This mindset was something I used to find strange and counterproductive.
But I stopped looking on the short-term.
Being among the top in your respective fields has the following benefits:
Simon Simek speaks of the infinite vs. the finite game.
The finite game centers on winning the game itself while the infinite games involves staying around to continue playing.
Steel sharpens steel.
Find individuals who are better than you. Learn from them. Let them challenge you.
Challenge you to grow your strengths (and weaknesses).
When you focus on being among the best you will always be successful, just not necessarily the top in you field.
✅ Removes harmful pressures
If you focus on ONLY being the best, when you end up in second place 🥈 you will only see the negative.
“I didn’t win” the pessimist says.
“I ran the race well and finished among the best!” is what the optimist says.
Is it better to finish number one once in a while, but perform mediocrely the other times
Consistently be in the top 10% year in & year out even if you never finish first?
Let me know your thoughts in the comments!
#Consistency #Excellence #Success #Competition