ACTION ITEMS

If you aim for first place, you’ll always finish strong.

  • Create daily measures of success for you and the teams you are involved with. Learn what it takes to win consistently.
  • Frequently review measurements of your past performances. Your talents will naturally motivate you to identify and surpass your records.
  • Select tasks, roles and work environments in which you can measure your achievements. You might never be able to discover how good you can be without competing.
  • Take the time to celebrate your wins. In your world, there is no victory without celebration.
  • Turn ordinary tasks into competitive games. You will get more done this way.
  • Let people know that being competitive does not equate with putting other people down. Explain that you derive your satisfaction from pitting yourself against good, strong competitors and winning. It is not satisfying to outperform a “hobbled” player.