Competition as Motivation – What is Pushing You to Succeed?

Competition is a powerful fuel for motivation.

As I mentioned recently, I ran my first 10k race. Without that race pending on my calendar for three months, I would currently be able to run about 17 consecutive feet…maybe. I would weigh about 20 pounds more. I would not be waking up before 6:00am every day and writing. I would generally feel like crap and be a lot less productive.

Competition as Motivation - Who is Pushing You to Succeed?
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Why did I finish the race? Why did I train so hard? Why am I now targeting at least one more race this year and a few next year, including setting a goal to run the half marathon next fall in less than 1:54? Because I am competitive. I was not going to fail.

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