When you work somewhere ultimately who are you working for? A shallow answer is for the company or the client. The deeper answer is for the self. You are trading your skills to a company or a client to earn your bread, right? When you improve self who would benefit more? You ain’t it?
I was thinking about developing oneself. I wrote a few sentences and continued from my previous blogs on the competition. When I reached the end of the second paragraph, I realized that I need to take the support of this one scene of the movie “Three idiots” to drive home the point. In this movie, a character goes for an interview and says ‘…I found this confidence after breaking 16 bones, I will be able to do something good with my life…”.
This is right, everyone has the capabilities to do something worth it for his or her life. Why get in a race of anything? Especially when one understands, competition brings stress, stress causes mental or physical suffering. Why try to be a replica of someone else when one can be a better version of self?
What best a person can do? Improve self isn’t it? Improving self requires looking at your own self, knowing owns strength and weakness, understanding the environment where you’ve to perform and working on these to get better results, that’s it.
I know people may have a point – how is that possible in a competitive world? Sales folks may say how will we bring in new business is we don’t compete with rivals? The point is – is now of learning and improving self. It is more about improving your product rather than just trying to sell a solution that may not be a good fit – your competitor’s product may be better. The point is followers look at leaders and compete with them. Leaders look at the customer best example is Amazon, isn’t it?
In your case, you are the customer and you are the serving company.