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No Competition...Or Is There?

February 25, 2018

It was once a dirty word for me...until now...

 

What do you think of when you hear the word competition? Sport and games not withstanding, how would you define it within your life? Do you think, as some of us might do, that it means one will win while others lose? Or one makes it to the top, or is the best, and the rest are below? That others in similar fields will take away from ourselves? Almost as if there isn't enough to go around.  Or do you absolutely thrive on it?  What does competition mean to you?

 

For me, just personally speaking, one of the things competition seemed to imply was that someone had to be better than another, or that somehow through my success, another might unfairly miss out. 

 

Well, this morning I was introduced to the original meaning of the word competition. And I was thrilled to find out that it’s absolutely the opposite of winning and losing. The original meaning is: