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    Competition is the thief of JOY

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    You can learn the lesson after scrolling each stanza one by one...

    I was Cycling this morning and I noticed a person about half a km ahead.
    I could guess he was Cycling a little slower than me and that made me feel good,
    I said to myself, "I will try to catch up with him."

    So I started Cycling faster and faster. Every block, I was gaining on him a little bit.
    After just a few minutes I was only about 100 feet behind him,
    so I really picked up the pace and pushed myself.
    I was determined to catch up with him.

    Finally, I did it! I caught up and passed him. Inwardly I felt very good. "I beat him".

    Of course, he didn't even know we were racing.

    After I passed him,
    I realized I had been so focused on competing against him that

    I had missed my turn to my house.
    I had missed the focus on my inner peace,
    I missed to see the beauty of greenery around,
    I missed to do my inner soul searching meditation, and in the needless hurry, feet slipped from the paddle twice or thrice and might have hit the sidewalk and broken a limb.

    It then dawned on me, isn't that what happens in life when we focus on competing with co-workers, neighbors, friends, family, 
    trying to outdo them
    or trying to prove that we are more successful
    or more important and in the bargain
    we miss our happiness within our own surroundings?

    We spend our time and energy running after them and we miss out on our own paths to our given destination.

    The problem with unhealthy competition is that it's a never-ending cycle.

    There will always be somebody ahead of you,
    someone with a better job,
    nicer car,
    more money in the bank,
    more education,
    a prettier wife/a more handsome husband,
    better behaved children,
    better circumstances and
    better conditions etc.

    But one important realization is that "You can be the best that you can be, when you are not competing with anyone."

    Some people are insecure because they pay too much attention to
    what others are,
    where others are going,
    wearing and driving, what others are talking about.

    Take whatever you have,

    the height, the weight, and the personality. Accept it and realize, that you are blessed. Stay focused and live a healthy life.

    *There is no competition in Destiny. Each has his own.*

    Comparison AND Competition is the thief of JOY.
    It kills the Joy of Living your Own Life.

    Run your own Race that leads to Peaceful, Happy Steady Life.

    Thanks for your valuable 1 min…

    Hope it's useful.

    - Sk Juned Jafri


    1. Harsh reality and I completely agreed with you.
      We should know that we're our own competition and we shouldn't compare our journey to that of others.
      We do not exactly know what they've sacrificed to get there.
      We all have our own paths,our own pace and that's all okay.
      You've beautifully penned it J.J..
      Keep inspiring us.✌️😊

      1. Thanks for giving a nickname J.J for my writings. In the process of competing with each other we forget to live our life peacefully and start comparing which leads to a impatient life.
        We all are unique in our own way. The word competition and comparision leads to loose our creativity,skill and uniqueness.

        Thanks alot for your valuable suggestion and feedback with a beautiful narration of my article.
        Have a good day.

    2. Very well written.It is a true story of all people.Everyone competes with others but nobody thinks what they lost during that time which you have explained very well.I love one thing about your writings that you always give a message which is very essential for life.

      1. Thanks for your golden words.
        Hopefully I justified my point of view that stop competition and start apprecaiton in this article through a life incident which occurs quite a few months ago. Thanks once again for your comments in each of my article.


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