If you are working in a corporate, who are you competition? Are other companies making similar products your competitors?
If you are writing a book, who are you competition? Are other authors writing similar books?
If you are a freelancer, self employed, who are you competition? Are other freelancers in the similar fields?
The real competition is yourself, your products.
The competition comes: do you have empathy towards your customers, do you have clear determination to walk forward facing challenges, do you want to fight “I’ll do it later” tendency, do you want to get up in the morning to do the hard work, or do you want to finish the reading and writing you get to do….
No matter what you do, you are valuable when you help other, when you produce something, when you do your physical or emotional labor. When you do, you will be competitive in your own way, unique way that has your label and your flavor.
Competition is a good thing. Competition gives you or your product a category, establishes your presence, gets you the recognition.
Competition is that we are entering into the same race, but we do it together. So we will need to open to each other. We learn from each other, we encourage each other, we are each other’s company on the way for a better future.
If you strive to do better, to be better, you are competitive.