I read this article on Modish about competition and how the only person who stops you from being affected by others is yourself.
It’s a concept worth getting your head around, as it’s so simple yet so true. It’s so easy in the indie design community to get bogged down in what others do and if they’re doing better than you, getting more press, “hogging” the opportunities. It takes a long time to realise that getting hung up on that is a thief of time and motivation.
I had an epiphany about this last year during my evaluation and although it’s hard to stick to, my goal is to let go of the negativity surrounding the constant competitiveness and to focus that energy into making a success of my business.
Read the article here.
I’d be interested to read any comments from people who agree or disagree! Do you feel there’s a “problem” with competitiveness? Do you get harrassed by it? Or do you rise above it?
(The cat is unrelated but cool).