I LOVE the Olympics. They are a glorious testament to human will & perseverance. Not to mention nail polish and body glitter (thank you gymnastics!). But above all the glory that the Olympics hold, at its base, the Olympics are a competition.
People always say a little competition is healthy. But can we be too Olympic? Do you see everything in your life as a competition?
When we become too competitive, we begin to see every person we encounter as an aggressor. We begin to see each situation as a challenge to us, and we begin to live our life on guard. We are always on the war path, constantly obsessed with winning, obsessed with being the best.
But the thing about life is, it isn’t race. Life is a journey, yes, & a path, yes. BUT it is YOUR journey and YOUR path. If we are each walking our own personal path, then there is no need for competition, there is no need to see each person as a challenger. All you need to do is follow your own path, your own truth. You will be much happier when you let down the walls of competition and open yourself to living YOUR truth.
When you begin to let down your guard, and your obsession to win, you can truly learn to be happy for others. If we are all constantly competing against one another, then we will have no support. So instead of seeing the world around you as your competition, begin to see the world as a part of your team. And in that moment you will see the unnecessary plight of competition, and submit to the beauty of support.
“The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part; the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well.” Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the International Olympic Committee