One of my favorite books is The Science of Getting Rich, by Walter Wattles. I read this book years ago, several times over. Although so much of this book spoke to me, the biggest take away in my life has always been to get out of the competitive lane and dive into the creative.
Here’s what Walter Wattles says in the book:
”You must get rid of the thought of competition.
You are to create, not to compete for what is already created. You do not have to take anything away from anyone. You do not have to drive sharp bargains. You do not have to cheat or to take advantage. You do not need to let anyone work for you for less than he earns.
You do not have to covet the property of others or to look at it with wishful eyes. No one has anything of which you cannot have the like. You are to become a creator, not a competitor.
You are going to get what you want, but in such a way that when you get it, every other person whom you affect will have more than he has now. You are not seeking anything that is possessed by anybody else. You are causing what you want to be created from formless substance, and the supply is without limits.
Stick to the formulated statement: There is a thinking stuff from which all things are made, and which, in its original state, permeates, penetrates, and fills the interspaces of the universe. A thought, in this substance produces the thing that is imaged by the thought.
A person can form things in his thought, and, by impressing his thought upon formless substance, can cause the thing he thinks about to be created.”
I built my business on the create vs. compete philosophy. I teach this concept to my clients, speak to it to my friends and lead by example with my children. Competition mode puts us into a place where we are living from a scarcity mindset; there is never enough, someone else is already doing that, he does it better, etc… This is a place of constant friction, and it only serves to hold us back and draw in more of what we do not want…scarcity!
Level up. Be original. Be you. You have something that nobody has. Live from a place of giving vs. taking and knowing there’s more than enough for everyone and wishing them to have it too. Be grateful and give more value than you take in payment. Set your intentions. Lead from your heart. Shine in your brilliance.