Picture Post: How to beat your competition January 24th, 2013

Vinod Kumar

If you’re not making mistakes, you’re not taking risks, and that means you’re not going anywhere. The key is to make mistakes faster than the competition, so you have more changes to learn and win.

Do we have a situation where we don’t have any competition? I doubt there is no place in this world to hide. One of the biggest suggestions I give my friends is to draw a bigger line when we are challenged with competition. We cannot make the competitions line smaller, that is futile – best is to make us better than them. Do things that control your outcome rather than negatively working on your competition. Think bigger and move forward.

PS: I know a lot of people use circle for these diagram, I thought to use the same concept in rectangular figure :). Nothing wrong in being different.

I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn’t know how to get along without it – Walt Disney

The concept is simple. When working with competition:

  1. If you do things differently but constantly care about what competition is doing. Just the negative thought will bring you down.
  2. If you don’t care of the competition but you constantly do the same thing as your competition. You are no different from them – you are bound to fail.
  3. The victory spot is – Do things differently without blurring your thoughts of what competition does is a great place.

Finally, I don’t say you should not track competition. Know them, keep them at an arms distance.

You have competition every day because you set such high standards for yourself that you have to go out every day and live up to that – Michael Jordan

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2 Responses to “Picture Post: How to beat your competition”

  1. Nisarg Shah says:

    The post seems agreeable in terms of thought. But when I tried to implement it practically, I was totally lost. In fact it threw me out of competition. But after that all I did was, not trying things differently but trying to expertise it by practicing it more and more often. Even this failed as we don’t have exact same work culture at both places. So I finally came out with a explanation which said: To hell with competition, don’t look at competition. Look at achieving your goal and get more and more confidence. Once you gain that confidence try assigning the same sort of task to others and then fetch the different and most appropriate change which can be implemented instead…

  2. Naga Sirisha Myneedu says:

    Quiet agreed :)

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