Do you feel others in your industry are better than you?
Or that you’re better than them?
What if you could operate with neither, showing admiration, not overvaluing their opinions or undervaluing yours?
If you think they’re better, you’ll revere their steps and question yours. You’ll put yourself in their shadow by the moves you make, and make your belief come true through stifled innovation coupled with a little envy.
If you think you’re better, you’ll dismiss their steps and revere yours. You’ll miss opportunities to learn and grow together, and constantly wonder why people who ‘aren’t as good at you’ are so much more effective.
When you think you’re equal, you’re not afraid, you have no excuses, you learn more, and opportunities to collaborate seemingly come out of nowhere.
Isn’t that a better place to operate from?