…is for losers.” I told the trainee today. The new guy was asking for advice on how to get his productivity up and how to beat his fellow trainees. So I continued:

When you try to beat other people, you set yourself up to fail. But going against yourself, trying to improve yourself? That is a competition you have control over. It’s one you can win.

I wish I understood this when I was younger because this would have saved me a lot of frustration. In some ways I should still apply my own advice.