Who Are You Competing With?

Have you ever heard the saying “keeping up with the Joneses”? Whether we mean to compete or not, we all have something inside us that wants to be better. Although I don’t believe we should focus our energy on being better than others, I do think it’s healthy to work on always beating one person – yourself.

Fighting Yourself

the only one who can beat me is meWe are our fiercest competitor. Why? Because the “old me’ is constantly wanting to beat the “new me”. My old lazy ways will always be fighting to reign. My past failures will always taunt me, and try to talk me out of my future success. The old me comes with baggage. The old me is strong – but the new me can be stronger.

Why? Because no one knows the old me like I do. I have the ultimate advantage. I know what I’ve done wrong, and done right. I can learn from my past. I can win.

If you run races or train in a setting where you track your performance, you’ve probably worked to improve your “PR” (personal record). That is one of the best things you can do, because it’s not about being better than others – it’s about being a better you.

As you focus on your weight loss goals, your career goals, your marriage, your spiritual life, your purpose in life – the only person you need to beat is yourself. Will you let the old you win – or do you plan to kick the old you’s butt!?

I will beat her

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About Bonnie Pfiester

Fitness Columnist and Lifestyle Coach, Resident Trainer for Designer Whey, Fitness Advisor for FitStudio, powered by Sears, FitFluential Ambassador and Owner of Max Fitness Club, home of BCx Boot Camp in Vero Beach, Florida.

Posted on March 7, 2013, in Mantras, Motivational, PFOCUS and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. Thank you for this, Bonnie!

  2. Nicole Hawker

    This definitely what I needed today!! Every time I walk into the Crossfit box there is this little voice that tries to say I can’t I just remind the old me that I can!!

  3. So glad I stumbled upon your “I will beat her” pic from Pinterest! Just what I needed to help give me the motivation to do my March Break Doubles workouts!

    Thanks!

  4. This is so inspiring!!
    What are those runners you are wearing, I love the color!!

  5. would love a copy of that picture “i will beat her”. It works for the old alcoholic me vs. the sober working out gal im trying to be… can i buy a copy please?

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