Monday, October 6, 2008

Right Race

Day and night, we are competing for so many things - at work and outside of it. Most of us are so possessed with the desire to win that we forget to ask - Am I running the right race?

This question has many facets, but I wish to bring up just one - having intelligent ambitions. If winning is too easy, it is almost certain that you are not competing at the level that you belong to. Push yourself, seek the next level and the one after that. Don't stop till you find yourself among competition that is better than you. Because you learn more from one loss than you do from a hundred victories. Because it is better to lose in the Olympics, having competed with the best in the world, than win an easy but meaningless race.