Winning isn’t being better than everyone else in the room. Winning is improving on your last personal best. Every top athlete knows, it’s more effective to focus on your own gains, than to focus on other people.
It’s easy to sit around and judge what others are doing instead of looking at your own performance. But if you’re constantly comparing yourself to your teammates, you leave no room for personal growth.
You want a company culture that gives people the space to focus on themselves, without competing internally with each other.
A little healthy self-obsession when paired with accountability drives ambition.