Since we born, people tend to encourage us to be the best. Compete to be the best is a mind-set very rooted in our society, not just in business, but in many other aspects of human life. We’re raised to play the finite game of being the best and follow the rules set by other people such as go to this school, get this education, get this job, live in this neighbourhood, settle down and build a family.
But when you just compete to be the best, you are moving into someone else’s territory, always fighting for improving other people’s creations. A lot of the time this isn’t question, it just seems to be how life is, everyone’s doing it, so the rest do the same. This leads to a lack an independent, strong sense of self.
Life is very limited when you simply play the game that has been left by those before us. Life can be much more meaningful if you hack yourself and create your own game. When you hack the value inside of you, you aren’t following someone else’s journey, but you’re building your own journey and creating your singular story. You can leave a mark on this place like the ones before you, and you can have a lasting impact on those to follow you. This is the mindset that separates those with fulfilling lives from everyone else. Once you realize that, you’ll never be the same again