Most of us love competing with our friends, neighbors, and even family members. We 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.
- Competition makes you impatient
Success in anything requires high levels of patience because things take long to manifest in the physical world. However, competition makes you impatient because it makes you desire quick progress so that you beat your rival.
Besides this, when competing, you’ll hardly embrace patience because you are in a race. You’ll always want to rush things to avoid the humiliation of being outdone.
- Your happiness will always depend on winning the competition
When competing, you’ll believe that outdoing your rival will make you happier. Therefore, your happiness will always depend on the outcome of the competition.
You’ll be sad if you lose the competition. And if you win, you’ll not be truly happy because you’ll always worry about the possibility of your rival outdoing you.
- Competition can result in you making bad decisions
When your sole aim is to outdo your rival, you’ll always use your competition as the basis for decision making. For this reason, there will be high chances of you making poor decisions because you won’t take time to make decisions that are in alignment with your goals.
- Competition might result in overthinking
It’s hard to overthink when running your race because you’ll only be concerned with how you’ll move forward. However, overthinking comes hand in hand with competition because when competing, you’ll always think about beating your competition. Besides this, you’ll think constantly about what will happen in case your rival wins the competition.
- 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’ll 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.
If you want to be patient, happy, and stress-free, please run your own race. Also, 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 competition is useless. 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’ll 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
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5 Great Benefits of Spending More Time Alone
I’ve always been a social person who loved spending more time with people. However, my decision to curve my own path in October 2017 resulted in me spending more time alone. Since then, I embraced solitude because I tasted its sweet fruits.
I realized the following benefits of solitude.
1.You Do More Useful Shit
Spending more time alone enabled me to find time for working towards my goals. In 2018, I managed to write articles all year, read and write books, and make money because of solitude.
Before embracing solitude, I was unable to do useful shit because I was always with my friends, and we liked spending our time arguing, joking, drinking, and smoking pot. We wasted lots of valuable time that we could have used to do useful shit.
2.You Stop Being Concerned About Other People’s Affairs
I realized that spending more time alone enabled me to stop being concerned about other people’s affairs. I had no one to tell me about John’s alcoholic monkey, Jerry’s cool rat, and Tom’s fucked up cat.
It dawned on me that the more I spent time with people, the more I wanted to know and think about their affairs. And the more I thought about their affairs, the more I wasted time comparing my life with theirs. Solitude thus allowed me to only think and care about me.
3.You Save More Money
Spending more time alone enabled me to save more money because I lacked the company that encouraged me to spend money on parties, clubs, and the latest footwear. I also saved more because I stopped spending on people to make them love my company.
4.You Engage in Deep Thinking
Being alone allowed me to engage in deep thinking during my free time. Deep thinking enabled me to discover many pearls of wisdom that I’ve shared in my blog posts and book. Earlier, it was almost impossible for me to engage in deep thinking during my free time because I spent it socializing.
5.You Know Thyself
Spending more time alone enabled me to face myself. With no one to occupy my energy and attention, I started thinking about my weaknesses, strengths, and passions. I discovered that my major weakness is the fear of rejection, and my major strength is a strong will power. I also realized that I loved reading, researching, and watching wildlife documentaries. It was hard for me to discover such things before embracing solitude.
These are the five major benefits of solitude that make me want to spend more time alone. You can try spending more time alone and you’ll experience them personally. Anyway, I believe there are many more benefits of solitude that many bloggers have written about. You are free to add them in the comment box below.
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A Summary of The 22 Harsh and Hidden Truths I Have Learned in 2018. HAPPY HOLIDAYS
This is my last article in 2018 and I would love to share with you what I’ve learned this year. 2018 has been a wonderful year for me. I’ve known wonderful people from different parts of the world through my blog. I’ve also posted articles consistently, experienced the power of solitude, and learned the following harsh and hidden truths about life.
- Prayer Changes Nothing If You Don’t Take Action
If you want to achieve your goals, work hard towards them. Don’t just pray and expect a god to help you achieve them. If you do so you’ll literally achieve your goals in your dreams.
- ‘Bad’ Things Will Still Happen Even If You Pray
Prayer doesn’t prevent ‘bad’ things from happening. The world will throw loads of shit at you even if you pray 1,000 times a day.
- God/Infinite Intelligence Exists Whether You Like it or Not.
After studying several biology books and watching many wildlife documentaries, I realized that the universe is intelligently designed by something with intelligence beyond our measure. Many people call it God.
- Your Body is Intelligent
The body is very intelligent. It makes you feel hungry when it needs food, and it knows how to digest the food and absorb crucial nutrients necessary for its growth.
- Reading Books Makes You Wiser
I have learned a lot through reading, and I also realized that most wise people read a lot.
- You Have to Train Yourself to Be Strong
Life is good but sometimes shit happens. Be strong when shit happens, and believe that you are powerful than your experiences because they are an illusion.
- If You Wish the Best for Others You Won’t feel Bad When Good Things Happen to them.
Wishing good things to happen to others makes you rejoice with them when good things happen to them. However, wishing bad things to happen to others will result in you feeling bad when good things happen to them. Therefore, always wish the best for others and you’ll never be resentful.
- Living the Life of Your Dreams is Possible But Not Easy
I extensively studied the biographies of many folks living their dreams and realized that they are all ordinary people who were brave enough to follow their dreams. I, therefore, concluded that it’s possible for each of us to live our dreams. However, I also realized that it’s hard to live our dreams because we’ll have to make sacrifices, work hard, and persist until we achieve them.
- Life Fuckin Goes On When You Die
Only a few people will cry when you die. But the ants, lizards, cows, my cute naughty cat, and 99% of the world will continue with their normal schedule. Be Humble.
- Generosity Attracts Love
People love generous folks, and they are willing to die for them. Politicians know this and they become extremely generous during political campaigns.
- Having A Job is not The Only Way To Make Money
I always believed that I can only make money through employment. However, this year, this belief changed after meeting folks who make lots of money from their businesses and craft.
- It’s Hard to Build A Successful Business
Building a successful business requires you to persevere when you experience losses. It also requires you to take huge risks and build business skills.
- If You Are Expecting Success, Expect Jealousy Too.
Not everybody, including your close friends and relatives, will be happy when you succeed. But don’t worry, that’s part of life.
- You Can Connect With Infinite Intelligence/God
Infinite Intelligence is in everything within and around you. You become highly connected to it when you focus all your energies on one thing.
- Never Ever Give A Fuck About What Other People Think About You
You will never live authentically if you are concerned with other people’s thoughts about you. You’ll focus so much on doing things that please others if you care so much about other people’s thoughts.
- The Law of Attraction Works
You attract what you mostly think about because your thoughts shape your actions.
- Maybe Ghosts, Mermaids, and Fairies Exist
I read somewhere that there are forests with viruses so deadly that a human being can die a few hours after entering them. Maybe ghosts and fairies live in these forests. Besides this, a big part of our oceans is unexplored; maybe mermaids dwell in this part.
- Solitude is Awesome
Solitude makes you think deeply, and it creates lots of free time which you can use to make your dreams a reality.
- You Don’t Have to Be Old For You to Be Wise
Contrary to popular belief, you can be wise at a young age. Remember, the Christian Messiah: Jesus, was wise at age 12.
Yes, wisdom comes with experience but it also comes with enlightenment and you can be enlightened at any age.
- You Might Never Progress If You Fear Taking Risks
Never expect to progress when you play safe. Progress requires risk-taking since risks open you up to many opportunities and allow you to fail forward.
- Academic Education Is Bullshit
Academic education trains you to memorize a lot of information that you’ll never use in real life. Besides this, it doesn’t make you wiser as it never shows you how to navigate through the journey of life.
The only good thing about academic education is that it helps you to read, write, and calculate.
- I Love Game of Thrones
Sorry, I know this is a personal development blog but I just had to put this on my list. Game of Thrones is one of the few Television Shows I watch and I can’t wait for the final season. The TV show makes me forget everything for a moment and dissolve into wonderland. Can’t wait to see who will eventually win the GAME OF THRONES.
Hope these truths had an impact on you.
Anyway, there are many hidden truths I have learned after dedicating my life to discovering how life and the Infinite Intelligence works. I believe that life is so good and we can experience heaven on earth if we live in alignment with the universal flow.
I believe you already know that this is my last article in 2018. But don’t worry, I will give you more nuggets of wisdom when I’m back in January. I have worked so hard this year, and I think I need a break. And to all readers who have a dream, keep working on it and remember that if you don’t give up you won’t fail. I have not yet achieved my dreams but I know that I will achieve them soon if I work hard and persevere enough.
Every great person was like you and me. They just persevered when others gave up, and all they cared about was achieving their dreams; nothing else. We’ll also achieve our dreams if we just don’t give up. The universe has already given us whatever we want. We just have to play our part by working hard and trusting the future.
Thank you so much for reading this blog post.
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“Make plans like an adult and believe in them like a child, and the most incredible things will happen.’ – Jim Rohn
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