You should only compete with one person: yourself. (Herbert Lui, author)
Lui continues: “Life is a competition, but it’s not a race against anyone else. Rather, the real journey is only against yourself and unrealized potential.” Most young people who like sports want to win so badly it’s all they can think about. They’re continually planning how to beat the other guy. Youthful competition is temporary, but the real goal is to reach your full potential.
Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever (1 Corinthians 9:25).