, I almost gave up on my dreams after it dawned on me that many people who live their wildest dreams started chasing them at a very early age. For instance, most actors started acting at an early age, and most musicians started chasing their dreams when they were teenagers.

I, therefore, thought it was too late for me because I started chasing my dreams at 25. However, I now have faith because I realized a number of successful people who managed to live their dreams despite chasing them later in life.

It’s never too late to follow your dreams, but it’s hard to follow them when you have bills to pay and children to care. Those who have an advantage are those who start following their dreams at their teenage ages or in their early 20s because they have few responsibilities.

Therefore, the earlier the better. If you want to something, start doing it now. Don’t postpone it because the older you get, the tougher it becomes to follow your dreams.

Life is a learning process, and sometimes you might learn some things when you are too late. It’s therefore good for us to inform each other of the harsh truths we have learned about life so that we avoid making mistakes.  I believe that, besides these truths, there are many more truths you have learned about life. You are free to share them in the comment box below.

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4 Easy Ways to be a People Person

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A people person is an individual who easily gets along with other folks. The person knows how to interact with others, and for this reason many people like being around him or her.

There are several advantages of being a people person. For instance, you have high chances of getting promoted, and you can easily secure a political seat. In addition, people will be helpful and friendly to you.

There are some people who are naturally likable while some have to put some extra work before they make themselves a people person. If you are working on becoming a people person, you just stumbled upon the best piece of information that will help you achieve your goal quickly, because today I will provide you the 4 things you can do to become a people person.

Here are they:

  1. Help People

You automatically become a people person if you help folks solve their problems because people tend to easily get along with individuals who are always willing to help them overcome their difficulties.

  1. Have a sense of humor

If you want people to like you, you must practice the art of humor.

People enjoy being around individuals who make them laugh because laughter makes us happy, and relieves stress.

  1. Make People Feel Great

People love feeling important because this feeling makes them confident. For this reason, people will love you, and will always want to be around you if you constantly make them feel special/great.

You can make individuals feel special by telling them how you believe in them, and making them know that they have the ability to achieve their desires or goals.

  1. Let People Feel Free to be Themselves When They are Around You

People hate pretending, and they always like to be around those who make them feel free.

You will get along with many people if you are the kind of person that allows people to be themselves because your company will make people feel at home regardless of where they are.

You are welcome to add more tips on how to become a people person in the comment box below.

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